Kolkata-Born UAE Spinner Rishabh Mukherjee Dreams To Play For India
Indian-born spinner Rishabh Mukherjee, who is representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE), dream to don the Blue Jersey one day. Mukherjee has recently grabbed eyeballs with his outstanding performance in the U19 Asia Cup.
Born in Kolkata, Rishabh moved to Dubai with his family at the age of five. The 18-year-old broke into the UAE U-19 side and helped them qualify for the U19 World Cup earlier this year, followed by the Asia Cup. Currently, Rishabh Mukherjee has set his eyes on the upcoming World Cup in South Africa next year in January.
The young cricketer has already impressed one and all with his bowling abilities. Rishabh has revealed his plans after the U19 World Cup. He wishes to return to Kolkata and try and represent Bengal to live his dream of playing for India one day. The young cricketer also said that he has spoken to various coaches back in Kolkata and hopes to return to his hometown soon.
“My dream is to play for India. I wish to move back to Kolkata and try and get into the Bengal team by getting into a first division club after the U19 World Cup is over. I am ready to start all over again. I have spoken to many coaches back home and they have encouraged me,”,” Rishabh said to IANS.
Rishabh Mukherjee has so far claimed 15 wickets in the eight matches he has played for UAE. He was exceptional during the World Cup qualifiers returning with nine wickets from five matches. Rishabh revealed that he idolises Australian spinner, Nathan Lyon.
“I’m not a big fan of variations, I personally think off-spin can be bowled in different ways and Nathan Lyon does that the best,” Rishabh concluded.