After reading various articles on Cricket Graph about the Cricket Tournaments, Top Cricketers etc. we are bringing various other people who are behind the success of teams and the players.
Starting with the 1st edition of “People behind the Success of Local Cricket in Mumbai”, we are happy to introduce you with a Person who has faced many challenges in his life as a Cricketer; who is now a renowned Coach of a Corporate Cricket Team Mr. Chandrashekhar Karmalkar
Born on 1st August’1972, Sir Chandrashekhar has completed 42 years of his life. Started playing Cricket at the age of 13 years, he played various tournaments during his School and College days. He is proud today to mention that he has played under Captaincy of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in 1987-88 for Under-15 Mumbai Cricket team. His other achievement is representing for Thane District Team in “Satkar & Sport Star Trophy”. He has played Club Cricket in “A” and “B” division tournaments.
Due to his enthusiasm towards Cricket, he started Cricket Coaching under name of Kwality Sports Club at Dadoji Konddev Stadium in Thane in year 2003. We are happy to mention that in today’s world of high cost towards Cricket Learning, Sir Chandrashekhar is giving a free of cost Cricket Training including Cricket Kits in his coaching camp to the financially deprived children’s at his own cost!
Sir Chandrashekhar feels happy to state that, from his Thane Coaching Club, 2-3 students has played Division “A” tournaments. His big achievement as coach is, his one of the student “Jaideep Pardeshi” represented as a Vice Captain for Under-16 & Under-19 Mumbai Cricket Team. In the present year, Jaideep has represented Under-23 Mumbai team.
His another Student “Vaibhav Mali” represented Under-19 Mumbai Team. Last year Vaibhav had made a record of scoring a fastest Century in 36 balls in MIPL Cricket Tournament at Bhiwandi. Recently Vaibhav has been selected for 2 senior T-20 practice match teams out of which, he has been selected in one of the team as player.
Sir Chandrashekhar has extended his high quality experience as a Cricket Coach to Corporate Cricket teams like “Piramal Enterprises” and “Abbott Healthcare Private Limited”.
Sir Chandrashekhar started his corporate coaching career with “Piramal Enterprises” in 2008. He receives full support during the cricket coaching camps from all his team members including top management members of Piramal Group; Mr. Anand Piramal (Executive Director) and Mr. R. Aravindan (General Manager) who are a team members. Another proud moment for Sir Chandrashekhar during coaching camps is receiving a respect “SIR” from the Top Management members (mentioned above) of the Piramal Enterprise Group. It clearly indicates the respect and sincerity towards Sir Chandrashekhar.
After starting coaching with “Piramal Enterprise”, Sir Chandrashekhar started coaching with “Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.” In 2011. From this team as well, Sir received complete support and respect from all the members including Mr. A. Rehman Siddiqui and top management members like Mr. Praveen Singh (General Manager).
Both the above corporate teams faced challenge of time restriction for practice since all employees were busy during the week days due to office work. Hence practice is done only on Saturdays & Sundays. Hence this was a big challenge for Sir Chandrashekhar considering the fitness requirement of players during the matches of 20 / 35 / 45 overs. But this difficulty is overcome by Sir, by guiding the players to maintain their fitness by doing day to day exercise for atleast 15 minutes. Also both the teams are doing the practice at Shivaji Park next to each other, it makes easy for Coach Sir to merge the players from both teams. This gives a good exposure and experience to players.
After starting the coaching to above corporate teams, the winning percent of the teams has increased from 10% to 75% because of the hard work performed by the team members with the help of Coach Sir. The hardwork of Sir Chandrashekhar is proving day by day!
That’s all for the Sir Chandrashekhar from Cricket Graph we have for our readers. We appreciate the efforts of Sir Chandrashekhar towards his enthusiasm for Local Cricket in Mumbai and we wish him a good luck to achieve his dreams!!!!