Cricket Enthusiasts in Rural India Don’t Have Coaches

There is a growing need for cricket coaching in rural areas. Let’s look at it this way – kids with a desire to learn, and no one to help them learn.

Posted December 23, 2020 in Distance Coaching.

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Cricket Enthusiasts in Rural India Don’t Have Coaches

Cricket is India’s beloved sport. Be it international matches, Ranji trophy or gully cricket, everybody enjoys playing, and if not that, watching it. Cricket is our life, and it runs through our veins. It must, however, be acknowledged that only a select few privileged people get to shine big in the world of cricket. There is already a scarcity of mentors who would teach someone from scratch, and its even worse when it comes to rural areas. There are no cricket coaches for you if you cannot shell out lakhs of rupees very few months to have them teach you and guide you. There's a stark difference between cricket aspirants from urban areas and rural areas. In urban areas, people can afford to send their kids to private and public coaches who have their own Cricket Academies. This is also easier because urban cities have more pitches and stadiums and can facilitate coaching. 

Now, talking about rural areas – where most of the population lives, also have people who want to learn sportsmanship and skills that can help them make a career in the sports of their liking. These people are curious to learn and have an undiscovered potential. There is a growing need for cricket coaching in rural areas. Let’s look at it this way – kids with a desire to learn, and no one to help them learn. How awful! Only if we could make an effort to put some coaches in rural India, we’d have a Dhoni or Yuvraj every year. They show potential and talent, which needs a coach, a teacher to be polished and honed. A coach only shapes a child’s game and it is super important to do that. A coach’s relationship with a learner is inseparable. A good sportsperson needs a good coach. 

Life is not predictable and often, things don’t go the way we want them to, things go bad for us. We mustn’t make excuses when this happens but instead, fight for ourselves at every point in time. As soon as we’re born, the learning phase of our life begins and it never stops. There is always someone to teach us about the rights and wrongs. These people could be our teachers, friends, parents, siblings or sometimes, even strangers. 

If we can bring coaches to rural areas as well, then India will have many allrounder players and records in cricket will be broken by them. Kids playing gully cricket nowadays never see beyond it. They have accepted their fate and faced the fact that this is all its going to be. But we can change that. All we need is to either get coaches to rural India, or bring the kids from rural India to urban India and give them the help they so desperately seek.