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‘Got very supportive bosses’ – Saurabh Netravalkar explains how he maintains work-cricket balance

‘Got very supportive bosses' - Saurabh Netravalkar explains how he maintains work-cricket balance

Saurabh Netravalkar ( Source : Getty Images )

Saurabh Netravalkar’s Super Over against Pakistan has taken the cricketing world by storm. He restricted the Babar Azam-led side to 13 runs as USA scripted a historic win at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. After his heroics, it has come into the spotlight that Netravalkar also maintains an important post at Oracle.

Speaking about maintaining office work and cricket simultaneously, Netravalkar mentioned that he has very supportive bosses and they allow him to work remotely on match days. The pacer added that he is excused from work but attends scheduled projects whenever required. The 32-year-old also remarked that he doesn’t feel any pressure as he enjoys both coding and playing cricket.

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“I have never felt the pressure. When you love something, it is never a job for you. So when I am out there on the field, I love bowling and trying to out-think a batter. When I am coding, I love doing that and hence it never feels like work,” Netravalkar was quoted as saying by India Today.

“The best part is that I have got very supportive bosses at Oracle and I am allowed to work remotely when I am on tour, playing for the United States. So on match days, I am excused from work but then there are scheduled project meetings which warrants my presence and then I work my practice schedule accordingly. I would also thank US Cricket board as they also are flexible if I have meetings lined up,” he added.

I have often logged in for a meeting at the lunch break during matches: Netravalkar

Netravalkar revealed that there have been days when he logged in for a meeting during lunch breaks of a club match. He also shared his job details and mentioned that everyone in the office knows that he plays cricket and also supports him.

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“I can tell you that when I play local matches or club games in the United States, I have often logged in for a meeting at the lunch break and people have been very accommodating. At Oracle, they all know by now I play cricket and everyone is happy to support. I work in team Oracle text and I am primarily a coder, who works on SQL and C (programming languages),” Netravalkar said.

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