Moksh Murgai can be considered as the next big name of Indian cricket. The 20-year- the old lad has represented Delhi in nationals in various categories including sub-junior, junior, and senior. He has also played Interzonal (District) and zonal level cricket. Moksh is a state-level athlete and a professional cricketer. He has scored many runs in the local and tournament matches in Delhi and other parts of the country. By showcasing his talent with the bat, Murgai got sponsorship/contract from Sh Sports in 2019-20. He has also represented India in a tournament in Lucknow in 2018-19. He has scored runs whenever he got a chance on a big platform. Adding to his achievements, Moksh was recently appointed as Sports President of Delhi university in 2020. He has scored more than 800 runs along with 20+ wickets in DDCA League 2018-19. Moksh has 50+ half-centuries along with more than 30 centuries with his name in the domestic circuit. Murgai is a right-handed batsman along with quite handy off-spin bowling.
Moksh has completed his schooling from DLDAV model school, Pitampura and now he is an undergraduate student at Delhi University. He started playing when he was only 7 years of age and achieved a lot in his cricketing career. Moksh also added that it took immense dedication, hard work, and strong will power to get successful. He also said that he used to work 4-5 hours a day on the cricket field which includes fitness, net session, etc. Despite having a serious back injury in 2019-20, his dedication never allows him to quit on his dream. He also shared that his parents played a vital role in his cricketing career, his father is always excited about his matches and keeps an eye on all of Moksh’s matches. They have sacrificed a lot. Now during lockdown too, he is working on his fitness and on the basics on the terrace itself. Moksh said that cricket has made him mentally and physically stable.
The soft-spoken Moksh was in an exclusive interview. Here are the excerpts.
Tell us about how you started your cricketing journey?
When I was 6 years old, I saw MS Dhoni hitting huge sixes against Pakistan during the early period of his career. I got inspired and start playing gully cricket all day and night and tried to copy him and after that when I was 7 years old I started playing professionally in the academy.
How did you make a comeback?
I was suffering from a severe back injury last year. But I knew if I gave up then it may be the end of my cricketing career so I kept on working on that particular area, doing Rehab sessions. My coach also played an important role in my comeback.
What gives you strength and inspiration?
My parents are my strength and inspiration. I also want to add my friends, they always show a belief in me and always motivate me to do keep going. I can never compensate for the efforts that my parents made for me. My parents always motivated me to work harder whenever the thing is not in our favor.
What message you would like to convey other players
If you decided to opt cricket as your career, do make sure you do it with all your hard work and dedication. You should also give importance to studies as both go hand to hand. Moreover, I can say, “Do your level best, then God will save the rest”.