Category: Desi Talent

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Mohd Saif Khan

Mohd Saif Khan
ind India
170 cm
60 Kg
3rd October 2000

Mohd Saif Khan is a field hockey player who has represented Bengal in Junior Nationals. He was born to Kafeel Khan and Najma Begum in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

He represents Calcutta Customs Club in Calcutta Hockey League and has been selected for Indian School team recently.

Saif, who started playing at the age of 12 learned the basics of hockey from Mohd Arif Sir. This youngster further improved his skill under the watchful eyes of Mohd Raza Sir. Currently, he is being trained by Verendra Singh Parihar Sir.

Sport Team of India wishes a successful career to this Desi Talent…

Jerry Lalrinzuala

For the upcoming 2017 season, Jerry Lalrinzuala has been signed by the I-league side DSK Shivajians FC on loan from Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC.

Touted by many as the future of Indian Football, he was awarded Emerging Player of the 2016 Indian Super League” in addition to four “Emerging Player of the Match awards”.

He was among five under-19 players from the All India Football Federation’s Elite Academy in Goa to train at Ligue 1 team FC Metz.

The diminutive Jerry made 11 starts and featured in 13 games all for Chennaiyin FC in the third season. He became the youngest to make an ISL appearance apart from becoming the youngest to score.

The 18-year-old left back from Mizoram has also been capped by the national side from the under-14 to under-19 age group. He had been rejected twice for the under-14 India trials in Mizoram.

In Mizoram Premier League, he represents Chanmari FC. He was born on 13th July, 1998 in Mizoram.

Tejaswin Shankar breaks national High Jump record

received_1208518815872970There is a ray of hope among Track and field fraternity after Tejaswin Shankar literally jumped to a new high with his gold medal wining effort at the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championship in Coimbatore.

The 17 year old boy from Delhi broke 12 year old National Senior Record with a classy jump of 2.26 m. The earlier record of 2.25m was in the name of Hari Shankar Roy, who had achieved this feat during his silver medal wining effort at the Asian All-Star Athletics Meet in Singapore in 2004.

This Record will fetch him the 2nd position in the World Under20 category.
Prior to his record breaking performance on the opening day at Coimbatore, Tejaswin had won Bronze at Asian Youth Championship in doha, Gold at Commonwealth Youth Games, 2015 & National Open Athletics at Lucknow in September this year.

He was initially spotted by his school game teacher Mr Sunil Kumar, who continue to work on his ward. He further honed his skills after being trained under watchful eyes of two time former Olympic High Jumper Jamie Nieto, during his 6 weeks stint at USA.

Great things are expected from Tejaswin as he has raised the bar by shattering a senior record while still competing at Junior Championship.

Ishan Kishan – Cricket

Another wicketkeeper-batsman coming from Jharkhand.

Ishan Kishan (wicket keeper of Jharkhand) smashed his 1st first class double hundred in his first class career against Delhi. He is 3rd youngest to do so, at the age of just 19 years 111 days.

In his breath-taking knock, he scored 273 in 336 ball including 21 fours and 14 mammoth sixes (he equal the record of maximum sixes in an inning). 

Ishan Kishan had captained the Indian under-19 Cricket Team in this year under-19 World Cup.

Ishan is coached by his elder brother Santosh Kumar. Ishan came to Ranchi in 2013, when he was only 15 years old. However, he soon got selected for the Jharkhand Ranji Team. His performance in the domestic cricket impressed India “A” coach and legend Rahul Dravid.

Shivam Kumar

Sports won’t grow in India unless it reaches the middle class. Shivam Kumar, a 17 year old dedicated player who comes from a humble background, habours dreams to become a world famous footballer. This young kid travels upto 5 hours everyday in pursuit of his dream.

Shivam took a big step towarsd realising his goal of playing for India, when he got selected for a scholarship in Arsenal Football Academy.

Kumar Siddhant Rahar – Volleyball

“My dream is play for India” are the words of Kumar Siddhant Rahar, youngest among three children of a farmer in Nawalgarh town of Jhunjhunu district, Rajasthan.

Siddhant, who plays at the Libero position, is currently improving his defensive skills under the watchful eyes of his coach BS Samant at Sports Authority of India centre in Jaipur.

This 15 year old boy, who had started playing Volleyball 3 years ago, is already a two time State level gold medallist.

Badminton – Meiraba Luwang

Meet Meiraba Luwang, a young badminton player from Manipur. He recently won the Under-15 Yonex Sunrise, Junior Grand Prix International tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, after defeating the number 11 seed Sulistio Tegar of Indonesia in the finals 21-14, 21-15.

Not only in the finals, but throughout the tournament, he was in great form, as he defeated the top seed Muhamad Akbar Firdaus of Indonesia in the semi-final 21-13, 21-19 and third seed Hak Joo Lee of South Korea 19-21, 21-13, 21-17 in the Quarter-final.

Even in the doubles category of the same event, he along with his partner Rafael Gavois of France finished runners-up, after -losing 17-21, 9-21 to the English pair of William Jones and James Penver.

Under-15 Yonex Sunrise, Junior Grand Prix International tournament is widely regarded as one of the top level tounaments in the under-15 age group.

Currently, he is training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. Earlier, this year in April, he had won the U-15 Boys singles title at the Yonex – BTY Open International Badminton Championships held at Thailand. He had beatyen Hafidz Dzakwan Putra of Indonesia.