Father runs school van, son becomes captain of Indian U19 World Cup cricket team

The adversity of talent erupts in unfavorable conditions and has demonstrated this expression by Priyam Garg, captain of India's Under 19 Cricket World Cup team, whose father drove his son's hobby by driving a school van. Priyam is a Class 10 student living in village Fort Parikshit Garh, twenty five kilometers from Meerut district. Priyam, who has played cricket since the age of six, is the captain of India's Under 19 World Cup cricket team.

Priyam who considers Sachin as his ideal

Priyam, who considers master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as his ideal, said in a special conversation on Tuesday, "I started playing cricket from the age of six." My father Naresh Garg is the driver of the school van. We are four siblings and my father did not have enough money to provide me resources to play cricket with such a large family. He said, 'Seeing my passion and dedication towards cricket, he borrowed money from his friends to arrange a cricket kit for me and arranged my cricket coaching. Gradually I kept playing cricket and today with the hard work of my father, I am the captain of the Under 19 World Cup cricket team.

Mother's dream was to play cricket on behalf of India

"My mother passed away in 2011 and her dream was to play for India in cricket," he said. Today when I am going to represent India in the Under-19 World Cup, my mother is not there to see it. I regret this very much. Priyam, who bats with his right hand, says that along with studies, I kept practicing cricket for seven to eight hours a day. My Meerut cricket coach Sanjay Rastogi continued to help me and because of his help and my father's dedication and hard work, I was selected in the UP Ranji cricket team in 2018. Priyam said, my dream is to meet Tendulkar sir and Take cricket tips from them. One day wear the blue jersey of Team India.

Problems do not come in the way of dedication: Priyam's coach

At the same time, his coach Rastogi said, "This child is an inspiration for the coming generations. What Priyam has achieved, proves that problems do not come in the way of persistence. Realizing the responsibilities of home, it has also introduced maturity in sports at a young age which is a commendable compliment. Rastogi, who was the coach of international cricketers like the Indian team's fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Praveen Kumar, said, "Its game is such that it will definitely join the Indian senior team." It performed very well in domestic tournaments and it does not back down from hard work.

UP Cricket Association Chief Executive Officer Deepak Sharma said, this time three players from Uttar Pradesh have been selected for the Under 19 World Cup which includes Priyam Garg, Dhruv Chand Jurel and Karthik Tyagi.

Yudhveer Singh, the director of the association, says that UP cricket has given one to one unique players like Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina to Indian cricket. We hope that Priyam, Dhruv and Karthik will brighten UP's name in the Indian team in the coming time.

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