Pacer Rex dreams of making it to IPL one day

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 30, 2018: Left arm medium pacer Rajkumar Rex Singh who made his first class debut in Ranji Trophy from this season nurtures a dream to feature in Indian squad.

Rex, who made headlines claiming 10 wickets in an innings during BCCI domestic match Cooch Beher Trophy, which is four days game, against Arunachal Pradesh returned home for two weeks break.

Rajkumar Rex said, ‘I am very happy to have grabbed the 10 wicket haul recently at Cooch Beher Trophy in the second innings against Arunachal Pradesh played at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. It gives me immense confidence to build my strength in future tourney. But I cannot have done this alone without the help of my teammates who have supported me well, throughout the innings’.

Rajkumar Rex added that his big dream is to feature in U-19 Indian squad. But the eighteen year old remarked that he had left only one year to feature in that age group. Although the age factor bring an uncertainity thought in his mind, Rex is of the firm belief he will work his level best to niche a name of himself in bigger league including IPL someday.

Rex further said, as BCCI has open the gate for state cricketers, granting full membership status, many more cricketers from the state will get a breakthrough from several domestic matches and creates a name for themselves.

However what worries him is lack of more pitches and indoor practice facility, which can bring a big change in developing the cricket scene in the state. He said, several players from the other state have uninterrupted practice as they have the indoor facility, which help the capability of players with constant practices.

The Manipur Cricket Association has also been pursuing the matter in this regard of having indoor facility and developing more pitches with the BCCI authority for long. Several officials from the BCCI including ground and pitches and New Area Development Committee have also visited the state on several occasion.

Rk Rex hails from Sagolband Moirang Hunaba Mayai Leirak in Imphal West District. and had the first feel of cricket from Patsoi Cricket Academy in 2011-12 under coach Rohendro Singh which was later merged as Patsoi Taomang Rising Club. He represented the club in MCA local tournament till now. He initially started as bowler but team captain eggs him on to put his effort in batting as well. He had so far collected 200 wickets while participating in U-16, U-19 and U-23 matches.






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