Rovman Powell of the Delhi Capitals (DC) has shown glimpses of his ability to knock the ball long in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With his cameos in the 15th season, the hard-hitting middle-order batsman, who was bought by DC for Rs 2.8 crore at the IPL mega auction, has captivated cricket fans.
Powell described his upbringing in a family where farming is the primary source of income. He stated that he would have been a soldier had cricket not worked out for him.
Rovman Powell reveals what he would’ve become if not a cricketer
Rovman Powell, the all-rounder for the Delhi Capitals, has opened up about his journey and how he came to play cricket after coming from a poor background. Powell disclosed his boyhood aim of lifting his family out of poverty and stated that if cricket had not worked out for him, he would have become a soldier.
Powell has been a key player for the Capitals’ team and has established himself as the team’s lower-order power batter in the IPL 2022. He’s had some fantastic performances thus far in the tournament, and the team has relied on him at crucial moments.
Powell told an emotional story about his background on a recent episode of the Delhi Capitals’ podcast.
“I come from a small village (in Jamaica) where farming is the primary income for the majority of the families. But from my childhood days, I had a dream that I will take my family out of poverty through cricket and education,” Rovman Powell said.
“Cricket has been going well, thanks to the grace of God. Before I became a professional cricketer, I was going to become a soldier. If cricket didn’t work out then I would have been a soldier,” he added.
Powell also mentioned Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant, saying that he is someone who everyone in the West Indies admires.
“Rishabh Pant is someone we look up to in the Caribbean because he’s a good player. Whenever we play against him (in international cricket), we have meetings about how to curtail his cricketing prowess and how to keep him quiet. And after I was acquired by Delhi Capitals, Rishabh told me that he is excited to have me as a part of the team and will give me a role that I would like. And he has stuck to his word,” Powell said.