Yadav, a milkman’s son, makes it to India’s Under-19 squad

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Bengaluru, December 6: Pankaj Yadav is the hot topic of discussion after being picked for India’s Under-19 World Cup team. Hailing from a small town, much like former Indian skipper and cricket stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hails from Ranchi. Yadav, a milkman’s son has been making a mark a small town champion for a while, before getting the India call-up.

The right-arm spinner who rules every match match in Ranchi and the neighbouring districts will be heading to train in Bengaluru from December 8 to 22.

Speaking to ANI after his selection, Yadav said, “Cricket is my life and I will give my best in the World Cup. Dhoni and Shane Warne are my role models.”

Every parent is overwhelmed with their child’s success and Yadav’s father Chandradeo Yadav was elated saying, “I always wanted to see my son doing well in academics but his passion was cricket. So, I encouraged him to pursue it as his career. I respect his choice and will always support him for it. Pankaj is a great fan of Dhoni, I wish he becomes like him someday.”

Pankaj will be playing his first match against Australia under-19 on January 14, 2018.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 18:39 [IST]
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