There is a lot of Chennai in Karthik Meiyappan. In the first place, he is a Chennai Super Rulers fan like million others; a stalwart of Thalapathi Vijay; loves mother’s dosa over all the other things for breakfast; cherishes the ocean side; his #1 hobby is watching Tamil films; played chess at age-bunch level, and all the more significantly plays cricket and his leg-turn is as of now the discussion of the continuous T20 World Cup in Australia.
Notwithstanding all the Chennai associations, it is Dubai that he calls his home. From the time he moved to Dubai after his dad Meiyappan got a bid for employment, the Emirate has embraced him with two hands.
From playing club-level cricket to coming to the Under-19 Joined Middle Easterner Emirates side for the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old got a full go-around at the continuous T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka. Despite the fact that UAE couldn’t proceed to dominate the game and is confronting an early exit, Karthik has proactively made heads turn.
It has been a wonderful excursion for Karthik, whose first love was chess. Experiencing childhood in Coimbatore, he won top awards in locale level occasions and his life based on the 64-squares.
As indicated by Meiyappan, more than cricket it was tennis that Karthik liked while playing outside.
In 2014, when Meiyappan viewed cricket as Karthik’s calling, he didn’t pause for a moment before sending his child to Chennai.
Here Karthik, who started to bowl leg-turn by then, at that point, got a month to improve his abilities under previous India cricketers Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and M Venkataramana at a camp coordinated by Sports Mechanics that gives information backing to Group India.
In the event that cricketing abilities were improved at the camp, as per Meiyappan, Karthik would spend a similarly decent measure of time at previous India mentor Ramji Srinivasan’s wellness studio which was then called Quantum Jump (Sports Dynamix).
That Karthik was hoping to move to Chennai to seek after cricket expertly isn’t is business as usual. As a matter of fact, it is normal among those settlements in UAE, where great players favor moving to their nation of birth or somewhere else looking for customary open doors.
It is developing so a lot and consistently, the quantity of global cricket we play is expanding such a lot of that we don’t for a moment even get an opportunity to highlight in our homegrown association,” Karthik says.
On the demand of UAE mentor Robin Singh, Karthik came to Chennai again to work with Venkataramana for a month with Mylapore Entertainment Club, a First Division group.
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