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These 5 most famous Indian cricketers overcome poverty in real life

Some become rich from rags or others rag from a rich. Relating to it, before the multi-crore contracts, garages packed with supercars and Bollywood biopics, here are some cricketers who actually fought a battle with real poverty but became the top international sportsman.

Ravindra Jadeja

Known as ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja had a tough journey to get to where he is. His father was a security guard at a shipping complex. They faced the financial crisis that certainly made life hard. Due to the poor condition of the house, Jadeja also worked as Watchmen.

Umesh Yadav

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Born in Nagpur, Umesh Yadav belongs to a very poor family. Yadav’s father was a coal mine worker. Umesh left his studies after 12th due to poverty. To run home, Umesh began wages with his father.

Manoj Tiwary

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Manoj Tiwari’s father used to work at the railway station. He has 5 family members, so spending extra amount on cricket was difficult for his father. So Manoj also started working in stores located on the station.

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Munaf Patel

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Munaf Patel’s family was so poor that his father used to work on someone else’s farm. He was the only earning member of the family. But destiny had some other plans for him.

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan

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The Pathan brothers duo also survived poverty. Their father was the Muezzin at the local mosque. Both brothers were also helped father in cleaning the mosque. It is said that the two brother dream to be cricketers was a topic of ridicule among some of the people in the mosque, where their father worked.

Source: Pagal Parrot


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