Cricket de­fined me

Sportstar - - 40 SUPERSTARS -

Cricket is ev­ery­thing to me, it de­fined me and what­ever I am to­day is thanks to this sport. When we were grow­ing up, all of us used to look up to Sport­star, the weekly mag­a­zine then. You would dream about be­ing on its cover. The mag­a­zine had high qual­ity pic­tures, good fea­tures and yes there was fo­cus on cricket as it was the num­ber one sport. But for us crick­eters, Sport­star also made us aware about ath­letes in other sports. Be it ten­nis, ta­ble ten­nis, ath­let­ics or hockey, we got to know about our peers in those sec­tions.

There wasn’t much re­gional foot­ball then but even that was cov­ered. Back then Sport­star was the only source of in­for­ma­tion and cov­er­age on var­ied sports and its lead­ing play­ers. I used to en­joy the in­ter­views in the mag­a­zine and it turn­ing 40 is in­deed an im­por­tant mile­stone.

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