Mumbai Indians spinner Kumar Kartikeya reunited with his family after nine years and three months. He shared a picture on his social media with his mother earlier today (Wednesday, August 3) to share about the same.
“Met my family and mumma after 9 years 3 months. Unable to express my feelings”- Kartikeya wrote on Twitter.
See his post below:
Mumbai Indians may had a terrific season this year but the five-time champions have moulded and produced several youngsters who went on to become world class cricketer. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are the best example to prove this.
One of these talents came in the previous edition when Kumar Kartikeya was chosen as a replacement and he did impress with his unorthodox left-arm spin. He was also among the part of the uncapped MI players to tour England for three weeks in July under the guidance of head coach Mahela Jayawardene. The team also consisted of Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, and Hrithik Shokeen.
Kumar Kartikeya’s struggling days
This being told, Kartikeya’s journey to IPL was not without struggles. To stop being a burden to his family, he left his home at the age of 15 and he had to work in a factory. He even hadn’t eaten lunch for a whole years and he had to save Rs 10 for a pack of biscuits and walked miles to train.
From this, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Madhya Pradesh in 2018. In his debut season in IPL, he had shared about the story of his not meeting his family. His figures in his debut match read 1/19.