Gopalganj. Team India has been selected for the West Indies tour. The Test and ODI series between India and West Indies is going to start from 12th July. Team India has released the list of players for the tour. In this, fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, who lives in Gopalganj, Bihar, has got a place. Team India was announced on Friday. Cricketer Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Kakadkund village of Gopalganj, has got a place in both Test and ODI in the list released by BCCI.
Mukesh played for Delhi Capitals in IPL this season. Amit Kumar, a close friend of cricketer Mukesh Kumar and former captain of the district cricketer team, told that there is enthusiasm among the cricket lovers as soon as they get the news of Mukesh Kumar’s selection. Let us tell you that Mukesh Kumar is a right-arm fast bowler and a left-handed batsman. Recently, Mukesh Kumar got engaged, in such a situation, his selection in Team India is also being considered as Lady Luck. Mukesh has taken 149 wickets in 39 first class matches. In this way, BCCI selected Mukesh for better performance. Today the family as well as friends and relatives are very happy after hearing the news of Mukesh’s selection.
Mukesh’s mother’s eyes were filled with tears on hearing the news.
Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Kakarkund village of Gopalganj, was fond of playing cricket since childhood. Kakadkund used to play cricket in the streets of the village. His uncle Krishnakant Singh used to scold him for spending more time in cricket and less time in studies. Remembering old things, Krishnakant Singh tells that even after refusing Mukesh Kumar, he used to secretly go out to play cricket. The financial condition of the family was not good. That’s why there was always pressure to get a job after being educated, but today his hard work and dedication has proved that where there is a will, there is a way. After joining the Indian team in the match to be held in West Indies, the eyes of Mukesh’s mother Malti Devi, uncle and the whole family were filled with happiness.
DM of Gopalganj gave best wishes
On the selection of Mukesh Kumar in the Indian team, Gopalganj’s DM Dr. Naval Kishore Chaudhary congratulated cricketer Mukesh Kumar on Friday and said that Mukesh has not only made Gopalganj proud, but the whole of Bihar. DM congratulated Mukesh Kumar in advance for West Indies tour. DM said that there is no dearth of talents in Gopalganj. Be it cultural field or Bollywood or administrative level, all these are on the best positions.
Mukesh’s father used to drive a taxi in Kolkata
Mukesh’s father Kashinath Singh used to drive a taxi in Kolkata. He died in 2019. After his death, the work of driving taxis came to a standstill. No one could make him go ahead. Mukesh started playing. His elder brother lives by doing a job in Kolkata. While playing in Bengal itself, Mukesh came in contact with other people there and has reached here by playing well continuously. The whole village is happy with Mukesh’s selection in Team India. It is a proud day for the family.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023, 16:26 IST