We all saw the Untold Story of M.S Dhoni and how the Battled his way to Glory! India is very emotional about Cricket and so are the life changing stories of some cricketers who battled their poverty to make it big. Here are Jadeja, Sehwag and Eight Other Cricketers Who Went from Zero to Hero!
#10 Ramesh Powar
That man who played 34 ODIs and 2 Tests was one of the poorest citizens of the country. After his mother passed away, Ramesh Powar was only supported by his sister battling poverty at the same time!
#9 Umesh Yadav
The Right arm fast Delhi boy left his education & used to work in a Coal Mine to earn for his family. His dream was to become a Police Officer and secure his family with income! The life changing Trial made Umesh Yadav what he is today!
#8 Virender Sehwag
There are only a very few people who know that 'The Nawab of Najafgarh' aka Virender Sehwag used to share his house with 50 other people! He worked very hard and travels 84 KMs daily to play cricket and mimic his idol Sachin Tendulkar!
#7 Harbhajan Singh
The turbanator is an absolute legend of the game. But did you know that he once dreamt of being a Truck Driver to income for his family? Finally he got selected in 2001 Australia series & Look now what Harbhajan Singh has achieved today!
#6 Mohammed Shami
The Miracle of Sahaspur had no money to play cricket and was offered to stay with his coach! He battled poverty like a prince and wore the Blue Jersey one Final Day!
#5 Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli used to have a batting style which somehow resembled Sachin Tendulkar himself. His father used to earn Rs. 500 as a monthly wedge and thus Vinod Kambli was forced to steal to lay his hands on the bat!
#4 Ravindra Jadeja
Did you know that Ravindra Jadeja had such a tough time in his life that he decided to quit cricket because of financial issues? His father was a security guard and did not have enough money! His sister supported her until his dream of U-19 World Cup happened!
#3 Zaheer Khan
The passion for playing Cricket for Zaheer Khan was ever since he was a kid. He always wanted to become a cricketer and when he got the opportunity to play for a local club, he left his home and stayed with n aunt who was a helper in the hospital!
#2 Munaf Patel
The situation with Munaf Patel was so worse that he used to work with a tire factory as a Child worker! His family could not afford three meals in a day and he used to travel wearing 'chappal'!
#1 Pathan Brothers
This is probably the most inspiring story of all as how the Pathan Brothers (Irfan Pathan & Yusuf Pathan battled poverty! They once used to live in a Mosque where their father was a muezzin. That was the time when they had a monthly income of INR. 250!