16.11.2021,16:11 110 0

The Game of Cricket Needs Its Moral Fabric to Stay Strong: Gautam Gambhir

The Game of Cricket Needs Its Moral Fabric to Stay Strong: Gautam Gambhir

Indian Cricket suffered a major loss on November 6 (Saturday) when renowned coach and Dronacharya awardee Mr. Tarak Sinha breathed his last. He was 71 and had been battling lung cancer for quite a long time. He suffered a multiorgan failure that led to his sudden demise. Sinha is survived by his sister and thousands of students, some of whom are famous cricketers today.

Tarak Sinha and His Contribution to Indian Cricket

Sinha, fondly known as Ustad Ji by the cricket community, ran the famed Sonnet Club in Delhi. This cricket club in the national capital has seen the development of several Indian cricketers, especially the ones from Delhi. One of its recent contributions to Indian cricket is Rishab Pant, the fiery wicket-keeper-batsman who has shown his excellence in several T20 matches.

The list of Sonnet Club alumni is long and includes the likes of Aakash Chopra, Ashish Nehra, Sanjeev Sharma, Atul Wassan, Raman Lamba, Surinder Khanna, Manoj Prabhakar, Anjum Chopra, Rumeli Dhar, and so on.

As a way to pay their respect to Sinha, Indian cricketers wore black armbands on Monday in the T20 Cricket World Cup match against Namibia.

Indian Cricketers Mourned the Loss of Their Beloved Ustad Ji

Sinha has always been more of a father figure and not only a cricket coach to all his trainees. In return, Sinha has received a lot of love, respect, and support from his former students. Apart from wearing the black armbands in the match, tweets and reactions of the cricketing fraternity started pouring in as soon as the news of Sinha’s demise was released.

Pant tweeted from the UAE that he would carry Tarak sir in his heart every time he stepped onto the field. Sehwag mentioned that the values inculcated by Ustad Ji in his students helped Indian cricket immensely.

Gautam Gambhir fondly remembered his days of playing against Sonnet Club as a Delhi cricketer. He said that the guidance of Sinha had made sure that the Sonnet had always come up with a great team and the mark of a champion. He also mentioned that Nehra had actively supported and helped his coach through difficult times. Gambhir refused to go into details about it out of respect for Nehra’s privacy. However, he added that Nehra needed to share some of these facts about his persona to inspire the next generation of cricketers.

Tarak Sinha – The Loss of a Mentor in Indian Cricket

At cric-life.com, we deeply mourn the loss of the mentor and coach, Mr. Tarak Sinha. In the way cricket is taking shape in modern times, the need for such guiding lights is felt more and more in our hearts. The connection that a cricketer has with his core group is an important element helping him to never lose focus. Coaches like Sinha are a part of that core circle for many budding and established cricketers. The cricketing community will never forget his indomitable love for the sport and his immense contribution to it.

Liked? Share:
0   voted
Similar articles
Pat Cummins Is a Capable Candidate for Leading the Australian Team
Pat Cummins Is a Capable Candidate for Leading the Australian Team
Read more

As the Ashes Test series draws near, Australia has announced their squad to feature in the 2021/22 Ashes. In addition to naming debutants in their team, there has been a lot of talk around the captaincy position that Tim Paine is currently holding. According to reports, the Australian captain underwent treatment to fix a bulging […]

Eoin Morgan Says James Neesham’s Aggressive Knock Won New Zealand Semifinal
Eoin Morgan Says James Neesham’s Aggressive Knock Won New Zealand Semifinal
Read more

Following England’s penultimate-over loss against the Kiwis, captain Eoin Morgan stated that New Zealand middle-order batter James Neesham’s quickfire 27 was the key to the Black Caps’ victory. The England captain, 35, also said that while the team was considerably upset, they were nevertheless extremely proud of his team for having put up as good […]

Players Are Not Machines, Workload Management a Must: Rahul Dravid
Players Are Not Machines, Workload Management a Must: Rahul Dravid
Read more

Rahul Dravid, the new head coach of team India, is keenly aware of the difference between training an Under-19 outfit and a result-oriented international team. So, his aim for the team is to strike the necessary balance between making a team for the future and winning each game. Speaking on this matter before the crucial […]

Hardik Pandya out as Selectors Hit T20I Reset Button
Hardik Pandya out as Selectors Hit T20I Reset Button
Read more

Indian cricket is all set to press the reset button with a new T20 squad chosen for the series against New Zealand that starts on 17th November in Jaipur. The ‘A’ squad all set to go on the South Africa tour in the final week of November has been selected as well. The all-new coach-captain […]

Mohammad Hafeez No Longer a Part of the Squad for Bangladesh T20
Mohammad Hafeez No Longer a Part of the Squad for Bangladesh T20
Read more

Veteran all-rounder from Team Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez has opted out of the three-match T20 cricket series against Bangladesh on November 8, saying that the chance to be on the prestigious tour should go to a youngster. Hafeez has been playing a crucial role in the ongoing T20 campaign of Pakistan as a part of which […]

Sanjay Bangar to Replace Mike Hesson as the Head Coach of RCB
Sanjay Bangar to Replace Mike Hesson as the Head Coach of RCB
Read more

It seems Royal Challengers Bangalore are already gearing up for the next season of IPL cricket, with several new changes in the team – starting with a new head coach. Sanjay Bangar has been named as the head coach for their next IPL season. He takes the responsibility of coaching RCB from Mike Hesson. Hesson, […]