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Nagaur14 minutes agoAuthor: Manish Vyas

Sandhya Gaura, daughter of tempo driver, became the opener batsman of Hyderabad.

This news is full of happiness and pride for Under-19 Women’s Cricket and Nagaur district. 14-year-old Sandhya Gaura of Tamdoli, a small village in Nagaur district, has been selected in the Hyderabad team in the BCCI’s Under-19 Women’s ODI tournament. On 3 September, he was selected as an opener in the trial held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Sandhya is the first daughter of the district, who will now play Under-19 cricket for the Hyderabad State team. His first match is to be held in Rajkot from 28 September. Sandhya’s journey till here is no less than a film story.

Sandhya lifts the winning trophy after becoming the champion in CM Mixed Cricket League in Hyderabad.

Sandhya hails from Tamdoli, a small village in Nagaur district, where the boys used to play cricket on the land near her house. When Sandhya was 4 years old, she often used to go to see the matches held here. After this, about 7 years ago, due to financial compulsions, Sandhya had to come to Hyderabad along with her family with her father Hanuman Gaura.

Batsman Sandhya waiting for his turn after getting paid during practice.

Batsman Sandhya waiting for his turn after getting paid during practice.

Sandhya’s father makes a living for himself and his family by driving a tempo in Hyderabad. After coming here, Sandhya, along with her brother, sometimes used to go for a walk in the tempo with her father, and on the way used to come to Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and State Cricket Academy. Once or twice, she insisted that she also went here with her father to watch the IPL match. When she saw the IPL match here for the first time, Sandhya had also decided that now only cricket has to be played in such a ground.

Sandhya lifting the glittering trophy after receiving the Player of the Tournament award during a cricket tournament.

Sandhya lifting the glittering trophy after receiving the Player of the Tournament award during a cricket tournament.

Surprised everyone by hitting a century in 51 balls
After this he initially started playing cricket in the locality of Jedimetla area in Hyderabad. While playing here, he got selected in the school team. Seeing his talent in the school team, the coach advised him to practice better and join the academy. But Sandhya, aware of her father’s financial condition, did not pay attention to these things and everything went on like a time pass. After this, in the final of the Inter School Tournament held in Hyderabad 6 years ago, the smoky century, which he hit in 51 balls, made him recognized in the whole city.

Sandhya on her way to her cricket academy for regular batting practice.

Sandhya on her way to her cricket academy for regular batting practice.

Father put everything at stake, sent daughter to cricket academy, 12 hours of daily practice, a year and a half ago, she was selected in the Under 16 team
The information about Sandhya’s cricketing talent gradually reached her father Hanuman Gaura. At the same time, the school principal, coach and many meeting people advised him to join the cricket academy in Sandhya. After this Hanuman also left no stone unturned to fulfill his daughter Sandhya’s dream and got her admitted for 3 practice sessions a day at the best Don Boxes Cricket Academy in Hyderabad city. Here, under the supervision of coach Benjamin Thomas, Sandhya started working on her fitness as well as her cricketing skills. She used to practice fiercely every day from 5:30 to 9 in the morning, then again from 10:30 to 2 in the afternoon and from 3 in the afternoon to 8 in the night. After this, a year and a half ago, he got selected in the Under 16 state team of Hyderabad. But due to the Corona epidemic, many matches could not be played.

Hyderabad (under 19) state cricket team's opener batsman Sandhya Gaura.

Hyderabad (under 19) state cricket team’s opener batsman Sandhya Gaura.

Now the selection was made as an opener in the Under 19 team, the first match on 28 in Rajkot
After this, Sandhya was selected as an opener in the Hyderabad State Under-19 team on the basis of her talent in the trials held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 3 September. Presently Sandhya is in Rajkot city of Gujarat with her team where her practice is going on. On 28 September, she will play her first match in the National ODI Tournament of BCCI against Hyderabad State’s Under-19 team in Rajkot itself.

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