News

IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR NATHU SINGH WHEN HE WAS BOUGHT FOR A WHOOPING PRICE OF 3.2CRORE

IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR NATHU SINGH WHEN HE WAS BOUGHT FOR A WHOOPING PRICE OF 3.2CRORE

SPORTSLIBRO CRICKET- LATEST CRICKET NEWS

 

It was a day for celebration when Mumbai Idians bought athu Singh for a over rated price with what he deserved to, and it was dream come true for the 21 years youngster.

 

He was from a poor family where his father earned a very little and they had to survive on that particular expense and the lad recalls of the days when they used to live in trouble.

Remember Nathu Singh? That raw Rajasthan medium-pacer who hit the jackpot during IPL auctions last year, when Mumbai Indians picked him up for a stunning Rs 3.2 crore? You might need to scratch your head a bit before the name registers. After all, this bowler has done little since then, to justify the jaw-dropping price tag, or the trust that was put in his talent.

Nathu, whose family of four till then just about managed to survive on a meagre monthly salaray of Rs 8,000 that his father earned, was suddenly flush with money. That was the kind of money he had never dreamt of, leave alone finding it in his bank account. After tax deductions, he was left with a little over Rs 2.8 crore. And what did he do with it? "My family has always lived in a shanty and so, my priority was gifting them a house," Nathu said. The house is under construction and will cost him Rs 1.5 crore when it is ready. Another Rs 50 lakh has gone into investments into land. For himself? "I bought a car," Nathu said sheepishly. "I was travelling on a bike, which was risky. So I thought I should buy a car."

However, more than the money, it was a dream coming true. "I have always wanted to play for India and being picked up by a top IPL side meant I was slowly getting there," he said. Destiny, though, had other plans as a shoulder injury meant Nathu would warm the benches throughout the T20 league. That was a huge setback for the bowler who was being talked about as the next big thing on the Team India run-up. Nathu never quite recovered from that shock. Inconsistent form meant he wasn't even a regular in the Team Rajasthan Ranji Trophy side. One good Duleep Trophy match was never going to be enough for him to realise his dream. "I am a kind of bowler who relies on pace," Nathu told TOI on Wednesday. "But throughout last season, I just could not step on the pace. I was bowling slowly and my heart wasn't into it." He wasn't getting the right kind of opportunities either.

That, Nathu says, has changed with him regaining full fitness. "I am bowling at over 140 kmph again." With another IPL auction around the corner, Nathu is hoping to hit the jackpot again.Mumbai Indians have released him and he is back in the auction pool with a base price of Rs 30 lakh.

 

FOR MORE UPDATES KEEP YOURSELF TUNED TO SPORTSLIBRO.COM

admin

Share Your Views & Comments Below

Recent News

  Is Virat Kohli Going To Make A Bollywood Debut?
  Indian Skipper Virat Kohli to Receive a New Award
  Bangladesh Captain Feels India without Kohli Is Advantage for Them
  Gambhir Shuts Former Pakistan Cricketer after He Calls Kohli A Deserter
  Injuries Give India Massive Blow before Super 4 Stage

Releted News

No upcoming fixtures were found!

TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77