Poor paan seller's son's luck shines in IPL auction, Rajasthan Royals buys him for Rs 5.80 crore
IPL Auction 2024: While a lot of money was showered on foreign players in the IPL auction, the fortunes of many Indian uncapped players also improved. Among these, one uncapped player Shubham Dubey has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5.80 crore. Shubham Dubey's father is a Panwadi, who runs a paan stall.
If you study and write, you will become a Nawab, if you play, you will become bad… Everyone must have heard this saying in childhood, but now this saying has also become a thing of the past. Now there is a lot of money along with a career in sports. If there is maximum money in any sport in India then it is in IPL. For this reason, IPL is now also called the Indian Paisa League. While a lot of money was showered on foreign players in the IPL Auction 2024, the fortunes of many Indian uncapped players also improved. Among them is an uncapped player Shubham Dubey, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5.80 crore. Shubham Dubey's childhood was spent in extreme deprivation. Let us also tell you about them.
Shubham Dubey is a resident of Nagpur, Maharashtra. His father Badri Prasad runs a paan stall at Kamal Square in Nagpur. When Shubham Dubey was bought by Rajasthan Royals for crores in the IPL auction, there was a rush of people congratulating him at his house. During this, Shubham Dubey told TOI that this was an unreal feeling. I had performed well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and was also expected to be bought in the auction, but did not think of such a huge amount.
27-year-old Shubham Dubey had scored 222 runs in 7 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at a strike rate of more than 187 and an average of around 74. During this period, 10 fours and 18 sixes came from his bat. Left-handed batsman Shubham also holds the joint record for the fastest half-century for Vidarbha in T20. He scored this half-century against Bengal in just 18 balls.
Shubham Dubey comes from a very ordinary background. He said that he can never forget those people who helped him in bad times. He said that his late mentor Sudeep Jaiswal had helped him a lot. When our financial condition was very bad, Sudeep Sir helped us. Had he not got support, he would not have been able to reach here.
Shubham Dubey said that at one time he did not even have money to buy gloves. Sudeep sir then gave me the kit with a new bat. He also gave me a place in the playing eleven of the 'A' Division teams with Under-19 and Under-23. Had it not been for him, I would not have been able to make a place in the Vidarbha Cricket Association team.