22 January, 2021

Make An Upar Cut

Sehwag’s school in rural Haryana opens shakily

Sanjay Rawat
Make An Upar Cut

Inside The SISJ

  • Integrated academy for cricket, football, tennis, squash, swimming, horse-riding, volleyball etc
  • AC hostel rooms with attached baths, four children to a room
  • Fee: Rs 1 lakh for day-scholars, Rs 2 lakh for boarders. No fees for poor kids good at sport.
  • Sports mentors like Mahesh Bhupathi, Sushil Kumar, P. Gopichand and Khazan Singh


Cricketer Virender Sehwag’s family would often warn him in his younger days that he would struggle in life because he wasn’t good in studies. Not that the boy was dull, but was merely disinclined towards such sedentary undertakings. “Guess who’s struggling now!” his younger brother, Vinod, chuckles self-deprecatingly. Sehwag, who continued to neglect studies, has returned to it now in the role of an educationist. That’s right, Sehwag has turned educationist, and many competent professionals have joined the Sehwag...



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