“BCS taught me how to be mentally strong and physically fit which plays an important role in cricketing life too.”
The Old Cottonians held their annual lunch at Delhi Golf Club recently and this year our young cricket star Mayank Dagar was able to be there – here he remembers his BCS school days and where it all started.
Old Cottonian Batch of 2013, Ibbetson House. Mayank Jitender Dagar is an Indian cricketer, who is a right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. 2018 (Punjab Kings), 2015 (Himachal Pradesh)
“Well, when I talk about my journey it all started when I joined Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in 7th standard. It was a challenge for me because the cricket season was only on for the first 3 months of the school year. I got into the school team that same year and winning games for my school was best feeling. The inter school Goldstein cricket tournament was what I was pumped up for to win for my school. I still remember when I got selected for Shimla District and it wouldn’t have been possible if I wasn’t in BCS and that’s where they saw my talent. I went on to play for State team and was performing well and broke into Under 19 World Cup team followed by IPL and Ranji Trophy. Things get a bit easier when you have support from school management and everyone around you. I was really lucky to be there and spend the best moments of my life in school. BCS taught me how to be mentally strong and physically fit which plays an important role in cricketing life too. Best wishes to the school cricket team” Mayank Dagar