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Heart Set On Cricket To Study For Free, Interesting is The Story Of This Player Becoming A Cricketer

Sangeeta Viswas
2 weeks ago

IPL 2024: Heart Set On Cricket To Study For Free, Interesting is The Story Of This Player Becoming A Cricketer. South African fast bowler Nandre Berger had never even dreamed of playing professional cricket. He chose cricket for free studies.

South Africa’s Main Bowler Playing in All Three Formats is:-

He got admission in the University of Witwatersrand through cricket trials in 2014 and got a full scholarship. Since then he did not look back.

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28-year-old fast bowler Burger is the main bowler of South Africa playing in all three formats today. He made his debut in the national team in December last year.

Left-arm fast bowler Burger is currently playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Rajasthan had bought Burger for Rs 50 lakh in an IPL auction in 2024.

Wits Were Giving Scholarships To Students Who Play-Cricket.

Nandre Burger also played for Johannesburg Super Kings in the SA20 last month. Speaking to the website ESPN Cricinfo, Nandre Berger said, ‘Sounds funny, doesn’t it? Wits was giving scholarships to students who play cricket.

I did not want to become a cricketer but there was no harm in trying my hand for free education. Cricket was a backup for my studies.’ Andre Berger’s university coach Neil Levenson saw a capable fast bowler in him.

Due To A Back Injury, He Turned To Cricket:-

Nandre Berger said, ‘At first I laughed that I bowl at a speed of 125 km per hour. I can’t put from 145km. I still agreed to him and then I started enjoying. Nandre Burger made his IPL debut this season against Lucknow Super Giants.

At the age of 15, Burger was among the top players in his age group in the regional tennis championship. At the age of 17, he participated in the South Africa National Squash Championship. But due to back injury he turned to cricket.

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Nandre Berger has played 2 Test, 3 ODI and 1 T20 International matches for South Africa. He has taken 11 wickets in Tests while 5 wickets in ODIs. Burger has 1 wicket in his name in T20. Burger has taken 138 wickets in 43 first-class matches.

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