Karnataka is playing Rajasthan in the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy in Bangalore. The Hindu has a feature on Rajasthan’s left-arm seam bowler, Tanveer Ul-Haq, who has bagged 50 wickets this season.
Tanveer, 27, worked as car mechanic and then as a newspaper delivery boy before a life in cricket beckoned him:
“I worked as a newspaper delivery boy for six months, earning a monthly salary of Rs 300. I would wake up at 4 am, offer prayers, deliver newspapers on my friend’s cycle, and then head for cricket practice.”