“Happy to see Sarbananda Sonowal backing sports”- Anurag Thakur

“Happy to see Sarbananda Sonowal backing sports”- Anurag Thakur

The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has always come up to promote the game of cricket. Playing for his team Parliamentarians in a charity match against ‘B’ Town Boys, Anurag Thakur scored a blistering hundred hammering the bowlers all around the park. In a chat with Cricket Today, he shared his new and innovative ideas about promoting Test cricket in the nation.


  1. You have been associated with cricket for a long time. What do you want to say about today’s match?
  2. It is very necessary to promote sports in our country and I really want to thank our sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal who always backs these kind of initiatives.

  3. The Bollywood stars are a part of today’s game. So do you think Bollywood actors can become good cricketers?
  4. Yes, of course Bollywood stars can be good cricketers. In fact you can find gifted and naturally talented players in every field.

  5. What do you like most about cricket?
  6. The love from spectators and fans is something I appreciate.

  7. Your childhood cricketing memory.
  8. Once during a u-19 semifinal match against Karnataka, I was batting on 196 runs. The fielder’s position was quite unorthodox and I was caught on that particular score. Everyone including the opponents felt bad about me getting out in such a way after scoring brilliantly.

  9. First cricket you ever met in your life?
  10. I have played cricket from Jalandhar. So there are many players who played with like VVS Laxman and we have Harbhajan Singh who has been quite successful cricketer. Presently, Karn Sharma is also emerging out to be a promising player.

  11. Which is your favorite format?
  12. According to me T20 format has gained a lot of popularity being the shortest format. The spectators enjoy this format as it brings more excitement and swift results.

  13. What is the importance of fitness in a cricketer’s life?
  14. A fit person can perform very successfully in any field. Whether sports or politics or any other field fitness is one of the vital things a person should focus on.

  15. What do you like to say about series between India and Pakistan?
  16. With the present scenario, the situations and conditions are not in favor of holding a series between the neighboring states. But as soon as things get streamlined we can think on this as well.

  17. What is your workout routine?
  18. I am not able to follow a proper workout routine because of my travelling and work. But I still try to control my diet to stay fit.

  19. What do you want to say about upcoming India and South Africa Test series?
  20. We are trying something innovative right now like taking young kids to the ground so that they develop interest in Test cricket. 


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