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Vadodara's World Cup cricket star now sells kachoris for a living

Sat, Nov 28, 2015, 03:37 PM
Hyderabad, Nov 28: The life of a cricketer is not a bed of roses. Not all cricketers make big money. There are cricketers who have to slog it out outside the cricket ground to meet both ends meet.

One such cricketer is the 30-year-old Imran Sheikh of Vadodara. He helped India win the cricket World Cup for the deaf and mute cricket 10 years ago. He even captained the Indian deaf and mute cricket team three years ago.

But for the last one week, Imran Sheikh has been selling nutritional 'moong kachori' at a roadside stall in Vadodara to make ends meet.

The six-foot tall Imran Sheikh said in sign language, "Cricket is my passion and I want to keep playing. But my financial condition is not good enough to support my family . Playing deaf and mute cricket matches doesn't earn me much money. So I started a nutritious kachori stall with the help of my wife Roza for earning extra income. I also got a temporary job in Gujarat Refinery, thanks to my coach Nitendra Singh."

Imran Sheikh said he last captained Indian deaf and mute team in the Asia Cup T20 tournament in April this year.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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