On Wednesday, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took the oath of office as Bihar’s deputy chief minister. Tejashwi Yadav played cricket before he rose to prominence as a politician. Tejashwi, the son of RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, spent a brief period of his youth playing cricket, hence politics was never his first choice of career.
Tejashwi Yadav played for the Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2012, although he was never selected for the team’s starting XI. The Delhi Daredevils selected Tejashwi for the 2008 Indian Premier League (IPL). Between 2008 and 2012, he remained on the team’s reserve bench. Later in 2012, he chose to give up cricket and concentrate on politics.
Tejashwi was given the chance to play for Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy Plate League match against Vidarbha at Ranchi in 2009. But in his first innings, he was only able to record one run.
Tejashwi was also chosen for the U-19 Indian cricket team, which won the world cup, as a standby player. When Virat Kohli was playing, he advanced to Delhi’s under-17 and then under-19 cricket squads.