This time last year, Nishant Sindhu was preparing for the U-19 World Cup in the West Indies. At the time, the young all-rounder from Rohtak, Haryana had no idea that his team would eventually win the title. As a fan of Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, he wanted to rely on his natural play and contribute to his team’s success.
In the Caribbean, however, he was one of India’s leading performers for his team, and in five matches he took six wickets. Several of his teammates made him into his 2022 IPL, but Nishant failed to reach the finals. On Friday, his dream of attending the IPL came true when he got hooked on a Rs 60,000 mini auction by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). “I always dreamed of playing in the IPL, and deep down, I always prepared for the opportunity to play in a tournament soon.