Mohali opener karan secures 90.2 % in arts

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 29, 2014 08:43 IST

Grandson of legendary late coach DP Azad, Karan secured 90.2 % in the Class 12th arts stream. He is a student of St Isher Singh Public School, SAS Nagar.

The 18-year-old Karan has never shied away from good old hard work. He secured a perfect 10 CGPA in the secondary school exams and in Class 11th Karan scored 93%. As an opener for Mohali in the under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy last year, Karan emerged as the second highest run-getter with 322 runs.

Karan belongs to the fourth generation of cricketers from the family. The cricketer is slowly and steadily taking one step at a time to realize his dreams of establishing himself in the state cricket first.“It’s all about focusing in present. Right now, the goal is to establish myself in state cricket and I know with hard work greater things will follow,” Karan said. Karan is preparing himself for the upcoming under-19 Punjab State Inter-District tournament starting from May 31.

“My grandfather and my father Monish Aggarwal, a former cricketer, are my inspirations. I have set a lot of short term goals for myself. The first being to do well in inter-district tournament and get into state under-19 team,” said Karan, who also bowls leg spin. “His most of the time is consumed by practice and training, but I am happy that he is not lagging behind in studies. It was his grandfathers dream that he does well in studies,” his father said.

Karan took up the game at the age of eight and is presently training under coach Sukhwinder Singh Tinku.

“I would like to carry on with my game and also maintain standards in my studies. I used to be regular in my studies and would like to thank my parents and school for helping me maintain the balance in sports and academics. The final push came in the month preceding the exam wherein I put in a lot of hard work,” Karan said.

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