A young emerging batsman in domestic circuit today objected to being referred to as ‘talented’ by experts after he made a match winning hundred in one of the domestic matches.
The 17 year old lad from Mumbai is worried that he is treading the same path as the ‘talented’ Indian opener Rohit Sharma and wants his best to avoid any comparisons with him.
“My team mates often tease me and say now that I have been labeled talented, why do I bother myself with practice sessions. And that I am bound to make it to national squad come what may and will even get umpteen chances and unconditional and prolonged backing of BCCI and Indian captain,” disclosed the young player, who is shifting base to some other city.
“It’s nice to get such privileges but at the same time I am also active on Twitter and Facebook and hence privy to the conversations that happen with respect to Rohit there,” he said as he showed us one of the many tweets after Rohit got out against Zimbabwe.
“There is no point in remaining talented if you end up like this even against Zimbabwe,” the player further added, “I would much rather be known as somebody not gifted but who still performs consistently.”
In order to shed the talented tag, he is trying hard to make his strokes look less exquisite and even unlearning few of the many shots in my book.
He has further decided to model his batting on the unconventional style of Dhoni and lose whatever class that experts claim he possesses.
His colleagues further reveal how he once tried to throw his wicket on 199 in List A match when it suddenly struck him that Rohit has 2 double centuries in ODIs.
“Currently I am working on imperfecting the timing of my shots and hopefully within few months should get rid of the ‘talented’ tag,” he said as he celebrated getting out on duck in net session.