In their late 30s and, for the fortunate, their early 40s, Acricketer’s life takes a new direction. In our most recent feature series, DNA has been exploring cricket legends who, after finishing their playing careers, were put in odd occupations. Cricket players like India’s Jatin Paranjpe and Joginder Sharma, Sri Lanka’s Suraj Randiv, and Zimbabwe’s Henry Olonga have had their life illuminated by us. We’ll talk about Amay Khurasiya today, a player who has the unusual distinction of simultaneously holding a government position.

The cricket player, who was born in 1972, had shared a star-studded batting order with players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, and Ajay Jadeja. The cricketer from Madhya Pradesh was a teenage prodigy who made his first-class debut at the age of 17. The fashionable left-handed middle-order batsman earned his India debut against Sri Lanka in the Pepsi Cup in 1999.

On the cricket ground, Khurasiya is well known for his spectacular 57 run-knock in just 45 balls with a scorching strike rate for the era. However, his time at the top of his game was brief. Only 12 ODIs were played by Khurasiya for the Men in Blue. In 2001 against Sri Lanka, he played his final game for India and totaled 149 runs. Khurasiya was a heavyweight in first-class cricket who scored over 7,000 runs in 1999 games.

Amay Khurasiya stands out due to the fact that he passed the esteemed UPSC IAS test even before making his international debut for India. Despite having a future as a state worker, Khurasiya followed his love. According to reports, Khurasiya works as an inspector with the Indian Customs and Central Excise Department. Khurasiya develops emerging talent for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the international scene in addition to his administrative responsibilities. Like Virat Kohli’s RCB colleague Rajat Patidar and LSG and India star Avesh Khan, he has mentored and coached them.

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