There was a time when only players from metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata could find a place in the Indian team. In the new decade came a new tour. Indian cricket runs a talent hunt program. On the basis of the game, players were selected from small towns of the country. The name of Mohammad Kaif comes in the early cricketers of this experiment. But Kaif, who played many memorable innings for India, did not forget his city and its people even today.
Mohammad Kaif, who led India to the 2000 Under-19 World Cup under his leadership, retired in 2018. In his second innings, he can be seen doing cricket commentary. Associated with Star Broadcasters, Kaif hails from Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad). To remember the old days, Kaif reached out to his people and also shared two photos.
‘Same streets, same people, same love’
Kaif wrote with the photo, ‘Same streets, same people, same love. Journey to my old house in Keedganj, Allahabad. This neighborhood made me smarter about cricket, life and relationships. Kaif has represented Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy. Kaif, who made UP the Ranji champions for the first time under his captaincy, played the last first-class match against Chhattisgarh.
Kaif is remembered for Natwest Trophy
People remember Mohammad Kaif for his victory in the final of the NatWest Series against England at the historic ground at Lord’s. In the title match, Mohammad Kaif (87) had a partnership of 121 runs with Yuvraj Singh. When all the stalwarts were out, he took the lead with Yuvi for the sixth wicket and achieved the target of 326 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the first three balls.