Hi, it's me Shiv 

I started writing at the age of 16. I wrote my first article on cricket in a rough notebook, it was a two-and-a-half-page article on day-night Test Cricket. Post that, I made my own blog which was aimed at my cricket opinions and analysis. I was fortunate to get opportunities to write for various websites and publications.

Almost five years later, I have written over 300 articles for several websites, the articles have garnered more than 4.5 million views. Apart from that, I have conducted more than 75 exclusive interviews with sportspersons who belong to twelve different countries. I have had the privilege of interviewing Olympic medalists such as Bajrang Punia, Thomas Briels, Victor Wegnez, and Viktor Axelsen.

In January 2021, I started Square The One Private Limited - A Sports and Talent Management Company that represents cricketers and sportspersons. The company is dedicated and provides the sportspersons with the best off-field opportunities.

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A couple of weeks back, I had the privilege of holding this book for the first time, five years ago, I had written my first article. During PTMs in school, teachers would often tell my parents "This boy doesn't speak in class, doesn't interact at all". In 2016, I wrote my first article, in a notebook (quite literally), it was a three-page article about Test Cricket, back then, someone said to me "Ye likha toh hai par isse kya hoga", soon enough, I was writing for different websites. 

The response to those articles provided me with confidence, something that I was in quest for. Cricket and writing helped me express myself, the camera, later, became a friend (although I'm still conscious whenever I'm doing videos). 

Earlier today, somebody asked me, "A book on U-19 cricket, why this subject"? It's a question that I've been asked on numerous occasions. I've always wondered, in a country of 1.3 billion, how many children are aspiring cricketers? I was one, at some point. Perhaps, all my friends were too. 

Some know the path they embark on, some don't, some know what to do next, some don't, some say goodbye to the sport, some don't, there is no definite roadmap for this incredible sport, the only inevitable thing is that the journey is filled with struggle with the destination being unknown, the Indian jersey is the landmark everyone aims for, age-group cricket is the stepping stone and in my opinion, budding cricketers should know how to live this journey. 

When I and Aakanksh were writing this book, we weren't thinking about the number of copies that we've to sell, we were only thinking about the number of budding and aspiring cricketers that can benefit from this. 

I don't care about the number of copies we sell, but I'd be glad as long as it helps aspiring cricketers. 

Alexa, play mysterious BGM. ❤️✨
You can grab your copies now, the book is finally out on Amazon! 

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India's journey at the age-group level has been fascinating, over the years, the nation of 1.3 billion has produced some legends of the game who have risen through the ranks. 

Revealing the Title and Cover of our book Making of The Champions: The India U19 Story, the story of every Indian boy who harbours the dream of representing his country. 

Releasing July.

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During the lockdown and the subsequent dilemma over domestic cricket in India, I could sense the stress that domestic cricketers had due to the uncertainty around this year's domestic season. There was a mental block, and definitely a financial crunch. 

At the time, I thought to myself, what can we do for these domestic cricketers and athletes who the general public doesn't really recognise. 

I had always thought of starting a Sports and Talent Management company, it had been in the pipeline, but I thought it's something I'll do at 25. Lack of cricket provided me with the opportunity to think towards this and a couple of months later, here we are. 

Presenting *Square The One Private Limited*, a company that works to provide these sportspersons and athletes with the recognition that they deserve. 

The company was incorporated yesterday and we've signed a few cricketers post that. 

Good opportunity to announce this today, my father's 50th birthday. 🙂
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