Venkat Balantrapu was born in Madras, now Chennai, India. An NRI for more than a decade, he is currently based in Africa. Employed in senior insurance management, he has gained rich industry experience in India and across the African continent. Venkat, a passionate cricketer for more than two decades at various levels, now writes on the game with the same passion. He sometimes gathers the courage to write on other topics too and lives with a strong conviction that sports and music always keep one young at heart!