Slam dunks and home runs in India

Kunal Singh, 14, picks up a baseball bat for the first time and heads over to the home plate. His team needs four runs to win and there is only one batter left after him. He reaches the home plate and takes his stance, pointing the bat downwards and placing it near his feet.

“Hey, this is not cricket,” says coach Avinash Kadam, as he runs over to Singh and corrects his stance, pulling the teenager’s hands up to the level of his eyes with the bat behind his head. “There, now swing with all your might.”

Read the rest of the story here in Mint Lounge.

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About Jaideep Vaidya

I am a freelance journalist based in Mumbai, India. I focus on the business of sport. I have written for publications such as Forbes India, Mint Lounge, Scroll.in, Quartz, Firstpost, Bleacher Report and The Guardian. I have eight years of experience in sports writing, reporting, sub-editing, social media management, news curation and production (print and online). You can get in touch with me at jaideep.s.vaidya@gmail.com.