Tanveer Sangha-Making a mark in Australian cricket
Posted on October 31, 2020
Making it to the top in the competitive world of sport is no doubt difficult and to do this as an immigrant in another country is no doubt remarkable. We are talking here about Tanveer Sangha who is a young Australian cricketer of Indian origin. Owing to his bowling skills in cricket, Sangha was selected to be part of the under-19 Australia cricket team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup held in South Africa.
Tanveer is acknowledged as a strong spin bowler who is an asset to Australian cricket. His father Joga Singh feels that Tanveer is perhaps the “youngest player in the Big Bash League (BBL)”.
Tanveer was born to migrant parents who came from India to Australia in 1997, he was included in Australia’s under-19 squad ever since he turned 16. He lives in Sydney and is also part of the Sydney Thunder team.
Having finished his grade 12, Tanveer is now focusing all his energies on the game. With his performance, Tanveer Sangha has become one of the team’s most important players, with hos spin bowling skills. In the tournament, he was one of the tournament’s highest wicket-takers.
Sangha’s father Joga Singh, is a taxi driver in Sydney, while his mother Upjeet works as an accountant. Tanveer credits his parents for encouraging him to do what he liked, which was to play cricket. “My dad was a really sporty person, so he trained with me at a young age. Best mate I could’ve asked for. Even my mother wasn’t too harsh on me. They didn’t put a lot of pressure on me to study, so I could enjoy what I was doing,” he says.
He advises parents not to put pressure on their children and encourage them to pursue sport if they are interested in it. He feels this will help them to succeed just like how he is making a mark in Australian cricket.