April 1, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

How the World Cup is shaping young minds

Akhila Ranganna

Nikhil M Ghanekar from the Tehelka magazine spends a day with 13-year-old Sarfaraz Khan, who is considered a cricketing prodigy right now pitches of the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, to find out what sort of imapct the ongoing World Cup is having on the future generation of cricketers.

This World Cup is a huge opportunity for prodigies like Sarfaraz to be so close to the big stage. He is always watching, always learning. It is a stage where reputations are made and broken, prodigies compete fiercely, superstars blaze opponents and homes across nations turn into mini-stadiums.

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