Reagan Pinto is an All Rounder Cricket Player from Mumbai, who currently plays for Goa State Cricket Team in Ranji Tournament. Reagan was in the Top 10 List of Highest Run Scorers and Wicket Takers in Under-23, which further lead him to Ranji Team. Given the opportunity, Reagan made the most out of it by scoring back to back Centuries against Jharkhand and Hyderabad. Reagan's journey has been easy yet exciting, thanks to Vivek Kolomabkar for his guidance. Reagan has a message for all the young Cricketers out there, read the Interview to know what he has to say.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Reagan Pinto
Date of Birth: 21/09/91
Playing Role: All Rounder
Batting Style: Right hand middle order
Bowling Style: Right arm leg spin
Cricinfo Profile: http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/390619.html
2. At what age did you start playing Cricket and whom did you consider as a role model?
When I was around 11. Shane Warne.
3. Which Club / Team did you play for in the initial years?
Goa juniors / South Zone under 19.
4. Tell us about your experiences as a Cricket Player. Where are you playing Cricket currently?
Currently playing in Goa.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
We've been performing really well as a team in the recent past so we are definitely looking forward to qualifying to the elite group. On a personal front there's always room for improvement in all aspects of the game considering the amount of cricket we play these days physical fitness is very important and certainly being consistent.
6. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be playing a match or participating in a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Was in the top ten higher run scorers and wicket takers list for under 23 before I joined the Ranji team for the remainder of the season.
7. One achievement of yours that you would always cherish?
Scoring back to back hundreds in Ranji trophy against Jharkhand 123 and Hyderabad 153.
8. What were the challenges you faced in the initial years of Playing Cricket? If any, how did you overcome those challenges?
My family has been really supportive of my career choice so I didn't really face any problems coming up. And sponsorships from company's like BAS, SG and at the moment Solostrike really helped.
9. What has Cricket given to you? How do you wish to contribute back to Cricket?
I think cricket as a sport also helps in the all round development of ones character. Teaches you how to be a team man and how to put your needs second to that of others and also helps teaching you how to come back from your struggles.
10. Name a mentor / coach whom you would like to dedicate your success.
There have been many but the one person who's really helped in the recent past is Mr Vivek Kolomabkar.
11. What would be your piece of advice to young Cricketers, taking up Cricket as a Career.
I think it's really important not to get attracted to the glamour and other things that is going around cause everyone starts playing the game for the sheer love of it. And as long as that fire is still burning in you everything else will follow.
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