Kapil Dev has rightly said “Cricket is career option for youth” (February 23). It has recalled my childhood days as children were restricted from playing cricket those days. My parents had never allowed me to play cricket neglecting studies. People used to think that if their son don’t get likelihood to play within the cricket team, then he will not be able to earn abundant but today the popularity of Cricket has changed the entire scenario. The cricket fever with the youths is increasing day by day with number of cricket coaching classes. Cricket has now evolved as money churning career for many youth. Every cricket players do not earn money alone from their statutory wages. They get a lot more from opportunities such as advertisements and endorsements, especially when they become successful at international cricket series and become brands. It is certain that to succeed in cricket, youths must have hunger for the game. They must not believe they can be successful if they do not have strong interest in it. If they are convinced that they have the passion and the talent, the sky is the very limit. Today, Cricket game is providing a very good opportunity to youths in India and we can hope new good players will emerge in future.
Vinod C. Dixit
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