Mum­bai In­di­ans pay `3.2 crore for Jaipur fac­tory worker’s son

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Kalim Khan and Sid­dhartha Sharma let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

CON­TIN­UED ON P12

IPL AUC­TION, P20 & P21

Nathu Singh: Fast bowler

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.