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Mylapore resident M. Krishna has taken net practice to a different level — to be precise, the terrace of his house

There are all the trappings of cricket coaching. There are nets, floodlights and Astroturf. The facility however departs from the norm in one thing: It is located on the terrace of a two-storey house.

Krishna, a resident of Kesava Perumal South Street, Mylapore and a cricket coach, runs a centre for aspiring cricketers, under the age of 14, on the terrace of his house.

As the children that are being coached come from the neighbourhood and surrounding areas, this arrangement spares them the trouble of having to travel a long distance every day, for practice. Krishna set up this facility over three months ago.

“At the facility, the trainees are taught batting and bowling techniques. I concentrate more on batting,” he says.

A leg spinner, Krishna has played at the inter-collegiate level and also league cricket, where he has been with Mylapore Recreation Club ‘B’.

After graduating from St. Patrick’s College of Arts and Science, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Krishna went to Singapore, where he studied Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Covenant University.

After completing his higher education, Krishna returned to India and joined his alma mater as assistant coach. And then, he joined Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Royapettah, as cricket coach.

“I train boys under-14 in all departments of the game. I want my boys to play for the State in Ranji Trophy and for India. Today, the game has become more competitive and it is a good sign that many boys are taking it up,” he says.

Krishna can be contacted at 98410 47066.

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