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Rugby has its very own Chanderpaul

other Updated: Oct 11, 2010 23:43 IST
Tomojit Basu

Guyanese rugby player Christopher Singh's name gives away his roots. The man himself bears absolutely no resemblance to the atypical Indian that the world has come to stereotype. "I have absolutely no idea which part of India I'm from but I'm a third generation member of the diaspora in Guyana," he admits.

The 23-year old is an integral part of the Guyana rugby sevens team and the trip to the capital for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is a special one. "New Delhi is beautiful. I had no idea that it would be as clean as it has been and it would have been nicer to have come here without a schedule," said Singh.

When asked why he chose to pursue rugby, considering Guyana, has earned itself a veritable cricketing history after breeding household names like Rohan Kanhai and Clive Lloyd, Singh replied, "Well, you'd be surprised to know that I used to play cricket."