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‘I aspire to play for the Indian cricket team’

Aryaman Shrivastava, student of Apeejay School, Pitampura says he is inspired by Yuvraj Singh’s aggressive batting style



Aryaman Shrivastava, class 6 student at Apeejay School, Pitampura is a superb cricketer. He was selected for the Delhi Little Cricket League (DLCL) this year and his team won the T20 tournament as well. In an exclusive interview, the 11-year-old all rounder expresses his fascination for Yuvraj Singh, his experience of playing in the cricket and also shares about his future targets. Edited excerpts:

Are you a bowler or a batsman?

I play as an all rounder. My main game is bowling. I am a medium pacer.

Since when have you been playing cricket?

I have been playing cricket for many years now, but I started to take cricket coaching in the last 3 years.

What do you love the most about playing cricket?

I love everything about cricket. I enjoy playing it immensely. I like clean bowling to a batsman the most. That’s a great feeling. 

Who is your favorite cricketer?

Yuvraj Singh is my favorite. I love the aggression in his batting style.

Tell us about your experience of playing in the DLCL tournament?

I registered last year for the tournament. I registered only for the T20 tournament but I also got a chance to play in the One Day match and in the U-14 matches as well. I had a great experience playing in the U-12 T20 tournament. I played five matches in total and managed to take a wicket as well.

Tell us about your training schedule before the tournament?

I play cricket approximately for three hours a day. Apart from this, I have a one hour coaching practice twice a week.

What are your future targets in cricket?

I want to be a good bowler and batsman. I aspire to play for the Indian team one day. I will be playing the DLCL test cricket tournament from 15 July, and I am preparing for that at the moment. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected].