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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Indian cab driver's son joins Australian cricket team

 : Tanveer Sangha, the 19-year-old son of an immigrant farmer from Punjab, has become the second Indian-origin player to join Australia's men's national cricket team. Leg-spinner Tanveer has been included in Australia's 18-man squad for the T20 series against New Zealand in February this year. "When I got the call, I reached Assam at seven," Tanvir told our correspondent Times of India. It took me a while to accept this. I never expected to be selected in the Australian team at such a young age.

These people of Indian descent have played in the Australian team

There have been some Indian-origin cricketers in the Australian team in the past, but all of them have played at the domestic or under-19 level. These include Jason Sangha, Arjun Nair, Param Uppal. But Tanveer was previously the only Gurinder Sandhu to play in Australia's international men's team. Gurinder's parents were Punjabi. In addition, there were three other players who played for Australia whose parents were born in India or had ties to India. The players are Bransby Cooper (1877), Rex Sellers (1964) and Stuart Clark (2006). - Gurinder Sandhu in the picture

His father used to farm and now he is driving a taxi

Tanveer's parents came to Sydney from Jalandhar in 1997. His father Joga Singh came to Australia on a Sangha Stund visa and was a farmer in Punjab. He worked on a farm and later started turning taxis. Even now they are turning taxis. His mother is a deputy accountant.

Tanveer is a natural sportsman

“Tanveer is a natural player,” his father said. He grew up playing volleyball, rugby and kabaddi. Tanveer became interested in cricket when he was 10 years old. At the age of 12, I used to take him to play with local cricket teams. "Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh also attended the same school I attended at East Hills Boys' High School," Tanvir said.

Fawad Ahmed is Tanvir's mentor

In 2018, Australian-Pakistani leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed saw Tanvir in Melbourne. "It was the second or third match of the Under-16 series against Pakistan," Tanvir said. Fawad Ahmed has been my mentor ever since. "Tanveer is also a very good batsman," his father said. He batted five times in the Under-19 World Cup and scored with a strike rate of 85.26. To avoid a shoulder injury I told him to do spin bowling rather than fast bowling. He was the highest wicket-taker for Australia in the Under-19 World Cup. He took 15 wickets in six matches.

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