Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

Athletes Today

“Being a sports agent, I get a mixed reaction from people when I tell them about my profession. Some are thrilled to hear about it, while others seem to be bothered by the fact that is it well paying, or whether it is a permanent job or not, do I have a plan B up my sleeve should I fail at this, which they seem to believe in very strongly.While I was studying Business Management, I got an opportunity to intern at an event company which allowed me to work with the RCB IPl Team in 2012 as a part of the job. This was a fascinating opportunity for me, and thus I gave it my hundred per cent. I completed my course and worked with KKR later in 2013/14. Through this job, I got to meet a person who was well educated in this field and guided me to pursue a career in sports management with official qualifications and everything. I researched the courses and completed my master's in the same area, which opened the gate of opportunities for me.I noticed that when I started, only the cricketers got all the limelight and focus because the audience only paid attention to one sport. Now the scenario is changing at a slow pace, but it is. Athletes like Mary Kom, Sushila Chanu, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and more are bearing the burden of changing people's perspectives toward sports other than cricket. Working with them has made me realise that the sports industry still has a long way to go before seeing real success.I want to use this platform to send a message to all the parents whose kids want to make a career in sports and to the kids themselves, not to let anything stop them.”

State : Maharashtra

Gender : Male

Sector : Others

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