‘Can’t take out the cricketer’: Anurag Thakur shows his skill with bat


Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur once again relived his early days when he took a cricket bat in his hands. Anurag played a single game for Himachal Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy back in the year 2000. Thakur on Sunday shared a video on X (formerly Twitter) of him playing a shot in which he attempted to go for a maximum with a caption that read, “You can take out cricket from a player’s life, but you can’t take out the cricketer in him.”
Thakur was on a visit to Coimbatore, where he inaugurated the Sri Krishna Stadium on Saturday.
“The other institutes should do something like this. Nobody can beat India in the field of sports. I am sure we will have a lot of sportspeople coming here. Chepauk Stadium is a really beautiful stadium, and there are many other grounds that are also coming up. We need more tournaments, and cricket can go to every local corner. Cricket has the money and the audience to look at, and the state cricket associations can do that,” he said to reporters.
Thakur said that the Government of India is building 1000 Khelo India centers across the country, and he will personally look at the progress of the centers.
“The Government of India is building 1000 Khelo India centers across the country. I will personally look at how institutes can get a couple of Khelo India centers so that many players can get training there,” Thakur said.