Gopalganj. Mukesh Kumar of Kakadkund, a small village in the district, has been bought by the Delhi Capitals team for 5.5 crores in the IPL to be held in 2023. His base price was only Rs 20 lakh. Delhi has included Mukesh in their team by paying 27.5 times more than the base price. He was also selected in Team India for the series against South Africa this year, however, Mukesh could not get a chance to debut in international cricket. Now Delhi Capitals have bought him and Mukesh has also been a net bowler for Delhi. Now people are congratulating Mukesh on social media. In IPL itself, he would dismiss Indian and foreign cricketers with his deadly bowling.
Amit Kumar, who was Mukesh’s captain, says that we had organized a tournament at Minj Stadium in Gopalganj. In which Mukesh had come to play from St. Joseph’s School in Gopalganj. Total played seven matches, in which he took 35 wickets. He also had a hat-trick wicket in it. Seeing his talent, he was called for the next match. After which Mukesh was selected in the Gopalganj team in the Hemant Trophy tournament, which is a prestigious tournament in Bihar.
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There also Mukesh’s performance was good. No tournament was organized by BCA (Bihar Cricket Association), due to this we used to play cricket in many districts including Gopalganj, Siwan, Chhapra, Bettiah, Motihari. Although Mukesh’s financial condition was not right during that time.
Mukesh used to play in the team made by the police station chief
Amit told that then a cricketer police station chief RK Singh had come to Gopalganj. He helped Mukesh financially and encouraged him to move forward after recognizing his talent. Not only Mukesh, many cricketers of the district were helped by police station chief RK Singh. It was he who started the Sadbhavna Cup in Bihar. Along with this, Bihar team was made by itself. In which Mukesh was also given a chance to play. Seeing Mukesh’s talent, RK Singh had told him to go to his friend Rajesh Chauhan and had asked him to leave Gopalganj.
Tried three times for reinstatement in the army
Please tell that Mukesh had tried three times to join the army and was unsuccessful every time. Earlier, cricketer Mukesh met with an accident near Bhojpurwa in Gopalganj. In which Mukesh was badly hurt. At that time Mukesh’s father felt that it was not right to keep him here, so he called him to Kolkata. He used to drive his own taxi there. Then Mukesh started playing in Kolkata while living with his father. Today he has been selected in the Delhi Capitals team in IPL.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 23, 2022, 21:17 IST