Prithvijit Roy - Traveller
Prithvijit currently works as a consultant, writes about cricket in his spare time and dreams of travelling the world.
Date of Birth: 14th August 1986
Most memorable cricket moment: Watching Sachin Tendulkar break Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Centuries live in first person at the Kotla Ferozeshah Ground
Sporting claim to fame: Original inventor of the scoop shot and the upper cut behind the wicket keeper’s head in the bylanes of Kailash Colony (His residential colony in South Delhi), much before Douglas Marillier, Tilakratne Dilshan, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar plagiarised him.
Interests outside of cricket: Travelling, Reading Indian Mythology, Reading Mystery Books, Writing on life.
Ambitions in Life
- Watch an international cricket match (test match + ODI +T20) in each and every stadium of the world. Wikipedia states that there are 192 ODI Venues and 107 Test Venues all over the world. So far only Kotla Ferozeshah (Delhi), Wankhade (Mumbai) and Eden Gardens (Kolkata) has been blessed by his presence
- Visit each and every city and town of India. Google says there are 1609 cities and towns and 29 states in India) So far Prithvijit has visited 79 cities and 17 states in India
- Visit each and every country of the world. Google says there are 196 countries in the world. So far Prithvijit has visited only 2
Prithvijit currently works as a consultant in a reputed market and consulting firm based out of Delhi.
His work requires him to travel the length and breadth of the country. Prithvijit has grown up watching Tendulkar, Sehwag, Ponting and Lara scare the daylights out of bowlers.
He believes that not only does he possesses the mental acumen of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, but also has the rash streak of Virender Sehwag when it comes to taking decisions in life.
He looks up to Harsha Bhogle for inspiration when it comes to interacting with people. Prithvijit hopes that one day in 2015 he will be sitting in the commentary box of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG); winning the hearts of audiences worldwide, by sharing his opinions and thoughts with his inspiration (Harsha Bhogle) while MS Dhoni lifts the World Cup.
The road is a long and adventurous one, and by being part of the Cricket World family, he believes the he has already embarked on his journey.