Cricket since childhood has been my life’s biggest passion, playing through levels at state, had to give up the journey due to other priorities and limited opportunities to make it to the highest level of the game. However I continued to play for School, College, various corporates and clubs.
This is the time I strongly feel, it is my moral responsibility to contribute to the game of Cricket by identifying, nurturing and guiding budding talents to learn and grow their passion. With this vision and my full commitment to the game, RKade academy is founded.
Indian cricket at the moment is in a state of both enormous popularity and considerable reflection. It is blessed with great resources, financial and human, and is currently trying to arrive at a consensus over the best way possible to make the most of what we have.
Since it's best to start at the beginning, I would like to talk about where it all begins. Our junior game.
I feel that strongly because I can see more Indian children in the cities taking up other sports. Cricket is not their first game anymore. A research says that in the last 4-5 years, the percentage of sales of cricket equipment in the children's category, has gone down when compared to the sales of footballs, table tennis and badminton racquets and swimming gear.
This is great for India's sporting ecosystem. The cricketer in me is a little apprehensive about this trend. Not because other sports are getting more popular which is terrific, but because we may not be doing enough to attract children to cricket and from there, we could be losing out some talented youngsters and future fans of the game.
It is an endeavour at RKade Academy to provide the right kind of training from a very early age for overall development of a budding cricketer in all aspects of the game. It will be a continuous effort of the team to innovate, benchmark and provide the best facilities for coaching, mentoring and creating opportunity for the evolving young talents, passionate about the game…… Cricket!! I would request the parents to support the mission of RKade to ignite the sportsman within every child!!