In the realm of Tripura cricket, the vibrant all-rounder Manisankar Murasingh emerges as a beacon of success and consistency, a name now synonymous with triumph. Recently lauded by former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly and endorsed by current skipper Wriddhiman Saha, Murasingh reflects on his journey and the prospective future of cricket in Tripura.
Ganguly, during a recent visit, underscored Murasingh’s pivotal role in securing victories for Tripura in first-class cricket. Acknowledging the praise from cricketing legend Ganguly and shortlisted alongside Rajat Dey for the upcoming IPL auction, Murasingh shares his aspirations in an exclusive interview. Undeterred and fueled by optimism, his dream of donning the Indian cricket team jersey remains resolute.
Having participated in trials for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, Murasingh anticipates a breakthrough in the upcoming IPL. He sees endorsements from cricket stalwarts as a morale booster, propelling him to strive for excellence on the field.
While recognizing the current prowess of Tripura Cricket under Wriddhiman Saha’s leadership, Murasingh also raises concerns about the future. Victories against formidable teams like Saurashtra and Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy showcased the team’s potential. However, Murasingh emphasizes the imperative need for talent development in the Under-16 and Under-19 teams.
Addressing challenges faced by players, he points to the scarcity of quality stadiums and facilities in Tripura. He emphasizes the necessity for improved infrastructure, coaching, and talent development initiatives to elevate cricket standards in the region.
For aspiring cricketers looking up to Murasingh’s journey, he advocates learning from experienced mentors and coaches. “Both technique and raw talent are crucial in cricket. There is no room for complacency. Regardless of the outcome, give your hundred percent in the game,” he advises.
As Murasingh continues to shape the future of Tripura cricket, his journey serves as inspiration for aspiring players and a clarion call for cricket authorities to invest in infrastructure and youth development, ensuring a robust future for the sport in the region.