Indian Premier League (IPL) brings lots of action, thrills, and stories. The cricketers inspire the fans with their dynamic skills on the field. These on-field journeys of cricketers dig out their life stories, which make the fans shiver and respect their journey through the rugged terrain.
The platform has provided talented cricketers from all corners of the country to showcase their skills and grab attention. From Hardik Pandya to Jasprit Bumrah to T Natarajan in recent times, we have witnessed cricketers coming up from humble backgrounds and making it big in the IPL.
In this piece, we will speak about 5 cricketers who have inspirational stories:
1. Mohammad Siraj
Mohammad Siraj has set a lofty goal by ripping Australia in their backyard just some months ago. Siraj appeared as the crucial pillar in India’s triumph over Australia. Siraj’s off-field story is as inspiring as his on-field tale. The son of an auto-driver hardly had any money to foster his bowling skills. Until 2015 the pacer nourished the bowler inside him with a tennis ball. His humble family background could not facilitate the luxurious cricket equipment.
But the self-made bowler made headlines when he tottered 41 wickets from his 9 matches during his Ranji Trophy debut season for Hyderabad. There he grew up under the umbrella of Bharat Arun, the current bowling coach of India.
Siraj got his IPL breakthrough in 2017 when Sunrisers Hyderabad signed him for Rs 2.6 crore. His sumptuous pace allured the franchises to race for him. His life took a straight turn since then.