The story of Sourabh Kumar reaching the Indian team is quite interesting.

IND vs SL: Uttar Pradesh’s left-arm spin bowler Saurabh Kumar has also been included in Team India for the upcoming 2-Test home series to be played against Sri Lanka. Saurabh Kumar was also part of the team on the South Africa tour. Although his cricketing journey has not been so easy. 7 years ago today, he was standing at that point of his life, from where he had chosen either cricket or his future. But he understood life better with cricket and today he has managed to make a place in the Indian team.

The decision to leave Ranji was very difficult for the army.

Saurabh Kumar decided to make a living in cricket by stumbling the job of the Indian Navy. He believes that this decision was very challenging. 28-year-old left-arm spinner Saurabh, who has been included in the Indian Test team, said in an interview to PTI,

There comes a time in life when you have to make a decision. Whatever it is, it has to be taken. It was very difficult for the Army to decide to quit playing the Ranji Trophy. I loved being a part of Indian Air Force and Indian Army. But inside I wanted to work hard and play for India

Had to travel 6-7 hours daily

Sourabh Kumar

Coming from Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, this player had to travel for 7 hours daily to take cricket training. In his early career, Saurabh practiced under the coaching of Sunita Sharma. Sunita is the only woman cricketer to be honored with the Dronacharya award. Talking about his early career, Saurabh said,

If I had to practice on the nets at 2 pm, I would have left home at 10 am. It would take three-and-a-half hours by train, after which it would take half an hour to reach the stadium and then the same time to return. it was difficult. But when I look back, it helped me a lot. You don’t feel when you are 15-16 years old. You have passion, that nothing seems difficult to you