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Get to Know Nikhil Uttamchandani | Wuh Yuh Say Podcast

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Join myself and commentator, analyst and host, Nikhil Uttamchandani in my podcast (but not really one). I'll discuss anything given to me that may be a concern to persons today. Sooo.... LEAVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS!!!! and maybe just maybe your topic will be in the next episode!

Hey, guys, are welcome back to another podcast and they have a special guest. You know him as a host, commentator and analyst, and I don't know us. You aren't recently a host now on his IG lives. As with sports, not with many famous sports, course, players, athletes, of etc. This is nique term journey and front of my teammate, I don't know what's got, colleague as well, because we work together commentating and doing video. So just want to say special, special good morning to nick. You. So a specially the morning to you, Nikuil, and thank you. Thank you for coming on to this, this podcast. A lot of people know you, as you know, and analyst hosts now, recently for Nick tough and recently with you with your sports talk on on instagram lives. But what do people really what don't people really know about Nikil, who Tam Shane Danny, who was interested in cricket, playing cricket from such a young age and even growing up through wanderers with me as well and being a DJ, even a IM my graduation. So this this typical about yourself and you'll get to get up ruling. Yeah, good mornings, you Christian. It great to be here thanks a lot for having me on and I think some of the things that maybe people don't know about me. Well, first of me introduce myself. I am, you know, a sports commentator, as you said, an analyst, or an aspiring one. Let me just say that. And you know, I think some things that people may not know about me. You said up mentioned about the Djing. That's a one, a hobby of mine that, you know, I started enjoy doing on the side, you know, for some private parties and some friends and stuff, as well as I think people, many people like at me I would say, oh, he's a cricket analysts, a creer commented, but I think you know, because of my passion, I love the sports. I am really, you know, watch a really several sports of variance the sports, some basketball, but for American football, volleyball, I play and yes, you mentioned playing cricket as well. I do play a lot of sports. Maybe I would put my commentary above my, you know, skill in terms of playing, but I love the game and I love learning about the game and think cricket helps me learn a lot. So just those small things I think not everyone may know about me, but I'm sure, as thing goes on, you know, they'll be able to learn more about yeah, and you suppose you use you say you put commentary and analyst about different sports in what in who you are really and truly. But where this passion really come from? Because there seems to always have been a passion for sports, in terms of basketball, because you do play basketball, don't, boddy Jim as well, and even played at Carson College as well. So yeah, well, I think passion probably came from, you know, just growing up being a rom my uncle. I think you used watch a lot of her hair stuff because, funny enough, my parents, they don't really have much interest in sports, so I wasn't ready from them, but it was more, you know, I think one day I just saw her hit on on TV and I watched a really enjoyed it. And then, for having friends who watch other sports, he was able for me to, you know, diverse by and watch other sports and I don't know, I just love the feeling, you know, you get in terms of competitiveness, always like when see what happens next in terms of sports. I think that's something that I really like and enjoy. So that's why I, you know, love all these different sports and I still continue to get into many different sports. That's actually really interesting to hear. But you mentioned to me, well, when we were actually working at the recent Western's and Ireland series, that,...

