Ekalavya awardee speaks the truth about basketball

Kruthika Lakshman has been playing Basketball since 2003, the recent Ekalavya award, is quite the morale booster for her. Here she shares her experiences and talks about what can be improved to produce better quality players.
23-year-old Basketball player, Kruthika Lakshman, bagged the Eklavya Awards for the year 2011-12. She is originally from Mysore but has been in Bangalore for the last 10 years. She was admitted to Sports School, Vidya Nagar,Yelahanka in 2003 and that’s where her career started.

Interestingly, she chose volleyball game at the sports school, but was pulled into basketball team because of her height. Since then there has been no looking back. In the six months, after she joined the Sports school, she started playing at the state level and finally in December 2006 she represented India.

She says it was her…

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