“My father had to sell his entire country” – Kartik Tyagi, the Indian U19 star, turns the clock back to the difficult times
Kartik Tyagi suffered some injuries after his first-class debut in 2017.
Kartik Tyagi did not set the U19 World Championship on fire, but played a key role for India on the way to the final. The speedster has 11 gates and should deliver against Bangladesh for the last time on Sunday, February 9th in Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. While the speedster takes small steps in sports, his journey has so far been a roller coaster ride.
In 2017, at the age of 16, Kartik made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the match against Railways. But then Hapur, by birth, developed a few injuries that adversely affected his career. To exacerbate his agony, his father had to sell 2.5 acres of farmland in the village of Dhanora, West UP. He even had a side load before the World Cup, but recovered in time.
“I broke my leg when I warmed up on match day while playing football. Then I got an injury in my pelvic bone, ”Kartik was quoted from the Times of India (TOI) from Potchefstroom.
“We went from the pillar to the post office for my treatment. We ran out of money. After five months, I asked the UPCA to recommend me to the NCA. It took me another six months to start cricket and until then my father had to sell his entire country, ”he added.
Kartik is aware of his injury in 2017 and keeps away from football and anything that hinders his career. “I don’t play football anymore. I stay away from all other sports that the team practices during the warm-up,” said the young Turk.
Kartik remembers Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s debut.
Kartik remembers Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s debut, in which the Pacer shook the Pakistani with his ability to break the leather. But Tyagi prefers to orientate himself on the former Australian speedster Brett Lee. What impresses Kartik about Lee is his ability to create momentum at a mere pace.
“I was in awe of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s ability to get a real swing in his debut against Pakistan in 2012. But I love watching Brett Lee’s videos. He stopped playing when I played cricket, but everything is online. I like it like he constantly bowls and swings at this pace, ”added Tyagi