Harinder Singh Sekhon has been selected to don the national Malaysian jersey for the Indoor Cricket World Cup 2017 now going-on in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 26 year-old player made his maiden debut for the Malaysian senior team in November 2016 for the Stan Nagaiah Trophy.
The one-week event from Sept 16-23 is involving some 400 players and officials from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE.
When contacted, the Kuala Lumpur-born Harinder told Asia Samachar that he began playing cricket back in high school when he was 13 years old.
“Back then my heroes in cricket were Yuvraj Singh and Rahul Dravid from India. I still remember Yuvraj Singh’s first Century against Australia. That struck a note in me and inspired me to be the player I am today,” he said.
His parents, Inderjit Singh and Manjit Kaur, are teachers at Maz International School Malaysia.
“I hope to inspire the next generation of cricket players through hard work, discipline and determination,” he said.
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