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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kamran Khan : The man who would be cricket star

Before IPL:
I noticed a news article and my heart was glad from inside.It stated:"Shane Warne is all set to unleash a fiery Indian teenage pacer Kamran Khan in the second edition of the Indian Premier League. The charismatic Rajasthan Royals skipper calls him 'Wild Thing' or 'Tornado', and says the fast left-arm slinger is capable of hurling the ball at more than 140 kmph."A player from nowhere was coming on the cricketing stage of India.

Azamgarh was in the eye of the nation for all wrong reasons. And to be Muslim from such district is more sinister than anything in these days. In such troubled times for the town, which has forgotten the likes of Kaifi Azami, the advent of a new star in form of cricketer Kamran Khan is a welcome change. He hails from Nadva Sarai, Azamgarh.To even know name of that exact place in Azamgarh, It was great surprise for NRA ( non residential azamgarhi) like me. My mother has studied there in her childhood days hence heard of this remote small village.For clarification, Nadva Sarai village was in Mau district but now falls in Azamgarh commissionaire.
Biography and profile will be spread here and there now on the newspaper or internet. Left-arm seamer Kamran Khan was picked out of obscurity when the Rajasthan Royals signed him up for the second season of the IPL. Darren Berry, the team's director of coaching, spotted him in a Twenty20 tournament in Mumbai. He had no first-class experience and Kamran had spent his nights on railway stations when travelling for cricket trials. When he was handed a US$24,000 contract by Rajasthan, Kamran told the Indian Express. "Had this money come two years back, I might not have lost my mother.I always had monetary problems. I never dared to ask money from my brothers. I had one pair of white clothes for trials."

Rise to fame at IPL:
Kamran bowled just one over in the Royals' losing warm-up game against the Cape Cobras Saturday. He bowled a lethal yorker to knock off the stumps of Cobras captain Ontong [Youtube Link]. Even the fake ipl player blog ,he is termed as Akram Azam. A great compliment from a blogger who has tarnished image of many cricketers...

Kamran was overwhelmed by the change in his fortunes over the last few weeks. "Even until few days ago, nobody knew me. I used to play at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai and just hoped to keep on doing the hard work. I'd gone for trials to every part of UP but without success."

Warne’s immense faith in Kamran’s showed when the veteran preferred him over others for the last over and the deciding Super Over.Warne said: “I told him don’t worry about the Super Over. If you hadn’t bowled such a good last over, we would not have been in this situation.

From now on:
I had long before watched a movie called 'Iqbal' and now it appears like same story of picking a diamond in the rough. Nothing is like success, everybody (like me also) embraces a winner. New success stories will be formed and every Tom, Dick & Harry will run to take credit of his exponential rise. I do not know how far he will go in this cricketing world but he has changed the face of Azamgarh. Atleast a new hero is born in the Azamgarh....


  1. Well, at least for now...let's see what is there in the future for him.
    I should follow IPL more often, didn't even know about this player before reading your blog. I'm surprised to know that he is from Azamgarh :D

  2. Just one match performance does not make a hero oe zero. It is the consistency over the period ,sustainability,ability to handle pressure,to deliver over the majority of a time makes a star.Ther are several examples from the past such as Hrisihkesh kanitkar,Balaji,Nehra,Debashish mohanty,Vijay bhardwaj who ones used to be star of the team but now are deserted. So lets just be calm for now and see how he performs over a number of matches.

  3. @anon,Yes sir..i have become obsessed with the rise of kamran khan.yaa i will wait for consistency in his performance now..Thanks for showing ground realities...

  4. @jahanpanah,let us see what lies in the womb of future..

  5. Do you think that only cricket can change face of Azamgarh, it's wrong buddy. Since, many students from Azamgarh are studying in IIT colleges, Azamgarh will be good enough producing talents. Only cricket is not all thing, understand Mr.

    1. I know that cricket is not enough. But a little contribution can't be neglected. There are several students from Azamgarh in top notch medical and engineering colleges. They are doing their share of brand building for Azamgarh. And I had never mentioned that 'only' cricket can change the face of Azanagarh.

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