Gulf News – Dubai: A piece of advice from India’s legendary wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani has transformed the budding 15-year-old Shoun Roger into a young run machine.

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  • Dubai: A piece of advice from India’s legendary wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani has transformed the budding 15-year-old Shoun Roger into a young run machine.
  • This advice had such a huge impact on Roger that he scored 620 runs with five half-centuries and a century in the Emirates Cricket Board’s UAE Academy Cricket U-17 League to bag the best batsman of the tournament.
  • I scored three half-centuries in zonal matches and got selected into the Kerala state team,” said Roger, who became the first youngster from a Gulf country to go and participate in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under-14 state tournament in Chennai in 2014.
  • I have 52 Man of the Match awards and 16 players of the series awards,” said Roger, who has also performed consistently on cricket tours abroad.
  • In the Under-16 tour to India too, I performed consistently and in the under-13 and under-14 National Schools League here I won the Player of the Tournament award.


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