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Know your Athletes- Faiz Fazal, Indian Cricketer

Published : Apr 21, 2020 3 mins read Updated On : Sep 18, 2023

Faiz Fazal, a name that needs no introduction. The man behind Vidarbha’s consecutive victory. In a country of a billion where half of the cricketing population would like to be the next Sachin Tendulkar or the next Virat Kohli, unfortunately in the midst of getting fame, dreams crumble faster. But there are some who are patient! They know their worth from the beginning. They might not be flashy, match winners, camera friendly, but they always are the cricketer the team swears by. Faiz Fazal is one of those.
Know your Athletes- Faiz Fazal, Indian Cricketer
Fast&Up India feels proud to fuel a talent like this. Here’s an interesting conversation with the team and the Vidarbha Skipper!

• When and where were you born?
7th September 1985, Nagpur

• What is your earliest memory connected with sports?
Me playing bat ball with my neighbor cousin Nabeel in our gully.

• Who was the most influential person to you as a child?
My Dad.

• Did you have any nicknames?
My name is already quite nick

• What were you most afraid of as a child?
I still fear snakes

• Do you recall any interesting stories related to you by any of your elder relatives that you have never forgotten and you think are worth telling to this audience?
My left hands elbow was really weak and used to get dislocate very easily. So was recommended by the doctors to be very careful and playing any sport was next to impossible. God’s grace things changed and I could take my hobby, my love CRICKET as a profession.

• What was your favorite subject in school?
English. I hated mathematics.

• How did you balanced Sports and Studies?
It was really difficult but u know I completely believe in ‘HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND!’ And most importantly I always had my parents support.

• What did you like most about school?
That my school used to take part in inter school CRICKET tourneys. And I was always allowed to miss classes for my practice sessions.

• What did you like least about school?
That it was 14 kms away and I used to go cycling.

• What sort of after school/out of school clubs did you attend? (in terms of sports)
NKP salve cricket academy was my club and I had a turf wicket at home where I used to practice extra with my dad.

• Was there someone you really looked up to when you were a teenager? (in terms of sports)
Rahul Dravid was always my idol. His hard work inspired me a lot.

• What was your favorite music/band in high school?
Bryan Adams was my all-time favorite.

• What would people you know find surprising about you as a teen?
That I was quite an elegant batsman and my hobby to sing

• Did you ever thought of doing a 9 to 5 job?
Never. It’s like a nightmare for me.

• What would be your ideal job if you ever had to do?
Nightmares can never be ideal.

• Describe about your sporting career
It’s been a journey that I’m loving a lot.

• Your best day in life (In terms of sports)
To win my debut game for India and I could score 55 not out. And winning Ranji Trophy for Vidarbha. Can’t describe my feelings for both these moments.

• What is your goal as a parent?
To make sure that my kids are humble, work really hard and could serve the society in best of their abilities. And would make sure they are overflowed with love from us

• What is your definition of “happiness”?
To score a hundred and win a game for the team. / playing with my daughter Rozina and the new born baby boy.

• What is your most memorable Sporting experience?
Getting my India debut cap and winning first Ranji Trophy

• What accomplishment are you most proud of?
That I could win a game for my country and could win Ranji Trophy.

• How do you want people to remember you?
As a very humble and hard working person.

• Whose biggest fan are you? (in your sport and outside)
Currently I’m a big fan of Steve Smith. I’m a diehard fan of Rafael Nadal.

• What do you like to do in your spare time?
Whatever spare time I get is for my family.

• If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?
Spider-Man is my man. I would love to swing here and there.

• What is your greatest fear?
Of losing people.

Shaista Khan
Shaista Khan
Sports and Fitness

Shaista is passionate about anything related to sports and fitness. She has worked with many athletes and has in-depth knowledge about their training and nutrition. She is very particular about the... Read More

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