Prakash is raising the family by selling pulses and puris. Former Ranji player Manimay Roy says that due to lack of financial support, most of the players from the Northeast are leaving the game.
Due to the Corona epidemic, many people have faced financial crisis. Thousands of people have become unemployed. Players have also been affected due to Corona, especially those playing domestic cricket. An Indian bowler, who has played with a legendary cricketer like Sourav Ganguly, has also been forced to sell lentils and tea due to Corona. Bowler Prakash Bhagat, who has played Ranji Trophy for Assam, is selling pulses and puris to support his family these days.
Take training at National Cricket Academy
Prakash Bhagat has played Ranji Trophy for Assam in the year 2009-2010. At the same time, Prakash took training at the National Cricket Academy in the year 2003. During this, he got the legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly to bowl. While there he also got a chance to meet Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag.
left cricket after father’s death
Prakash Bhagat’s father passed away in the year 2011. After this Prakash quit playing cricket. Prakash’s father and elder brother used to sell chaat. After the death of the father, the health of the elder brother also deteriorated. In such a situation, the responsibility of the family fell on Prakash’s shoulders. After this, Prakash left cricket and started working to feed the family.
Corona snatched job
Prakash told the media that after leaving cricket, he started working in a mobile company to run the family. But due to the lockdown caused by the Corona epidemic, he also lost his job last year. After this, he is taking care of the family by selling pulses and puris. Former Ranji player Manimay Roy says that most of the players from the Northeast are leaving the game due to lack of financial support.
Played in National and State level tournaments
Prakash Bhagat has participated in various national and state level tournaments for the state. Bhagat said that as a member of the Assam team, he played in the Ranji Trophy in 2009-10 and against Railways and Jammu and Kashmir in 2010-11.