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SID­DHARTH KAUL, 26, Bowler, Chandi­garh

Who is He? A part of the un­der-19 World Cup win­ning team in 2008, Sid­dharth Kaul, a top bowler with the Sun­ris­ers Hy­der­abad IPL team is al­ready known for his con­sis­tent per­for­mances.

Score Card Kaul, who has been play­ing cricket for the past 17 years sur­prised ev­ery­body with his haul dur­ing the last IPL sea­son with the score card of 4/29 vs Su­per­giant, 3/24 vs Mumbai In­di­ans and 3/36 vs Kings XI Pun­jab.

The Ob­ses­sion “Al­most ev­ery­one in my family is into sports. My par­ents are Gym­nas­tic coaches and my brother, like me, is ob­sessed with cricket. So, it was nat­u­ral for

me to take up a sport early in life.”

High On Kaul says that the fact Cricket is a team sport is what gives him a high. “There is im­mense re­spon­si­bil­ity in­volved. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to rep­re­sent­ing In­dia one day.”

Block­ing Road­blocks “I am grate­ful that I come from a family where sports is given im­por­tance and re­spect; I haven’t yet faced any ma­jor hin­drances. Even if I do, I know I can count on my family.”

Next On Cards Kaul has al­ready started train­ing for next year’s tour­na­ments. “You have to be at the top of your fit­ness game at all times,” he says.

I am wait­ing to rep­re­sent the coun­try in the se­nior squad.

IN­DIA TO­DAY

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