After Virender Sehwag, Gambhir, and Virat Kohli, Delhi might give India yet another batting talent in the 21st century. Shayan Jamal, a four-year-old kid from Delhi is hitting headlines for his remarkable maturity in his batting which is earning him accolades from all over India.
The four-year-old has already made his way into his school’s Under-12 team. While other kids at his age are playing with toys, Jamal has taken his stance in front of the wickets as he might very well reach unbelievable heights in the years to come.
Started watching cricket at the age of 3, the progress Jamal has made over the last year has left people awestruck. One of the main reasons for the little gun’s is his father Arshad Jamal who has backed the young kid to excel in the game.
Shayan Jamal who looks to take inspiration from India’s batting maestro Virat Kohli feels that he wants to represent the nation in the upcoming years.
“I want to play for India one day, like Virat Kohli. I admire him because he is a good batsman and scores centuries,” says Shayan, KG student at Hamdard Public School in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar.
Shayan’s father Arshad who was a former club level cricketer and a small businessman has backed his son to become something great in the game.
“Shayan’s cricketing sense is strong and he is hungry to play cricket. If I give him a break for a day or two, he begins to pester me, asking me ‘why aren’t we going to the nets!’ His game is natural. I am just trying to mould him,” says Arshad.
“My family and friends think I am wasting my time on Shayan. But I feel God has sent him with exceptional talent. I can’t do injustice to him. I am confident God will show the way,” says the proud father.
“I enjoy playing cricket. I want to play more. I also like fielding,” the kid says who is keen to build on his baby steps he made so far.