A Letter To The 12 Year-Old Bowler Participating In NTSN2016-17
Happy New Year from the sporty SSPF team!
Hope you are doing well.
You will be elated to know that the hat-trick Master Mr. Chetan Sharma, who created history in the World Cup in 1987, is now the honorable Chairman of National Cricket Council. And more importantly, as a cricket loving fanatic, you’ll be more happier to know that you are now playing in India’s largest Grass Roots School Sports Program.
We know that you are practicing for the games regularly with your dad, working at the strategies with your coach and there are times when you feel tired, but you never give up. Just know this, Sports is all about passion, hard work and determination, and we thought we’d send you a few words of advice.
We know you were playing brilliantly well in your School Cricket Team, but you should also remember you are participating in India’s largest Grass Roots School Sports Program, you will meet many talented players from all parts of India. Competition will be tough and so you will face many challenges. We believe you will make it through. You simply need to work a little harder.
Quote – “Practice can make you perfect”.
You can be even better. Even when your body is sore and tired, you must put the best effort to go for the odd bouncer. And that is when exactly we want you to imbibe positive energy and understand that no matter how hard it may seem, it’s your passion which will help you achieve great things in life.
My friend, keep on shining with the ball, keep bowling fast, and stop that batsman to hit a perfect six. This bat and ball will never leave you. It is one of the best weapons and you should use it in the best possible way.
It is always you who will decide what you want. Even if this letter doesn’t reach out to you, or reaches to someone else who is passionate about sports, we will consider our job done. Rohan, we do believe that you have a lot to explore in the cricket pitch. You can become a professional cricketer in the coming years. Since, cricket is one of the most special games; you will make amazing moments that you’ll treasure for the lifetime.
Best of love. Godspeed.
NOTE: Rohan is a fictional character. It resembles all the young players who are participating in NTSN 2016-17 tournament.