Chandigarh, November 15
An old video of Punjabi singer and actor Harrdy Sandhu has gone viral amid ongoing ICC world cup fever.
Harrdy Sandhu--his actual name Hardavinder Singh Sandhu--earlier tried his hand in cricket as a career option before becoming a famous singer.
However, Sandhu’s dream of playing for India came crashing down after suffering an elbow injury.
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Speaking to media, Harrdy was quoted saying that he bowled out likes of Rohit Sharma, Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja in his debut U-19 match, had four maidens and five-wicket haul, still wasn't picked for big event.
"I played for around 10 years. I have played for the U-19 cricket team with Shikhar Dhawan. He was my roommate, and I have also played with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma. But in 2006, I had an elbow injury. I was a fast bowler and the injury was on my right arm. I tried to get treatment here, but kuch hua nahi."
"I then decided to go to Australia to see good doctors. I got a student visa and thought if my treatment is successful, I will come back to India and start playing again. Warna padhai karke, wahin settle ho jaunga. I was there for 11 months and in that period…I met a lot of doctors, par kuch hua nahi. Wahan 11 months taxi bhi chalayi," he said.
He said he later met a Sri Lankan physiotherapist and started playing for Ranji and during those matches he got an injury again, that was when he left cricket and decided to sing for good.
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