New Delhi: Lalu Yadav's younger son Tejashwi Yadav on Friday took oath as a minister and was soon after announed Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, thus starting a new innings of his career.
His elevation as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's deputy has cleary established him as the successor of Lalu Yadav's political legacy.
For a while, there have been debates on who of Lalu's nine children will take over the reins of his political empire. Tejwashwi's rise to power has put a full stop on speculations and has established that he is Lalu's de-facto successor.
Before turning his attention to politics, Tejwashwi was looking for a career in Cricket.
Tejaswi, the youngest of nine children of former Bihar CMs Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi was a student in Delhi Public School, Mathura Road when he took a liking to Cricket. He dropped out of Class 9 to pursue a career in Cricket and even played one First Class match.
He made his debut for Jharkhand (Bihar does not have a Ranji Team) against Vidarbha in 2009 and scored 20 runs in two innings. His debut match became his last match as he could never get a chance to play in another match for his team.
However, a few years later in 2012, Tejashwi was bought by Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils.
For four seasons, he sat on benches waiting for his IPL debut but could never fit in the team combination. He was not considered ‘good enough' to be in the playing XI of the Delhi IPL franchise.
With the realisation that his cricket career is nowhere near success, Tejashwi chose to follow the footsteps of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav and ended up becoming the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar at 26, probably the youngest one.
His career has now really taken off!