'Help my gold medallist kids reach for their dream'

By Iffath Fathima

Father desires his son s and daughter to pursue their goals

As the world specializes in World Cup football and tennis at Wimbledon, Bengaluru has its eyes educated on the Derby besides these two global wearing spectacles. But in a rented space within the bylanes of RT Nagar, cricket continues to rule the roost. Before you scoff on the single-minded cricketmania, meet Rahman Sharieff, a 45-year-old auto motive force who plies shoppers around the city, with an appeal in his auto, seeking assist to coach his children and assist their pursuit of sports.

You’ve heard of hockey moms, now meet this cricket dad, who's so a lot more than the moniker he has earned. Sharieff has been running as an auto-driver for the previous 26 years, using a rented auto. With his earnings of Rs 15,000 a month, Sharieff manages to pay his children’s college charges, auto rent, space rent and looks after his family bills. Besides this, he has managed to ship all his 3 children to the Karnataka Cricket Academy. “My children are excellent at sports.

They have gained numerous medals and trophies at sports competitions. So I made up our minds to enrol them within the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC). I may just no longer have enough money the costs on the cricket academy however we are glad that the academy is training my children free of value.’’

Sharieff’s 3 children are moderately remarkable. Fazulla, Sharieff’s eldest son studies within the 9th same old on the St Joseph’s Indian High college. The 16- year-old was referred to the academy through Rahman’s pal who knew Irfan Sait, the owner of the KIOC, who agreed to coach him free of value since Sharieff may just no longer have enough money the costs. Today, he has been selected for the under-16 state zonal workforce. Says Fazulla, ‘‘I’m a quick bowler and want to be like Umesh Yadav in the future and make my folks proud.”

On seeing Fazulla play excellent cricket, the other two kids – 15-year-old Nagma and 14-year-old Rizwan – were admitted to KIOC, free of value too. Says Nagma, a 9th same old scholar, “I have gained 15 gold and silver medals in sports competitions at school – operating, short putt, talk about throw. I like sports. When my brother joined the cricket institute, I started developing an passion within the recreation after taking a look at him play. But I assumed there was no training for women. But my father instructed me that ladies were additionally being educated on the institute, and were given me in. Jhulan Goswami is my hero.’’

What makes Sharieff’s story fascinating is that he has left no stone unturned to make certain that his children’s passion in recreation is inspired, regardless of his monetary limitations. Says Sharieff, “I come from a deficient family. My father used to work in Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) however he was crazy about horse races and he lost some huge cash betting on horses. I used to be very keen on sports and cricket was my favourite. However my father by no means encouraged me and I couldn’t pursue it. I want to ensure that my children are given a excellent lifestyle and get all that I couldn’t.’’

Sharieff makes positive he drops and choices up his children from college and cricket training. “Most of the earnings move towards fuel. I wait till they finish playing after which drop them home. I ensure that they study and I train them at home. They were well in lecturers too. They get a minimum of 75% in their assessments,’’ says a proud Sharieff.








For Fazulla Sharieff, his father is his super hero. ``I simply instructed him as soon as that I sought after to sign up for a cricket academy and he made it conceivable. After a tiring day of using people around the city, he nonetheless sits with us and is helping us with our studies. He desires us to check and do well for ourselves, and no longer struggle like him. Unlike other children, we will’t move out to observe films in theatres or move out buying groceries or move to restaurants or on vacations. It is sad, sure, however we don’t have a choice. They are times when we've long gone to mattress hungry as a result of there was no food at home, however we do not whinge as a result of my father is doing everything for us.”


Sharieff’s wife, Haseen Taj, has been his strong and silent give a boost to. Says Sharieff, “My wife by no means asks for anything. She most effective desires the youngsters to be happy. She tells them no longer to focus on how we are living now however to focus on a better long run. From the previous 10 years, I haven’t bought her any new garments however she hasn’t complained. She desires our youngsters’s goals to be fulfilled.’’ Haseen Taj is all reward for her husband who she says, does no longer miss a unmarried day to drop and select up the youngsters from college and training categories.

Irfan Sait, owner of KIOC talks of the young stars from the Sharieff family, “Fazulla and Nagma are playing excellent cricket. They are two excellent rapid bowlers. They have a vivid long run.”


As Fazulla, Nagma and Rizwan see their goals coming true, on a daily basis is father’s day within the Sharieff family.
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