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Rags to Riches in cricket

Rags to Riches in cricket

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Ravindra Jadeja, the latest cricketer to join the IPL millions club is a son of a security guard. Dale Steyn could barely afford a pair of shoes when he was called for his first match for South Africa. Kieron Pollard's bank balance maybe swelling but it wasn't always that way. MSN India brings to the rags to riches stories from cricket. It has been a fascinating story for these players, read along and find out more.

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar made headlines when Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him for a whopping 1 million usd in the IPL-5 auctions. While the Karnataka pacer would have been overjoyed with the cash pouring in, his humble beginnings are sure to keep his feet firmly on the ground. Vinay's father was an auto rickshaw driver in Davangere, a city close to Bangalore. Kumar's bowling talent changed his family's destiny.