July 7, 2021
Recently we interviewed a very great personality, an international tennis player. Yes it was Vishwajit Sangle From Satara. The interview was so inspiring so let’s get to it!
1. As you were from Satara how you came into this field of sports as your carrier?
Vishwajeet – See, not all children from small town have big dreams, some of them do but then there is no source available or a better person to guide that child for achieving the dream. So I always look forward for a mentor and when I played my first state level, there was a senior guy I met, he explained me everything like, which tournament you should play, how to achieve more in the game and all. My parents were in Mumbai and I used to live with my grandmother in Satara, she used to tell me how much sports is important to you and she supported me a lot. So also by the support of loved ones I am at this level.
2. Was there any change or difference in living with grandparents as compared to parents?
Vishwajeet – What i experienced is, over parents you can demand for anything but at my grandparents there were some restrictions like not that strictly but in limit. But I enjoyed both the sides . I love both. Parents are surrounding like as an athlete, I can say that you need a better surrounding to support you, to teach you. Like for tennis it’s an individual game there is no team the player is on his/her own. That’s what i think though.
3. How you came to know that tennis is your career?
Vishwajeet – Honestly, I asked my few friends about this sport, at all with your passion you also need to earn a good amount of money in future. Also, my parents didn’t force me to get a nice job like 9 to 5 and all, they supported me. Then I came to know what I m going to do is balanced, like there is happiness plus money. So then I decided to go for it.
4. What was the scenerio of your first match?
Vishwajeet – I lost, badly. When I started playing this sport at first there were no such tough competitors and honestly I lost because of over confidence. I thought I am going to beat them easily but I lost that match. So I realized facts matter. At state level there were mini matches. But when I played my first international match it was 0-6 I literally scored 1 point and it was terrible. So from that moment I decided to do best, it should be picture perfect.
5. Most of the athletes don’t complete education but you have fone double graduation so what was the thought behind it?
Vishwajeet – My mother always says never stop learning, and I also love to do more challenging things. If I am playing tennis okay I should do something more. Though you are an athlete people ask about your academics, it doesn’t matter if you are playing on state, national or international level and at the end of the day it’s the mentality thay can’t be changed.
6. In our country cricket is more hyped than other sports, what’s your opinion on that?
Vishwajeet – Basically in cricket there are many legends Dhoni, Sevagh, Virat sir and many more but in other sports there are very few to look upto them. The growth of cricket is wild in our country and that why people are connected to it and i also love cricket, I love that game too.
7.What’s your opinion on “sports is a male dominating field”?
Vishwajeet – I don’t believe that infact today there are many female in field of sports, it’s equal, even now a days people are makin thought process in that.
8. People say vegan food is expensive, what’s your opinion on that?
Vishwajeet – Vegan food is not at all expensive. People just hype it a lot. You just need to avoid nonveg and animal based dairy products and besides these we have mamy cheap things to eat. Basically vegan people are helping the environment.
9. What’s the story behind setting up your own company?
Vishwajeet – There were 2 friends who used to call me for help like they used to ak me do you know about sponsorships, marketing and all. So basically I am helping in that way. Some people can’t reach out to me so I thought a company would be a great idea so that I can help many athletes at a time. We don’t have many leaders right now in this field so my mission is to create more leaders.
10. How do you deal with failures?
Vishwajeet – I admire it. First we fail but then we work hard and succeed in our goals, that particular joy is different. It’s just a second chance and we should give our best in it.
11.What was your worst time in your life till now that you never want to recall?
Vishwajeet – There is no such terrific thing in my life. What I believe is whatever happens its happens for the best.
12. How was your experience during your back injury, what did you do?
Vishwajeet – I played many nationals before, at that time I was not paying attention to my body. While I was in Mumbai, I was practicing and I heard a crack, I realized something went wrong, I was not able to move my left leg, then the coach and doctor came. It was a slip disk. I was on bed for 5-6 months. People used to say after slip disk we can’t walk, we need support. But I was like I want to play more, I have to come back again. And I came back again. It taught me a lot.
13. 3 things you like about talent?
Vishwajeet – What I think is along with talent, you need yo work hard, if you want to learn something you can learn anything if you work hard. People say he/she is so talented, but behind it he/she has worked hard 8-9 hours continuously. That’s what I think.14. Who is your inspiration?Vishwajit – First my parents and then many more Bruce lee and all there are many legendary people to admire.
15. As you are a bibliophile which book would you recommend all to read?
Vishwajeet – J.K Krishnamurti – Book of life. It’s a very good book, we get to know practical things. I recommend it to read. It’s an awesome book.
16. Who inspired you to read?
Vishwajeet – My mother, she loves reading, she used to tell me stories, recommend me. She is a great inspiration for me.
17. We talked about your family and career, what about your friends how do they react on you being an international tennis player?
Vishwajeet – I spend most of the time in cafe, library or with my dog. Honestly I have 2-3 friends. They didn’t change. They are happy, they really understand, they respect my sport. Their opinion is also supporting just like family.
18. Do you have any fear of loosing your fame?
Vishwajeet – No, I am not afraid of that. I don’t work hard for fame, that’s not my priority. After all it’s a part of our journey.
19. What is the reason behind posting a story as “Good morning universe”?
Vishwajeet – I feel that I am wishing everyone. I feel good not a big story behind that.20. What are your further plans?
20.What are your further plans?
Vishwajit – Complete focus on my company. Give the best to things coming on the way maybe it’s tennis or company.
21. How can we reach to your company?
Vishwajeet – You can easily reach out through the website. Everything you need to know is in detail.
22. What’s your life mantra?
Vishwajeet – You don’t need anyone else if you believe in yourself. Create you own formula to reach success.
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