Born in UAE as the second son of Dilip and Himali Vesawkar, Sarad spent childhood days in a happy family. His father was an engineer in a chemical company and he was admitted to Emirates English Speaking School for elementary education, where he studied upto standard three. At school, he wasn't a brilliant student with Arabic, a compulsory subject, toiling him more than anything else.

Sarad started playing cricket in a corridor with his brother Mahendra without much interest. He used to participate in athletics events while in school. "Once, I hurt my knees a day before the athletic event which was a selection for school representative in inter-school competition," he remembers. "I ran despite the pain and won it. I still have the trophy."

In 1995, his father retired and as his mother wished, the family returned Nepal. After coming to Nepal, a country where cricket was still infant, he knew how much he loved cricket as he started missing playing it. He studied a year at the Modern Indian School and then admitted in Himalayan Vidhya Mandir in 1996.

His love for cricket forced him to find a playing area - a long field a few blocks away from his home. "There were houses on both sides," he says. "So we were forced to play straight shots so to avoid breaking windows." That somehow helped him becoming a batsman.

When he was in standard seven, Everest Cricket Coaching Academy was established in Ratopul - near from his home. He was one of 100 first batch trainees learning with chief coach Arun Aryal and Samsom Jung Thapa. Many established cricketers such as Kiran Rana, Rajesh Pant, Munir Shrestha, Manish Shrestha, Raju Basnet and Prafulla Vaidhya frequented the academy and he was one of very few trainees who never fears to bat against them.

The next year he was selected for Kathmandu regional team of Under-19 after playing in the selection tournament. He was just 13 years old then and his captain was Raju Basnet.He was extra in three matches and batted at No 7 in the last match - a sweet moment of his cricketing career.

He also played two more matches for U-17 selection but failed to get into the team. Failure brought a little depression but he continued training at the academy. Every Saturday, the academy organized matches and he would return late afternoon for lunch.

In 2002, while playing in the selection event for U-15, Sarad was determined to get selected or leave cricket. He got selected from inter-school competition to the regional team and then for the closed camp training for the national team. During the camp, he six five half-centuries against visiting Indian clubs in six matches - an indication of the glorious days ahead.

The first international event for Sarad was unforgettable - not only because it was his first also because he got to start his career on the soil where he was born - UAE. He was one of the best batsmen of the event scoring 275 runs in 8 matches including a 106 against Qatar and 78 against India. With that he got selected for the Dream Team and visited Sri Lanka - a news he couldn't tell to his father, who passed away in India on his business trip due to heart-attack.

Today, Sarad is a mainstay batsman of Nepali national team. He was one of the key players of the U-19 squad that won the plate championship in 2006 defeating South Africa and New Zealand.
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