Fortune favours the bold, rightly said because Courageous action is often rewarded. We have seen how Fantasy Sports has emerged as a one stop portal for your regular entertainment. Along with the fun element, it has become a profound source of generating regular income for the youngsters and millennials nowadays. Let us walk you through another memorable yet touching story of one of the avid players of HalaPlay, who has gone on to win over ₹5 Lakh playing Fantasy Cricket on the platform.
We could gather some really interesting insights in the detailed discussion with him. Read to know more about how the game impacted his life for a long term and his tactic, future plans for the game of skill.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where you grew up, went to school, what you did before Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)?
Myself Ram Kishan (known by the name RaaaaaaM on HalaPlay). I belong to Sultan Puri, Delhi and have completed my Masters Degree in History. Currently, I’m running my own coaching institute.
When did you start playing on HalaPlay and how were you introduced to it?
I began playing on HalaPlay in May 2018. I came across the platform while searching for Fantasy Cricket sites online.
Tell us a bit about your Daily Fantasy journey. The struggles you had and successes.
While I was pursuing my job, I used to work in the night shift but then gradually it got difficult to manage the professional work along with day routine so I decided to quit my job and completely dedicate my time and energy to Fantasy Sports (to Halaplay basically). Day by day I try to gather as much knowledge and information as I can so I know the dynamics of the game inside out.
In the early days, I used to invest small amount in less competitive leagues and once I started earning money in them is when I started playing big leagues as well.
What is the criteria for choosing players (Current form, past records etc.)?
I have been playing cricket since childhood (for my locality team as an all-rounder) so I’m well aware of Cricket and that is why it gets quite easy for me to pick the players and draft the best combination.
What is your strategy while choosing a captain for the team?
In Fantasy Cricket, I usually select a player who is inform as the captain. Toss is another factor taken into consideration for choosing the captain.
Which leagues are your favourite on HalaPlay?
My favourite ones are 200K Monster (₹199) and 80K Monster (₹350).
Which was your best day on HalaPlay and what do you remember about it?
It was a game of Afghanistan team when I won the 1st prize of ₹1 Lakh for the very first time, after winning ₹80,000 consequently in a Zimbabwe Vs South Africa Series.
How does your strategy change depending on match format (Test, T20, ODI)?
In T20 Cricket, I pick inform batsmen and bowlers. For ODIs, I mostly prefer selecting opening or middle order batsmen and in Test cricket, I follow few online channels like Cricinfo for getting information about players, pitch conditions of the upcoming matches.
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?
You cannot win from the very first match, keep playing consistently and getting experience on a regular basis. Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win but your failure is the most important part to get good position and achieve success.
Always remember, “Failure Transforms Success”.
Where do you see yourself down the road in regards to DFS? Do you want it to be a long-term thing for you?
There is no doubt that I want to play Fantasy Sports for a long long time. The motive is to make handsome amount of money in a short duration and ultimately fulfil all my dreams and lead a luxurious life.