Akash Deep, a promising fast bowler from Bihar, secures a spot in Team India for the remaining three Test matches against England, marking a remarkable journey from adversity to achievement. Despite facing familial tragedies and financial constraints, Akash's perseverance and talent in domestic cricket earned him a well-deserved call-up to the national team.
The 27-year-old cricketer recalls his humble beginnings in tennis ball cricket in Bihar, where cricket was not considered a viable career option. Facing societal pressures and the loss of his father and elder brother within six months, Akash Deep's determination to support his family drove him to pursue cricket relentlessly. With the support of a friend, Akash found opportunities in club cricket in West Bengal, supplementing his income with earnings from tennis ball cricket, showcasing his resilience and dedication to the sport.