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Once a homeless street vendor, 18-year-old cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal now signed in a $327 deal

A typical young adult, donned in a pink and purple club jersey, with long limbs and a sprouting mustache, Yashasvi Jaiswal quickly runs his fingers through his hair. The words of wisdom that follow belie his 18 years.

The teenager has experienced more of life's ups and downs than many young men his age. His is certainly a rags to riches story fit for the silver screen.


Having left home aged eight to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional cricket player in Mumbai, Jaiswal slept in a tent on cricket a ground while sustaining himself as a street vendor before his talent was finally spotted. Now, the teenager has secured a deal worth more than $300,000 with Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Rajasthan Royals.


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