Odia boy Anshuman Rath, a key member of the Hong Kong national team, played his first match of T20 worldcup yesterday. A wicketkeeper-batsman, Rath is better known as Anshy among his teammates. His parents hail from Satyanagar in Bhubaneswar.
The youngster has been playing cricket since the age of four. He started as a member of the Under-16 squad for Hong Kong at the age of 12 and within two years became the captain in 2012. Anshuman’s parents had shifted to Hong Kong in the late nineties for business purpose. He was born and brought up there. However, the family keeps visiting Odisha frequently and Anshuman not only converses fluently in Odia, but also loves to visit his hometown Bhubaneswar.