This time it was tough to decide to go for it. As it was a crucial year of 2007 when board exams were nearing. To go for it, will surely make studying for pre board exams very difficult. But took a leap of faith, and like the previous year cleared open trials to get into the training camp. This time members were less and the training period also was reduced. Apart from that everything was same, far flung sports complex, the quiet roads, the big enclosure. On the pretext of a lie, that the training ground is closeby, I was able to get permission from the family to join the camp. Again the wrath of December winter was same as earlier.
The ruthlessess of warming up session didn’t change either. And there were known faces meeting up again from the camp of ’06. The guy from K.V. OFD was not there this time though. The final day arrived, and with it arrived the announcement of my name, selected in the final squad. We didn’t get kit this time on the spot. But I was more than happy. The national championship of ’08 took place in Nagpur. Was a great experience of representing the state. Missed first three exams of pre board though and failed in one miserably.