New IPL season, IPL 2017 brings back hope for Nathu Singh
Nathu Singh picked by Mumbai Indians last year who hit the jackpot during IPL auction of Rs 3.2 crore. Not remembered? well, this cricket player has not done more after the last IPL to justify the jaw-dropping price tag or the trust that was put in his talent.
The family background was not good depending of the monthly salary of 8000 of what his father earned. But played in IPL last year, things changed with suddenly flush with money. He got in hand with the amount of Rs 2.8 crores, while asking what he does with this large amount of money, he said sheepishly “My family has always lived in a shanty and so, my priority was gifting them a house,” Nathan said. The house is under construction and will cost him Rs 1.5 crore when it is ready. Another Rs 50 lakh has gone into investments into the land. For himself? “I bought a car”. “I was traveling on a bike, which was risky. So I thought I should buy a car.”
He also added saying that more than money his dream come true I have always wanted to play for India and being picked up by a top IPL side meant I was slowly getting there,”. However, the shoulder injury makes a huge setback for the bowler who was being talked about as the next big thing on the Team India run-up.The inconsistency not allowed him to be regular in the team Rajasthan Ranji Trophy. Only one Duleep Trophy match was never going to be enough for him to realize his dream. He said “I am a kind of bowler who relies on pace,” Nathu told TOI on Wednesday. “But throughout last season, I just could not step on the pace. I was bowling slowly and my heart wasn’t into it.” He added that he is not getting the right kind of opportunities either.
Nathu Says, he has changed his playing style “I am bowling at over 140 kmph again.” Mumbai Indians have released Nathu and he is back in 2017 auction with the basic price of 30 lakhs, hoping to hit the jackpot again.