For a nation that eats, sleeps and breathes cricket, stories of cricket players going from rags to riches are aplenty. Yet in every story there lies a unique lesson, a distinct learning that we can all take and apply to our own lives to excel.


One recent story is of the left arm pacer who is setting the pitch on fire with his blazing speed. Hailing from a small town in Rajasthan, this son of a compounder is compounding the Indian bowling attack with his unique left arm pace combination.


Khaleel Ahmed reveals his secret ingredients for success are hard work, honesty and passion for cricket. As students pursuing distance MBA, the takeaway is to have the passion and zeal in work through the action plan. There’s so much more to learn from Khaleel. Here’s a look:


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Source: Indian Express


Lessons from Khaleel Ahmed’s success story


Be persistent


Syed Khaleel Ahmed had been on the selector’s radar for many years, inching closer towards his dream of playing in the Indian squad. He was in the U-19 team for World Cup final in 2016 after playing for 2 years in IPL for Delhi Daredevils. Khaleel’s persistence paid off as he was bagged by Sunrises Hyderabad for Rs 3 Crores on the very first day of IPL auctions.


For distance students doing MBA in finance etc., it’s important to think big even if you start small. Having an ambitious vision and working towards it consistently is a sure-shot way to achieve success.


Be unique


Khaleel recalls he learnt fast bowling on a cement turf playing with a tennis ball. Although there are many pace bowlers in the squad like Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar and Kuldeep Yadav etc. Khaleel confidently brings in a distinct strength to Indian team by being a left hander pacer.


Students pursuing distance courses should also assess their strengths and turn them into a distinct skill-set. If you are good in a particular subject, you should try and excel in it and even build a career around it.


Be down to earth


Khaleel’s rocketing success hasn’t put him over the moon when it comes to being humble and down to earth. Khaleel trained under two of the best Indian players, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan. From learning technical aspects to mastering the mindset for pushing his limits, the young bowler acknowledges the role of his mentors in helping him get better. Khaleel in his every interview till date has not missed the opportunity to thank his mentors and show his gratitude.


When it comes to having mentors, there are certain aspects of classroom coaching that cannot be fulfilled by distance education. Students pursuing distance education courses must incorporate innovative strategies to enhance their learning capabilities by finding role models and drawing inspiration from them.


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Source: Wiki Biography


22 yard to glory


Zaheer Khan said in an interview that Khaleel is the missing ingredient to make India a match-winning team provided he keeps working hard on his game. After all, to you need to keep putting in efforts to sustain success and that’s the mantra of success for every distance education student too.



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