Rajniesh Duggall is the captain of Goa Killer in this year’s edition of Box Cricket League (BCL). He said that he wanted to be a part of the tournament last year too, but couldn’t because of work commitments. The actor is looking forward to this season.
“BCL has a very interesting format of cricket played with a soft ball. The very idea intrigued me. I was about to play it last year, but was tied up with Aarambh. Now that we will finish playing all the matches within a span of 10 days, it has become easier to take out time,”
he says, adding,
“The owners of Goa Killer – Manik Soni and Alan Kapoor – are very professional and good friends of mine. We’ll try and put up a great show for the audience.”
Talking about the challenges with playing with a different ball, Rajniesh says,
“Playing with the softy ball is very tricky, yet a lot of fun. It takes a few days just to get used to the ball. I feel control and practice is key. We are ‘In It To Win It!’.”
Rajniesh is focussed on being a good captain to his team.
“The team is pretty balanced but we are still short of a couple of all-rounders. As a captain, it’s also my responsibility to lead the way and I plan on doing just that.”
Along with practice, Rajniesh has also been following a strict diet and exercise regime.
“I indulge in sports and functional training and eat a lot of fruits, salads and fistful of nuts daily. I sometimes also indulge in full fat parathas that add on to my energy levels. I also do suryanamaskars everyday.”
“I’m a gully cricket boy and have grown up playing cricket and football in my backyard, fields, grounds, stadiums…everywhere. In fact, we have played cricket even in our school auditorium.”