November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day in India. It is actually the birthday of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called as ‘Chacha Nehru’. Nehru was known for his love for children. So, November 14, Children’s Day, marks a remembrance of Nehru’s love and affection towards the children. Children's Day also called Bal Diwas in Hindi and is celebrated with zeal across educational institutions. Happy Children’s Day 2018 Messages: WhatsApp Messages & Stickers, GIF Images, SMS & Facebook Cover Photos to Wish Kids on 14th November
Meanwhile, on Children's Day 2018, we take a look at some childhood stories of our favourite cricketers, who will always be an inspiration to the future generation of the country. From Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, we are sure these anecdotes will serve the purpose on this Children’s Day.
To start with Tendulkar, the Master Blaster in an interview with The Quint revealed that as a child he liked milk and how in his childhood days his mother would chase him while he was playing.
Team India’s current captain Virat Kohli once revealed how during his childhood days he would try to finish the homework quickly during the Summer vacation. “For me, the vacations were all about aiming to finish my holiday homework in a week’s time. But funnily enough, it never worked out like that. I always sat two days prior to the school reopening to finish it,” Kohli was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle. Children's Day 2018: Know the History, Significance and Celebrations Behind Celebrating Bal Diwas on 14th November.
“Back in the old days while I was growing up, the idea of enjoying vacations was pretty basic and there wasn’t much to explore in terms of gaming. I still remember how one coin used to cost around Rs 10 allowing us just a small duration to play a game at an arcade. There were only limited virtual arcade cabins and they were too expensive and beyond our budget. Besides this, my usual fun activity involved playing cricket or badminton with friends and members of the society where I used to stay,” he added.
World Cup-winning middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh once revealed that he was never fond of playing cricket in his childhood days. “I didn’t enjoy playing cricket as a kid. I didn’t like the idea of playing any sport in the hot sun. If not a cricketer I would have today been a skater,” Yuvraj said. Children’s Day 2018 Speeches: Watch Videos of English & Hindi Quotes & Speeches to Deliver on Bal Diwas.
Opener Rohit Sharma once recalled when how police had threatened to arrest him for breaking windows dura g his childhood days. “My family always liked cricket. In a day, if not for all the 24 hours, at least 16 hours we used to watch cricket. All my chachas (uncles) and buas (aunts) have played cricket, not at the highest level but in school and college. Of course (my uncles got involved in my game). When I used to play in our building, my chacha used to watch me from top, checking my batting. I have broken a lot of window glasses. There was a police complaint against me for breaking glasses. Once police came and threatened with putting me in jail if repeated,” said Rohit in the ‘Breakfast with Champions’ show.
These few stories are somewhat similar to our childhood as well and that perhaps feels you how these superstars had an ordinary beginning. On this Children’s day, the younger generation should take a cue from these stars and start focusing on their goals. Happy Children’s Day!