The Hush Post: Good news for cricket lovers in Ludhiana. Swashbuckling opening batsman Nehal Wadhera has been selected to represent India in the Under 19 tour to Sri Lanka in July. The only person from Ludhiana to represent the country after former cricketer Yashpal Sharma, who was part of the World Cup winning team of 1983. However, Nehal is a step away from it.
It is the same team for which all time batting great Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar will also play.
Nehal is a lanky six-footer who is a southpaw batsman and bowls right-hand leg spin. He played for Punjab under-14, later for Punjab under-16 and Punjab under-19. In the recent national tournament for the under-19, he represented North Zone where he made 540 runs and scored as many as six half centuries, probably being the prime reason he has been considered to represent India at Sri Lanka.
Nehal has been playing since the age of eight. He was a student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabhanagar. After his Class X, he shifted to BCM school for Class XI and Class XII, which focuses more on sports.
Elated at his success, his father Kamal Wadhera said that Nehal has been playing cricket since he was a kid.