Indian Deaf Cricket Team Coach, Dev Dutt aims for World Cup Glory.
The young coach from Delhi is set to be a part of the biggest tournament of his life! But having achieved everything the hard way he is ready for the challenge !
Growing up in Delhi, Dev Dutt had a dream similar to every other cricket loving kid in the country, to represent India internationally. Fate however, had other ideas. After the untimely demise of his older brother, Dev Dutt had to give up playing cricket and got into cricket coaching at the age of 18.
“I completely stopped playing cricket after the death of my brother, ” said Dev Dutt. ” I always knew I was going to do something for the game which has given me so much joy and with the help of a former Indian Test player, Gursharan Singh, & Rajpal Solanki Ji I started coaching young kids.”
Dev Dutt has trained a host of up and coming players from the North of India. Some of the gems coached under him include the former Indian U-19 World Cup and Kings XI player Mayank Dagar and other talented U-19 and U-23 players like Siddharth Dogra, Sagar Dahiya, Vikas Solanki and Yash Raj Madan
Dev Dutt is currently the Head Coach and Managing Director of the two famous cricket academies in Delhi – Venkateshwar Cricket Academy and Harbeer Cricket Academy and he has organised Harbeer Singh Memorial Tournament U-14 seven times and Naresh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the U-19 category five times respectively.
International players like Shane Watson, Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra practise in these academies from time to time and they even encourage the budding cricketers with tips and suggestions. Dev Dutt even provides free coaching to poor kids, who he feels are talented enough to have a future in cricket. He also provides them with cricketing gears and everything they need to have proper training sessions.
“Nothing makes me happier than watching these young players excel,” said Dev Dutt.
Now the coach of Indian Deaf Cricket Team, Dev Dutt is ready for the biggest tournament of his life – The DICC Cricket World Cup in 2022. The chance to represent India in a World Cup event is rare and Dev Dutt is relishing this opportunity.
“Yes, it is the biggest tournament of my career and I am ready to enjoy it and try my best to help the team!, ” said Dev Dutt.
Still young in his coaching career, Dev Dutt hopes to help numerous other players on their way to fulfill their cricketing dreams !ddcs