In the words of his teacher Ram Sundaram, a Teach For India Fellow.
"That's Vignesh, a quiet, shy and occasionally bullied kid in my class. So this kid was too hesitant to come to Crossover and since I had kept it open and voluntary for anyone in class initially, he opted out. I sensed that he wanted to, didn't quite realize what held him back. When we were half way through, I went up to his mother and told her that I was taking him along on one evening because I really didn't want anyone to miss out on the learning. He then became a regular towards the end.
Vignesh has a certain condition in his ears. His tonsils and adenoids have enlarged over the last 4 years and have not been treated at all. These two videos were shot by me on the day I dragged him and his mother to a hospital that had an ENT specialist. It renewed my belief in my kids. With no access to a court or formal training, if this is what Vignesh is capable of doing simply with few months with the basketball and half a week long introduction to the sport, I know that the sky is well within his reach."