Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner wanted to become a genetic engineer before being persuaded to pursue cricket.
On the back of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opening round victory over Mumbai Indians in the 2013 IPL, bowler Murali Kartik says he nearly didn’t play cricket.
Kartik took the prized scalp of Mumbai captain Ricky Ponting in RCB’s tense two run victory over their opponents on match day two of the IPL.
Yet the spin bowler has announced that he wanted to be a genetic engineer before being persuaded by his father to choose cricket.
As a member of one of the most promising side’s in this season’s IPL Kartik might be pleased he was convinced cricket was the path to take.