Children starry eyed as Suresh Raina bats with them
Raina was completely involved in explaining the techniques of batting and balling to the very eager kids
15 March 2016 14:48
Raina was completely involved in explaining the techniques of batting and balling to the very eager kids. The kids spoke about the importance of Team Swachh and good hygiene as an everyday principle. The children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, expressed their extreme happiness in just getting an opportunity to be in a cricket stadium, actually meeting cricketers from the Indian team and learning cricket techniques from them.
It was great to see girls excited about playing cricket, something they usually do not ever play back home. These forty minutes were very special. Eleven year old Sakshi said, “I never thought of playing cricket because I felt it is a boy’s game but when Suresh Raina showed me how to bat and then I hit a few shots… wow it felt really nice. Now I will go back and play and make other girls also play the game and I will also spread the message that to play we have to be healthy and that's only possible through maintaining hygiene and sanitation".