Rags to Riches: The world’s biggest T20 cricket tournament IPL is now in its full swing. The tournament continues in the UAE amidst all the interruptions caused by the Corona virus. It is said that there is only money glare in this tournament. But this tournament has given a chance to many such players to write their success stories, who have become cricket stars living in extreme poverty. Today he is the owner of crores because of IPL. It includes many domestic and many foreign players. There are players like Ravindra Jadeja, Chris Gayle, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Natarajan and Mohammad Siraj.
The newest name in this episode is of Yashasvi Jaiswal. In the auction for the 13th season of IPL, Yashasvi Jaiswal was included in his team by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 2.40 crore. Yashasvi Jaiswal first had to sell pani-puri to run his life. He is from Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh. To make a future in cricket, he came to Mumbai, where he had to spend the night in the dairy. However, today the IPL has brightened the fortunes of this rising star.
Tamil Nadu’s Thangarasu Natarajan’s mother used to set up roadside stalls earlier, while her father used to work as a porter at the railway station. Natarajan started his journey while playing cricket with a tennis ball, his hard work has brought him to the IPL. In 2017, Kings XI Punjab included him in the team for Rs 3 crore. Natarajan is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mohammad Siraj’s father used to drive an auto. He was also bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.6 crore in the IPL due to his excellent performance in the first class. He is currently associated with RCB with a salary of 2.6 crores.
The life of Chennai Super Kings star player Ravindra Jadeja has also been difficult in the past. Jadja’s father used to work in the security of a private company earlier. Jadeja himself had said that earlier there were days when he used to manage the whole day for just 10 rupees. Even buying water was difficult. In 2008-09, he got an opportunity to play IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He has also played for Kochi Tuskers and Gujarat Lions. In 2011, Kochi Tuskers included him in the team for 9.5 crores. Right now Jadeja is a CSK team and his salary is 7 crores.