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The six-foot-tall left-arm seamer was India’s highest wicket-taker within the staff’s ill-fated U-19 World Cup marketing campaign in 2010. Two of his notable victims had been England’s future captain Joe Root and Pakistan’s turbulent opener Ahmed Shehzad. Three years later, Netravalkar performed his solely Ranji Trophy recreation for Mumbai in opposition to Karnataka and claimed three wickets.
However Netravalkar wasn’t glad along with his future. “I gave two years full-time to cricket however felt I wasn’t making it to the subsequent degree,” he instructed TOI over cellphone from San Francisco. An engineering graduate from Sardar Patel Institute of Expertise in Mumbai, he took the GRE and TOEFL exams and went to Cornell for a Grasp’s in 2015. He rediscovered cricket throughout his Cornell years, and padded up for a brand new innings.
Even after becoming a member of Oracle as a software program engineer, Netravalkar saved up his ardour, driving six hours from San Francisco to Los Angeles throughout weekends. “On Friday, I used to go away a little bit early from workplace with a fellow participant and drive to LA. We’d play a 50-over recreation in LA on Saturday. Then we’d drive again within the night time and play a 50-over recreation in San Francisco on Sunday. It was again to work on Monday. I put in numerous effort which was observed by the selectors. I bought picked this January once I turned eligible for nationwide choice,” he says.
Cricket is rising quick within the US. As per ICC statistics, the sport is performed in 48 states with over 400 leagues, 6,000 groups and greater than 200,000 individuals. The sport has a fan following of anyplace between 22 million and 36 million. The nationwide staff is a mixture of gamers largely from the West Indies, India and Pakistan. Up to now, Maharashtra’s Sushil Nadkarni and Hyderabad’s Ibrahim Khaleel have additionally captained Crew USA.
The staff travels subsequent week to Oman.
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