American Cricket Association’s Heading on Bangakanya: Bretkunal Basu sees Sachin in Tanisha in six years.
Seeing him hitting a strong pool with his own ball, Brett Lee said, ‘I see Sachin Tendulkar in him!’
He was followed on social media by former England cricketer Isha Guha.
Seeing his batting, former Aussie star Liza Sthalekar commented, “How can a six-year-old child understand the length of the ball so quickly, take his foot to the ball line and hit a shot in the middle of the bat every time?”
Whose batting is astonished by the former stars, does he himself realize how big a ‘certificate’ the former is giving for him? Tanisha Sen, a Bengali girl, is about six years old. Although the residence is busy at the moment, he is actually a resident of Austin, Texas. Father Sourav works there. From Austin to Dallas, he is just playing cricket. Sometimes Florida, sometimes Melbourne. And sometimes Lee, sometimes Isha, sometimes WV Raman or Deep Dasgupta are praising his daughter’s batting.
Sourav, who used to play cricket for Aryan in the second division in Kolkata, was listening to how the little girl fell in love with cricket. In his words, ‘I was then in Bangalore for employment. The girl is two years old. All the children used to play with plastic bats. But looking at his hand-eye coordination, I thought he had a natural quality of playing cricket. It can catch the line-length quickly. ‘ From then on he started teaching cricket to his daughter.
But then a change took place. Sourav’s family had to move to Texas for work. Where cricket is not an ongoing sport, Sourav himself creates an atmosphere at home to keep his daughter in cricket. “Showing him cricket videos, playing on the back lawn, watching cricket on TV – that’s how Tanisha’s acquaintance with cricket continues,” said Sourav. Occasionally the girl has to drive four hours to Dallas to practice net with pen in hand. Where Tanisha practices net in a Pakistani academy.
Shortly afterwards, the American Cricket Association launched the Under-17 Cricket League in Florida. On that occasion there was a cricket festival for the little ones. Robin Singh was present. Robin was surprised to see Tanisha batting at the age of six. Former Aussie cricketer Julia Price, the coach of the American women’s cricket team. Want to see Tanisha play later in this league. Tanisha’s batting was shown on Sky TV before the start of the England-West Indies girls match last Saturday. Former England captain Charlotte Edwards praised. There, US coach Julia commented, “Tanisha is not old enough to be included in our USA cricket program right now. But our eyes are on him. ‘
Earlier this year, during the girls’ T20 World Cup, he went to Australia for office work and stayed in Saurabh to watch the World Cup. There Tanisha appeared in the studio at the call of ICC. That’s where Brett Lee’s bowling game is. But when she grows up, Tanisha will play for which country, India or America? Sourav laughed and said, ‘I am really in the dark about this. If you want to play for the national team first, you need performance at another level. I don’t even know where we will be at that time. ‘
But no matter where you live, Tanisha has been an ‘international star’ for the past six years. Whose own dream is to be Sachin Tendulkar.