I read this fan report by a 17 year old from my old school, St Columba’s. Fan claims he’s watched all the internationals at the Kotla for the last 8 years – that is, he started his Kotla journey at 9. At 9 I didn’t know where the Kotla was.
When I was around 17, I went for this net. Dhaiya the captain was bowling at me.
After a round in the nets, he thought I should open. One little snag though, I had to turn up for selection the next day after school.
I didn’t make the team. But then I didn’t go for practise either.