With Saurabh Netravalkar, Cricket is ‘Born in the U.S.A.’


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Saurabh Netravalkar is the newest cricket sensation from the USA and has a truly remarkable story to share. By day, he’s a software engineer at Oracle, but his talents extend far beyond coding. He is not just a cricket star, but a talented musician and a singer too with a multifaceted life.

Saurabh, 32 years old, played cricket for India in the 2010 U-19 World Cup and even shared the dressing room with players like KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. However, his finest moment came in the T20 World Cup being held in the US when he helped the USA team defeat Pakistan in a thrilling Super Over. His composure under pressure was remarkable while defending 19 runs to secure a memorable win for the US.

Not just a superb cricketer, Saurabh is also adept at playing the Ukulele and is a decent singer. His passion for music complements his sporting achievements.

A practitioner of Yoga, Saurabh has a calm demeanor. Saurabh’s father describes him as always calm, even in high-pressure situations. Yoga has played a role in maintaining his composure. During the crucial Super Over against Pakistan, Saurabh’s focus and pressure-less persona helped the home team taste a near-impossible victory.

Moreover, despite his full-time job at Oracle, Saurabh carries his laptop on tours, ready to work online when needed. His dedication to both coding and cricket is commendable.

Saurabh Netravalkar exemplifies versatility, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence across different domains. His journey from coding to cricket is truly inspiring!

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