Chance to learn about life from cricket

Chance to learn about life from cricket

Sports is often refered to as a tool that can mould young minds as it helps impart human values. Harimohan Paravu, a former Hyderabad Ranji player, has penned down many such values in his latest book ‘50 Not Out’, which was launched in the presence of noted author Anita Nair and former India fast bowler Javagal Srinath here on Monday.

Paravu, who was part of the 1986 Hyderabad squad that lifted the Ranji Trophy, said his new book was inspired form many daily life lessons that he learnt while he was actively involved in the game. “This is a book that everyone can relate to. Even though one’s technical knowledge of the game is limited, it won’t be an hindrance for you to learn from the book,” he said.

“This book involves many lessons that I have learnt from the game. This is my attempt to demonstrate how sporting careers can teach you valuable lessons to be a better personality,” added Paravu.

Echoing similar thoughts Srinath placed emphasis on allowing the younger generation to take up sporting career as it can help the development of the child as a better person, who could give back a lot to the society.

“Back in my days, sporting career was a rarity. But now it gives me pleasure to see that the tide is changing. It is an encouraging sign that people realise the importance of team sports in a kid’s life and the values it can imbibe,”said Srinath. “The book is a beautiful illustration what has for so long being verbal thoughts of many who have learnt from playing a team sport on a competitive level,” he concluded.

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