After many weeks of hard work and training with his school cricket coach, 11-year-old Arjun Agrawal got selected in his west London school’s cricket team at West Lodge Primary School in Pinner, Harrow. His team participated in the final round of “West London Cricket Final” and were recently crowned Champions of West .
An ecstatic Arjun, who likes wicket-keeping and is now keen to hone his skills as an all-rounder, told iGlobal: “This victory is extremely important for me and me every day to work harder and harder and be an all-rounder – a good spin bowler, a good batsman and excellent wicket keeper.
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“I want to be an excellent wicket keeper as I feel being a wicket keeper is very important for the match and the team. Being behind the wickets during the entire match, I feel associated with each ball of the match and a deep involvement in the entire match and with team members.
“Wicket keeping has helped me to enhance my focus, be a good communication, be a leader and working as a team member to achieve the desired results. I am extremely thankful to our Head Teacher, Mr Dees, my class , Mr Beckwith, and my school’s cricket team coach, Mr Went, for giving me this opportunity and be a part of the school cricket team and a memorable journey towards being cricket Champions of West London.
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“I am also thankful to my teammates for the final match – Shrimukund, Neil, Nikhil, Shaurya, Aadi, Aarush, Sriharsha, Vraj, Thavindu, Armaan, Sam and Manav.”
This is his last year at West Lodge Primary and in September Arjun will start at City of London school. He will take his love of , football and chess with him to his new school and hope to win more trophies.