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| On Nov 9, 2021 1:20 PM IST

Tarak Sinha Coach, Cricket Academy, Indian Cricketers as Students


The coaches play a pivotal role in shaping up the players to perform well at the national level, which transforms them to adapt quite quickly in the international circuit. The batting maestros, Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar have often credited their coaches to come out of their bad form and take their career to new heights.

One of the such legendary coaches in Indian Cricket has been the late Tarak Sinha, who coached players, in which dozen of them went on to play for India, and more than 100 featured in first class matches for the state team.

Age 70 Years
Birthplace Delhi
Awards Dronacharya Award 2018, ESPNcricinfo’s Contribution to Cricket award, 2013
Death 6 November, 2021

Tarak Sinha Coach

The legendary personality Tarak Sinha served cricket fraternity over 4 decades. He started his career out in 1969, and went on to be the one of the greatest coaches of Indian Cricket. His first major success came when the Delhi Team won the Ranji Trophy 1985/86 season. In 2001/02, Tarak coached the Indian women team to success by winning the first overseas test series in South Africa and helped to dominate England team 4-0 at home soil.

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Under his helm, the Rajasthan team clinched their first ever Ranji title in 2010/11. In 2018, Tarak Sinha was awarded Dronacharya Award for his service to Indian Cricket over the years. Tarak Sinha died on 6 November 2021 due to lung cancer.

Tarak Sinha Cricket Academy

He started Sonnet Cricket Club in 1969 after he was denied selection in CK Nayudu Trophy. Initially, the club sessions were held at Birla School Ground with 20 odd players and basic facilities. Then after some successes received by the Club in various tournaments, they got the affiliation from the Delhi & District Cricket Association. The academy got better facilities with the epicenter shifting to Rajdhani College. Sinha also promoted students to study and paid their school fees as well. He left the legacy such that the neigbouring states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan still have few players of coming out of Sonnet Cricket Club.

Tarak Sinha Students

Here are the list of Tarak Sinha’s Students who went to play for Indian team:

Surinder Khanna
Randhir Singh
Manoj Prabhakar
Raman Lamba
Ajay Sharma
Sanjeev Sharma
Atul Wassan
Anjum Chopra
Ashish Nehra
Aakash Chopra
Shikhar Dhawan
Rishabh Pant

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Among these players, the players Manoj Prabhakar, Anjum Chopra, Ashish Nehra, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rishabh Pant were the gifts to the Indian team by Tarak Sinha due to their gifted talent and perseverance. Quite notably, Tarak revived the career of youngster Deepak Chahar by trusting his abilities by his performances in U-19 camps way back in 2010, and the result has been fantastic.

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