Tripura cricket has found its icon in the dynamic all-rounder Manisankar Murasingh, a name synonymous with success and consistency. Acknowledged by former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly and hailed by captain Wriddhiman Saha, Murasingh reflects on his journey and the future of Tripura cricket.
Ganguly’s recent praise of Murasingh during a visit emphasized the player’s significant contributions to Tripura’s victories in first-class cricket. Murasingh, now shortlisted alongside Rajat Dey for the IPL auction, shared his ambitions in an exclusive interview. His dream of donning the Indian cricket team jersey remains steadfast, fueled by optimism and determination.
Participating in trials for Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, Murasingh hopes for a breakthrough in the IPL. He considers acknowledgments from cricket legends like Ganguly as a morale booster, propelling him to excel on the field.
Reflecting on the current state of Tripura Cricket, Murasingh lauded the team’s potential under Wriddhiman Saha’s leadership. Victories against formidable teams like Saurashtra and Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy showcased their capabilities. However, Murasingh expressed concerns about the future, emphasizing the need for talent development in the Under-16 and Under-19 teams.
Addressing challenges faced by players, he highlighted the scarcity of quality stadiums and facilities in Tripura. Murasingh stressed the necessity for improved infrastructure, coaching, and talent development initiatives to elevate cricket standards in the region.
For aspiring cricketers, Murasingh urged a focus on 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 advised.
As Murasingh continues to shape the future of Tripura cricket, his journey serves as inspiration for aspiring players and a call to action for cricket authorities to invest in infrastructure and youth development.