“Fortune favours the bold” rightly said because courageous action is often rewarded. The famous proverb stands true in the arena of Fantasy Sports as well, you need to follow your instincts and take calculated risks as and when the time is right. It sounds tricky and actually is but we are not just stating facts here as we have an appropriate example to justify the above saying.
Let us introduce you to one of our elite users who believes in the philosophy “To win big in Fantasy Sports, you need to be willing for taking big risks”. His conviction and audacity has made him earn nearly ₹8 Lakh playing Fantasy Cricket on HalaPlay. We found his journey quite commendable and so got in touch to know more about his experiences and learning. Our team was able to get some insightful responses on few important areas of Fantasy Sports and the insights would definitely be a big value add for all the enthusiastic fantasy players.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you grew up, went to school, what you did before Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)?
My name is Sneha Kumar Reddy (snehakumarreddy). I grew up in Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh). I’m pursuing Chartered Accountancy course.
When did you start playing on HalaPlay and how were you introduced to it?
Sometime in the year 2017, I heard from my friend that a new platform is launched where we can draft teams after Playing XI is declared. That is how HalaPlay was introduced to me. Actually I was waiting for something like it.
Tell us a bit about your Daily Fantasy journey. The struggles you had and successes.
I love Fantasy Sports games. I have been playing Fantasy Cricket for many years on various platforms. I’m the kind of player who takes huge risks in selecting players.
Before HalaPlay, it used to happen most of the times that the captain of my team isn’t in playing XI. So it is a boon for me to play on here as I know I don’t have to worry or bother about whether my captain would play the match or not.
What kind of preparation and research goes behind drafting an ideal team?
I usually don’t research about pitch reports or playing conditions. And I feel I have good knowledge about the players and their capabilities so basis that I draft the teams.
What is the criteria for choosing players (Current form, past records etc.)?
I don’t choose players based on their current form. I choose players based on their ability to perform. For example, players like Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson are to be chosen if they get out cheaply continuously and are out of form. I generally don’t skip them from my team.
What is your strategy while choosing a captain for the team?
Most of the fantasy players prefer All Rounders so to outperform thousands of players I try few unique strategies and different combinations. Due to this, sometimes I end up on top and sometimes it backfires which takes me to the last positions in the league. But this is how I mostly play.
Which leagues are your favourite on HalaPlay?
I play only big leagues. I am the kind of player who invests less and expect high rewards.
Which was your best day on HalaPlay and what do you remember about it?
I don’t remember the date and match but I remember I won ₹80,000 in a single match and my investment was less than ₹1,000 then.
How has your experience been with the Season Passes and what is it that you like the most about them?
Season Pass is the best source for playing more by investing less (Free Entries) which is a considerable benefit. On top of that, getting free T-shirts isn’t a bad idea at all, so overall I love the idea of Season Passes on HalaPlay.
If you had one piece of advice to offer to a player new to DFS in terms of strategy, what would it be and why?
Don’t invest all the money you have (to play) in a single match. Divide your budget into 10 parts and play 10 games instead. Lot of people ask me that how come my team always clicks and is at the top in every match. Well, that’s a hoax because no one can win each and every match. Don’t believe if someone claims to win every match. Even the sports players are generally very inconsistent with their performance (after so many practices).
Long story short, No one wins every match. Winning and losing is quite common in Fantasy Sports at least and this applies to everyone. Just follow your heart for the players’ selection and choose the ones you feel are good.
Where do you see yourself down the road in regards to DFS? Do you want there to be a long-term thing for you?
I love playing Fantasy Sports (majorly Fantasy Cricket). For me, it is fun and worth spending time and money. I have missed big bucks in grand leagues by 2-3 points many a times But it’s very thrilling to watch the live match and at the same time keep a track of whether you remain in the 1st position or not and this goes on till the end of the match.
Playing Fantasy Sports gives you the opportunity to earn pursuing what you actually love to do in real life. I have been playing fantasy games for a long time now and will continue playing it forever.
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