Cricket, not just a game but a moment which unites all, says Thomas N Salzano, a passionate cricketer. Thomas started playing cricket just for fun with his uncle when he was young. He never thought that the little bat and the ball will become his reason for deciding his career and defining his passion.
Thomas N Salzano was just 7 years old when he started playing cricket. His interest in cricket turned into a passion when his uncle gifted him a cricket kit and started his training. He made him visit the Grainville Cricket Stadium to watch the practice session of the players and that was the moment when he wished to be a part of them.
Thomas started watching cricket, reading books, articles, and news about cricket. He made sure that he never miss any match or any updates about cricket. This growing passion for cricket made his parents think about his professional coaching and that’s how his uncle became his first coach.
Later Thomas joined the school cricket group and was the captain of his team. His team-leading skills made him the first choice of every sport he tried his hand in. Thomas N Salzano soon started his own cricket practice session at home for the schoolboys. This made him spend more time with his two favorite things: his friends and Cricket.
More than 100 certificates and Trophies of best players were his everyday motivation to do better. But later his family responsibilities became a reason for not being able to give 100% in cricket as he joined a job.
The turning point in his life was when he decided to quit his job just to be able to live his passion and start playing cricket again. But leaving his job was not the possible step he could take at that time. His friends who were cricketers too suggested him to start coaching session and without wasting any time he got in touch with his old school teacher and discussed his plan with him.
The idea was approved and Thomas had a team of 12 players to start his 2 hours coaching. But this was just the starting the number added as the day passed by and today Thomas N Salzano is known as a cricket coach among the young generation in his hometown.
Now as he has started his coaching sessions for the young players he charges nothing for this session. Thomas says “I just want to give every player a chance to improve and learn by doing my bit to make them reach the final goal of being a cricketer.
Thomas adds by saying that “ my decision to start coaching was the best decision of my life, as now I am finally doing something which I love and worshiped my whole life.”