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KM Asif: Father laborer, worked as storekeeper to feed, now part of CSK in IPL

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The start of IPL 2021 has started. All the teams of the league are ready to put their full strength to the title. Like every time there are many such players in this season, who have achieved this position after hard work and struggle. The story of his struggle is inspiring to others. One of them is the name of young fast bowler KM Asif, who is involved in Chennai Super Kings, whose story of struggle and passion is touching.

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24 July 1993 To In kerala Born fast bowler KM Asif’s journey was full of struggle. His father was a daily wage laborer, while his mother was a homemaker. How was the financial condition of the family, it can be understood from this that water was dripping from the roof of his house during the rainy days. Above all, younger sister is suffering from a serious illness like brain injury. Asif’s brother is also mentally weak. In such a situation it was not easy for his father to run home.

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But, it is said that where there is a will, there is a way to find it. Something similar happened with Asif. Them from a young age Was fond of playing cricket, which he decided to pursue his career. Once he prepared himself, he gave several trials, but he did not get success. Coach Biju says that Asif was very disappointed at not being selected. On one hand, his dream of becoming a cricketer, on the other hand, his family’s poor condition was giving him grief.

When Asif went to Dubai to earn the dream


There was a time when Asif had to give up his dream in the face of family troubles. It was the year 2016, when he moved to Dubai to earn in the month of March. According to media reports, Asif’s coach, with the help of his friends, got Asif’s job in Dubai. in Dubai Asif used to work as a store keeper. They were living in a small room in Dubai with seven people. Somehow he spent a month in Dubai and returned to India.

Actually, Asif could not give up his cricketing dream. This was the reason that as soon as he came to know that the Indian bank IDBI, along with former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson, is conducting a fast bowling trial in the country. He agreed to participate in it. This was a big opportunity for him. Whatever bowler is selected in this trial. He was to receive a scholarship under the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. Together, there was a provision to train that fast bowler under the leadership of Glenn Magra.

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Asif arrived in India two days before the trial started and left for Wayanad from Thiruvananthapuram to take part in the competition. The special thing is that Asif gave his Coach biju george Did not even tell. Actually, he wanted to surprise them after the selection. This time too Asif did not have success, but he Thomson was successful in impressing.

It was Thomson who advised Asif not to compromise on his speed and said that you will go much further. Thomson’s admiration had boosted his enthusiasm. He was hopeful about the upcoming domestic series that this time his selection is fixed, but luck also did not support him this time. The selectors ignored him.

Returned to India leaving his job, but did not get success


After returning to India, Asif had to be disappointed twice. He also had the responsibilities of home. In such a situation, he went to Dubai again on a visit visa. He could not work in Dubai for a long time on having a visit visa. Asif wanted to quit cricket. But as far as Asif goes away from cricket, luck would have brought him to him. In Dubai, he heard about the trial of the UAE National Team at the ICC Academy and he reached there.

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Asif bowled fiercely for three hours in the trial. Sweated and came back hoping to give his contact number. The next day he received a call that UAE team coach Aqib Javed wants to meet you. Aaqib was also very impressed with his pace like Thomson. After meeting with coach Aqib Javed, Asif told about his circumstances and dreams. After that Coach Aqib got him a private job.

However, after some time he had to return to India due to visa expire. After coming to India this time, his luck with hard work and dedication also supported him. Asif got selected for Kerala’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for 2017-18. Asif Made his debut match against goa Played

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was commenting in this match. He was so impressed with Asif’s bowling that he sent Asif for the Chennai Super Kings bowling trial. In this way, Asif was eventually selected for the net bowler. During the domestic matches, he became good friends with Sanju Samson. In 2017, on the recommendation of Sanju Samson, he was included in the Delhi Daredevils team as a net fast bowler. After this, he also got a chance to bowl at the net practice for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Something like this shining luck, opportunity in IPL


During the IPL auction in 2018, Chennai Superkings earned him Rs 40 lakh purchase Liya and when Deepak Chahar got hurt in IPL 2018, he got a chance to play in his place. In the IPL, he played his first match against Delhi Daredevils. That season Asif got a chance to play two matches in the IPL. He took three wickets during that time. After this, he has not got a chance to play till now.

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This season Asif will be hoping that his team will trust him and give him a chance. At the same time, Asif will also be desperate to show his light this time. Well this time will tell that this season does not give Asif a chance at Chennai Super Kings, but KM Asif has traveled the world big league like IPL after hard work and struggle. Which is inspiring for someone else.

Let us tell Asif showed a better performance in home matches. He has taken 17 wickets in 8 matches of List A. At the same time, in 15 T-Twenty matches, he has taken 17 wickets giving runs at an average of 8.

Inputs: www.indiatimes.com

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Shehnaz Ali Siddiqui is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing around Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.
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