Sambhaji Kadam is a member of the senior’s men’s national basketball team. A prominent member of the side for the last decade, he has been sidelined due to injury for over a year now. He made a ferocious comeback earlier this year, only to lose out again on a spot in the Indian team roster for the FIBA men’s Asian Basketball Championship currently underway in Wuhan, China. My first glimpse of him was during the finals of the national championships in Delhi, where he was a starting guard for the Services team which played against the Railways. The first quarter was a highlight reel for the point guard, with no look over the shoulder passes, crossovers and sublime 3s. That one particular no look pass cutting to the freethrow line and dishing it over the shoulder to his post teammate is etched in my memory, ala Penny Hardaway.
Now, as a new generation of Indian basketball prospects takes centre stage, Sambhaji reminds us that he is not done by any stretch of imagination, and will make a strong comeback to the Indian side. Here’s what he had to say:
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