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Captain Khadoos -

by Arjun Hemmady Category Fiction Reading level 12+ years Language English
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2025 CE.

Indian cricket is in the doldrums. Cricket is no longer the most popular sport in India. Badminton, wrestling, football and boxing have taken the imagination of the youth of the country after India’s spectacular performance at the 2024 Paris Olympics where she won 15 medals.

Cricketers are no longer the celebrities they had been once. With many crucial foreign tours slated for the coming years, the BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) has a decision to make.

Who will be the Captain of the Indian cricket team?

They turn to Suraj Bhatkal, a man who had been away from the game for nearly two years – due to reasons only he knew of.

Will this man, beleaguered by his own demons, be able to lead the team to glory? Or will the strains of captaincy break him?