This 4-year-old Wonder Boy selected to play for U-12 cricket team

It is a crime to have small dreams but, it is good to dream big at a young age. It is true to the fact that only very few people discover their purpose in life. One of the rare species is Shayan Jamal. Most four-year-olds play video or PC games, assemble toy bricks, solve 3×3 Rubik’s cube. But, Shayan Jamal entered the record books on getting selected for his school for its U-12 cricket team.

Shayan Jamal who discovered his purpose in life announced his arrival as a cricketer in a sensational fashion. There are emerging talents across all the fields who proved that “Age is just a number” and now Shayan has joined the bandwagon to create a unique identity for himself.

Shyan Jamal (Photo Credits: Sputnik / Sindhu Shingh)

When most of the kids of that age are watching cartoons, Shayan has developed a keen interest in watching a cricket match on the big screen. Shayan’s talent was initially spotted by his father Arshad Jamal when the kid was only two and a half years old. Arshad Jamal himself is a club level cricketer backed his son to take up the game.

According to the potential reports from, the Delhi prodigy is training with cricket coach Uttam Bhattacharya. Uttam told that even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar didn’t get to know cricket by the age of 4. Spotting the kid’s talent, Uttam learnt that Shayan is a ‘precocious talent’.

It was Uttam himself who admitted the wonder boy to his cricket academy and now trains him daily. Uttam further added saying that Shyan not only holds the bat well but also understands the game well. During the net sessions, Shyan has by far been quite superb in his good shot selections. The coach showered praises on the kid for his impeccable ability to strike the balls with relative ease.

According to Uttam, “Shyan is a child prodigy, a wonder boy. He is special because at such a small age he not only bats but bats well with proper cricketing sense. Even the great Sachin Tendulkar, who ruled the cricketing world for nearly two and half decades, did not understand cricket at the age of four.”

However, it will be quite interesting to see how this wonder boy overcomes challenges in his way to touch the pinnacle of success. Shyan still has a lot of catching up to do. By his progress, we can judge that he can represent the Indian cricket team in the times to come. Shayn’s parents also believe the same. Let’s wish him good luck for Shyan’s future endeavours.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.