I was not earning too much...had a limited money which I could not have even thought of spending on his playing cricket. Till he was in seventh standard, I tried to dissuade him in whatever way I could - sometimes by scolding him and sometimes with love and affection. But, finally we gave up.

He had a passion for cricket right from his childhood and liked nothing else but playing with the bat and the ball. I wanted him to study hard and get into a government service. But, he wanted to do something in cricket and earn a name for himself.