Home > News >

England cricketers “humbled” by visit to the home for underprivileged in Kolkata

England cricketers

Spinner Monty Panesar who mesmerised the Indian batsman in the Mumbai test described the experience as “humbling” while for Anderson it was “amazing” © PTI

Kolkata: Dec 1, 2012
 
The England cricket team Saturday visited a home for underprivileged children in the city and spent time playing various sports, including cricket.
 
The English team members including captain Alistair Cook, wicketkeeper Matt Prior, star batsman Kevin Pietersen, bowlers Tim Bresnan and Jimmy Anderson spent around three hours at the Future Hope Foundation – a home for under privileged children in south Kolkata.
 
“What a humbling experience at the Future Hope School in Kolkata. Amazing kids and amazing place giving underprivileged kids a chance!” tweeted Prior after the team left the home for their hotel.
 
The players chatted with the children and played hockey, chess, rugby as well as cricket.
 
While Prior was seen trying out his hands at chess, Anderson played hockey while Pietersen gave out valuable batting tips to the budding cricketers.
 
“Lovely visit to the future hope school today! Met this little fella and he whipped my bu** at chess!!” tweeted Jonathan Bairstow.
 
Prior too had a similar fate: “I beat the 9 yr old challenger easily but when the U10 turned up it was a different story,” he tweeted.
 
Spinner Monty Panesar who mesmerised the Indian batsman in the Mumbai test described the experience as “humbling” while for Anderson it was “amazing”.
 
“We played hockey, and cricket with the players. They were very good and gave us valuable sporting tips,” said a child who confessed being in a dilemma about supporting India or England in the Test match beginning Dec 5 at the Eden Gardens.
 
Batsmen Eoin Morgan and Jonathan Trott spent some time flexing their muscles at the gymnasium.

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

KKR vs Dolphins, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

Jasprit Bumrah: Sachin Tendulkar giving me my debut cap was my most memorable moment with Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar fans turn Durga Puja pandal into cricket stadium

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab KKR vs Dolphins Kolkata Knight Riders

Afghanistan invites top cricketing nations to play cricket at their backyard

High Court forms selection committees for Rajasthan cricketers

Rohit Sharma ruled out of India-West Indies ODI series

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin

CLT20 2014: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will look to maintain consistency against Chennai Super Kings says George Bailey

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi’s cricket connections and an XI

Jayasinghrao “Mamasaheb” Ghorpade: Royal connections, loyal to Baroda

Hedley Verity’s ‘lucky escape’ during the Bodyline series

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: KXIP likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Leaked: Mrunal Jain goes semi nude – view pic!

6 changes that take place in your breasts during pregnancy

Why a steady heartbeat is bad for you

Ontario Reports Lower Budget Deficit

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch in India on October 10

Research Breakthrough Offers Huge Benefits To Diabetics

Alia Bhatt goofs-up again, unaware of Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan’s resignation!

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available, here’s how to download it

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here