It may be hard to believe that at a tender age of 4, Shayan Jamal has been picked up in his school U-12 team, but yes it’s true.
Shayan, who studies in Class KG at the Hamdard Public School in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar is chosen as a batsman to play for his school U-12 team.
As revealed by Shayan’s father, Arshad who himself has been a club-level cricketer, Shayan gets himself glued to TV sets as soon as a cricket match is being displayed while most children of the same age can’t live without cartoons.
“Shayan’s cricketing sense is strong and he his hungry to play cricket. If I give him a break for a day or two, he begins to pester me, asking ‘why we’re not going for nets! His game is natural. I am just trying to mould him,” says Arshad.
“I want to play for India one day, like Virat Kohli. I admire him because he is a good batsman and scores centuries,” says the little kid Shayan.