Mumbai Indians pay `3.2 crore for Jaipur factory worker’s son
JAIPUR/BANGALORE: The first thing Nathu Singh wants to do is build a bigger house for his parents and younger brother. After all, the 20-year-old son of a factory worker in Jaipur has just become richer by Rs3.20 crore.
A pace bowler hailed by cricket greats like Rahul Dravid as the “spark” in Indian cricket, was bought by IPL franchise Mumbai Indians on Saturday, catapulting the virtually unheard of player to the big league.
But all the youngster could think of when HT spoke to him was about the hardships his father made to ensure that he could to play the game of cricket — first with tennis ball in the narrow bylanes of the Murlipura locality where he lives with his family. “Now I will build a new house for my parents,” an emotional Nathu said, choking on his words.
Prodded to speak about his cricketing dreams, Nathu said he hopes to catch the eye of the national selectors during his stint with the Mumbai Indians in IPL.
“My priority is to play well in IPL and proved my strength. IPL is the platform to enter the Indian team,” he added.
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