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Story – When Cricketer Rohit Sharma stayed away from Parents because of financial issues

Rohit Sharma was born in Bansod, Nagpur. His father worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. Rohit was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because of his father’s low income. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends.

Motivational Story – When Rohit Sharma’s coach helped him in early days of his cricketing career

Rohit joined a cricket camp in 1999 with his uncle’s money. His coach at the camp was Dinesh Lad who asked him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School, where Lad was the coach and which had better cricket facilities. Rohit recollects, “I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he got me a scholarship. So for four years I didn’t pay a penny, and did well in my cricket.” Rohit started as an off spinner who could bat a bit, before Lad noticed Rohit’s batting abilities and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. He excelled in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments, scoring a century on debut as opener.

Motivational Story of Indian Woman Cricketer Mithali Raj – She played with male cricketers in the nets

Mithali Raj started to play Cricket at the age of 10 and at the age of 17, she was picked for the Indian team. She started cricket coaching in her school days along with her elder brother. Mithali practised at school, often playing with male cricketers in the nets. She was named among the probables in the 1997 Women’s Cricket World Cup when she was just 14, but couldn’t make it to the final squad. She made her One Day International debut in 1999 against Ireland at Milton Keynes and scored unbeaten 114 runs. She made her Test debut in the 2001–02 season against South Africa at Lucknow. On 17 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual Test score of 209, scoring a new high of 214.

Story – Mithali Raj who played even when she was ill

Mithali was taken ill with a strain of typhoid during the CricInfo Women’s World Cup in 2002, seriously hampering India’s progress. However, she then led them to their first World Cup final in 2005, in South Africa, where they met Australia who proved just too strong. In August 2006, she led the side to their first ever Test and Series victory in England and wrapped up the year winning the Asia Cup – the second time in 12 months – without dropping a single game.

Story when Madan Lal was confident that he can take wicket of Vivian Richards in 1983 world cup final

Before that particular over, two-three fours were hit off Madan. So I went to Madan asked him to take a break and comeback after a few overs. To which Madan said ‘Kapsi (that’s how his teammates called him), you give me the ball. I have earlier dismissed Vivian Richards, I can do it once more. When a player is so confident, even though I was not too keen, I thought, let him bowl another over. They say, some things just happen for you and this happened with us

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