Mumbai: Sunil Verma was sent to Chembur Children's Home, Mankhurd, when he was barely six. His parents could not afford to bring him up and, hence, sent him to stay at the hostel. Today, the 13-year-old's life has changed for good.
Playing his maiden match of the Late Ajit Naik Memorial U-14 cricket tournament, the medium pacer took eight wickets (3-10 and 5-12) to help his team, Karnataka Sporting Association, register an innings and 10 runs win over Shivaji Park Youngsters last week.
Electing to field, Karnataka bowled out the opposition for just 55 runs in the first innings as Sunil claimed three wickets. In reply, Karnataka scored 98 before the pacer claimed five Shivaji Park Youngsters to help his team win.