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Anurag Thakur: When Union Minister Anurag Thakur started playing cricket with street corners, he remembered the old days

New Delhi: Union Minister Anurag Thakur has a lot of love for sports. That is why they have the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Government of India. In such a situation, whenever he gets a chance, he does not miss to try his hand in the game. The same was seen when he was on a tour of Mumbai. There he tried his hand at cricket with the local children of Chembur and reminisced about his old days. Pictures of Anurag Thakur playing cricket are becoming quite viral on social media. Anurag Thakur has also held an administrative position in the Indian Cricket Board before being a minister in the Government of India.

This is the reason why he has a lot of association with this game. Not only for cricket but also for other sports, Anurag Thakur is doing phenomenal work in the country, which has given a great platform to young talents to show their skills. Anurag Thakur has inspired youth to join sports in the country through campaigns like Khelo India, Khel Talent Search Scheme and Fit India.

Have captained Himachal in Ranji

Apart from being a politician, Anurag Thakur has also been a cricketer. He has also taken the field in a first class match for Himachal Pradesh. In the year 2000-01, he played his only first class match against Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, he was also the captain of the team in this match.

Surprisingly, when Anurag came on the field to play his first first class match for Himachal. During that time he was also the President of Himachal Cricket. He has been the only player to do so, who has also played a match for his team while being the chairman of the state cricket board.

Have played important responsibility in BCCI

Apart from the post of president in Himachal Cricket, he has also held the post of head of the Indian Cricket Board. Anurag Thakur became the President of BCCI in the year 2015 and stepped down in 2017 after the Lodha Committee report. However, since then his role in Himachal Pradesh cricket has been continuously active and he is working continuously to promote sports in the state.

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