Emotional homecoming for Saurashtra’s Sheldon
- Winter session Day 1: Govt talks about misuse of word 'secularism', Sonia raises 'intolerance' debate
- Sheena murder: CBI seeks Interpol help, Peter Mukerjea's custody extended till Nov 30
- PPCC chief Bajwa and Jakhar made to resign as rejig in Punjab Congress imminent
- Constitution Day: The many reasons why the BJP decided to celebrate it
- India-Pakistan series to be played from December 15 in Sri Lanka: Rajiv Shukla
When in school Sheldon always told his friends that he had two fathers and two mothers. Many thought it a joke, and laughed at him, but the 26-year-old wasn't lying. After his decent performances with the Saurashtra junior team, Sheldon soon got the nod for the Ranji side but what followed next was an anxious wait, that tested the batsman to the core.
Sheldon had taken four years to debut for Saurashtra and his father reveals that he even went on to request Railways to give him a break. "They told me that I'm late but now I think it was better that he didn't go on to play for another team. Looking at his batting I'm sure he will play for the Indian team some day," Bell said.
It was this season that Sheldon amassed 742 runs with three centuries and four half-centuries which saw him cementing his place in the side. Saturday will be a big day for the Bell family with Sheldon playing his first big Ranji Trophy final against a star-studded Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.
- Who is a true patriot?
- Douglass North emphasised institutions at a time when markets were the focus
- The crux of our solitude
- PM Modi’s achievements abroad appear to cut little ice back home
- Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough
- Can Parliament be insulated from the vagaries of the political climate?