Cricket is one of the most watched and loved sports in India. People preach cricket and admire their favorite cricketers. But do you know many of your favorite cricketers hail from a background full of penury and destitute?
Indian cricketers are no less than celebrities and as much fame they hold they too have a backstory like many of the celebrities from Bollywood that tells about the times of hardships they have gone through in their Childhood. Today we are going to talk about some of the successful Indian cricketers who went through a tough childhood and lifestyle of impoverishment but now are the richest and most successful sportsmen around the globe.
1. MS Dhoni
If you have watched the biopic of MS Dhoni called MS Dhoni: The Untold Story you can easily understand the hardships that he went through before making it big. Former skipper MS Dhoni is one of the most successful and revered captains in the whole world. Hailing from Ranchi, his father always wanted him to have a government job.
He worked as a ticket collector in the Railways for a good long time but he did not give up on his love for cricket and became the star player that the world of cricket always needed.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
Our all-time favorite all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja always saves the losing game for us and we love him for that. He never misses any catch and he also did not miss the opportunity on making his dream come true.
He too had a tough childhood, his father was a security guard, and his mother was a nurse but regardless of such hardships, he did not give up and now is the top all-rounder player around the globe.
3. Harbhajan Singh
Now a member of Rajya Sabha, Harbhajan Singh is a former Indian cricketer and commentator. He is one of the most successful bowlers of all time who has given amazing records in all three formats. His forte is spinning and he played for the Indian cricket team from 1998 to 2016.
Bhajji has gone through a tough childhood as well. Veteran cricketer Virendra Sehwag revealed that the poverty in his family was so much so that Bhajji even considered taking up the job of a truck driver but thankfully he fought back and gained the recognition that he always deserved.
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Currently, one of the best bowlers in the world, yes the name is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar Kumar in one of his interviews revealed that he faced quite some hardships in his life, especially during the times when he used to prepare himself for cricket. He tells how he never had the proper required shoes but his family backed him up.
This fast bowler is now one of the top and most expensive players in the IPL and always tries to make our country proud when is playing the internationals.
5. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is another revered Indian cricketer who currently plays in IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders. This fast bowler is working hard to make his comeback in the internationals but what we must know is that he too made it to stardom and success after facing a lot of financial issues.
During his childhood, his father used to work as a coal miner. He used to struggle a lot in providing food to his family but his son made him proud by working hard and playing for his nation.
These successful cricketers are real-life shreds of evidence about how hard work, dedication, and diligence towards your dreams can actually make them come true and give you a life that you always desired and deserved!