In the ongoing IPL 2023, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a mixed season, yet to secure a spot for the playoffs. In their last game, the Rajasthan Royals registered a thumping victory over them with a brilliant performance by Yashasvi Jaiswal. However, KKR has found a young talent in wrist spinner Suyash Sharma this season, who has been the find of the Knight Riders and has delivered terrific performances. In an interaction with IPL, Sharma shared a funny anecdote about how he shaved his head in frustration when he wasn’t selected despite performing well in the U-19 trials.
The Frustration of Being Overlooked
Suyash Sharma recalled that he gave trials for the U-19 team last year and performed well, but wasn’t selected. He was asleep when they posted the list of selected candidates, and when he woke up and found out he wasn’t chosen, he cried for two hours. Despite trying to meet with the selection committee, he was ultimately rejected. Suyash returned home crying and shaved his head in frustration.
Determined to Succeed
However, Suyash was determined to work on his skills so much that he would eventually be selected for the team. His hair started growing back, and his performance also improved, so he decided to keep his new hairstyle. KKR added him to their squad during the IPL 2023 auction, where they paid him Rs. 20 Lakhs. Suyash stated that during the auction, he was returning from a 25-day trial and wasn’t expecting to be picked. The moment he stepped out of the rickshaw, he received a flood of phone calls, and he realized he had been selected. His father, who was at the airport, was also moved to tears.
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