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Wanted to study when I was young to lift my family out of poverty: Rovman Powell

New Delhi. All-rounder Rovman Powell, representing Delhi Capitals in the 15th season of IPL (IPL-2022), has talked about his journey to reach here. Powell told how a boy from a poor family started playing cricket for the West Indies. After this he also got a chance in IPL. He also said that he wanted to study to bring his family out of poverty. Powell said that if he had not been a cricketer, he would have been a soldier and would have been contributing to the defense of the country.

Rovman Powell is an important member of the Delhi Capitals team. He has emerged as the team’s lower-order power-hitter in IPL 2022. He has played some great knocks in the tournament so far and the team has depended on him during tense situations. In a recent episode of the Delhi Capitals podcast, Powell shared an emotional story about his family and family background.

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Powell said, ‘I come from a small village (in Jamaica). Agriculture is the main source of income for most of the families in the village. Although my dream was different from my childhood days. I wanted to bring my family out of poverty through cricket and studies.

He further said, ‘Cricket is going well, thank you for the grace of God. Before becoming a professional cricketer, I was about to become a soldier. Had cricket not been made, I would have been a soldier. He also talked about the atmosphere of the Delhi franchise and his good relationship with fellow players.

He said, ‘Being the Caribbean, it was very important for me to come here and feel at home. Delhi Capitals have accepted me as a part of their family and I feel at home here. Powell also praised the team’s captain Rishabh Pant.

Tags: cricket news, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2022, Rovman Powell, West Indies Cricketer

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