...and even to the photographer came more by now, that you were going to get a scholarship one and that you want they want to go over see the study. So is that still put going to be relating to your commentating passion and your end goal? A ready. Yeah, actually, I'm going to I'm lucking to go to wires university in Canada and I they're the only school in Canada has a full sports media program so I'm lucky to you know, enhancement skills. Basically what we're doing here is in front the camera, but I'll learn a bit of what you do, you know, behind the camera as well, because I think that's so extremely important, and just, you know, try to grow my craft and grow my skill so that when your opportunity does come for me, I'll be ready, you know, to take it. For anyone who haven't maybe as good as even better to hear from you actually. But I mean there is all this one talk about sports media and this or whatever, but who you? Even if your parents weren't that involved and interested, per se, in sports and even commentary. I know they do support you a hundred ten percent. And who, in terms of looking up to role models as and especially some persons like Ganga die that you do know, for for one, name per se, but who else really would have set the bar that you want to get towards in the end? Well, first to let me just sell on my parents. Yes, they may not be never so, you know, have me in terms of sport, but I think you know the role that they've played in terms of, you know, even something smart, some as small as you know, transported me before I have my license, to to and from perfect matches and, you know, two jobs and stuff like that. I think they play a huge row. Even today, my mom always encouraging me, you know, my mom and died, always telling me, you know, if a video is good, if they like it, what they like, what they don't like about it. So it's really great to have that sort of support. In terms of the industry. Now, yes, you mentioned that, Ganga. I'm really privileged, you know, to have someone like him, you know, in my corner, back in me. And then I haven't had a chance to communicate with in yet, but a major, one of the major, you know, people that I look up to in the industry is a guy named harshaball glad, because he's one of the only few commentators who haven't actually played international cricket and to see the, you know, level he's reached in terms of, you know, his career and all the things he's been able to achieve, and he has his own block at quick buzz and stuff. It's people like that that I always you know, look to another guy who's really helped me come up, who's actually local, as Joel money. You know, he does this instagram stuff and he does a lot of marketing work and stuff, but he's been a huge mentor, you know, to me in Christian. You know, Susan Bell as well. She's also been a really good mentor, you know, teaching me more about not only the industry itself, but she's very experienced in create as a whole. So she, you know, teaches me the INS and notes of cricket and I don't know what we're would be really without her. So I have to thank all those people and you know guys it, Tony Cozier. Well, I'm really watching videos or videos, Michael Holding, the real legends of commetary. It's people that I really look up to when any other sports steven a Smith on the ESPN analyst. I love the you know how aggressive he can be and you know because his full personality into it, and I think that's the key. You know, you have to give it a hundred percent. So guys think that I really look up to and you know what, as farred to be a fraction of what they have achieved, you know, one day. Yeah, that's so as actually really, really inspiring for some other person because they do believe that you have kind of set the bar for some other persons around your age and maybe younger. Know that are called gonna come up, because now they're going to really look towards you and see what you have really and truly accomplished and maybe might want even get into it, because there's some persons that do that may have tay cricket late at yourself and may not have the will already drive. There's some like some persons that would have gone...

...to do something, some stuff like they legane Cherry and William, William Gordon, who went into umpiring. So the guys that are like y'all are really setting that standard for some of the younger persons, even though you, you yourselves are young, like you all already kind of setting and really setting down these stones for other young person that are going to come up to even want to aspire and get into commentary and umpiring or what's not, because there is a fallback. You can get into sports, even though you may not have been successful in that sport. So that's really inspiring. But I just want to take you back to the playing aspect because, I mean in myself and yourself, we would have had our last game for her some college BCC, and I mean I'll have to say thank you to you because, I mean they was actually a really memorable, memorable game, because we did end up winning the game and beat them in the end. But when we were on that last day and I only had a little bit to to really and truly win, all baby kits were coming down and you came in with me, I only really ask you to just stand up on bat. So I mean for you to do that, I really, I really do have to say time cute for that and it was actually really me memorable game. But four persons that may not really be that known. Nick Nicky was a keeper and as well we Q and Box one for per se. He wasn't too Bible behind his stumps. You know, everybody has their thoughts on what's not, but he was pretty, pretty good for the most part. He did some good jobs for us in a nineteen cricket. I mean that has sometimes, when the key was even younger and like what fourth and fifth form, that he would just be skipping left and right from quarry's drills. And I mean that even my have set the bar and to keep him going and all that focus right. So I mean does really, really good and like even on the wonders tour late it was good to have the cues in the back of the bus and a playing you to tunes and what's not. So I think all that was was really good. But even for that toor like you, how the O did you find that that to would have helped you even in what you were doing? No, really, yeah, I think you know, in terms of cricket on a whole sports, I think you know, it really teaches you the discipline that you need in life, not only, you know, for commentary position or anything. It's for life because, as you said Corey Edwards, who's the Harrison College coach and was my many your coach at Harrison College, those drills and those stuff. You know, I would say he's one of the main people that, more than my future forward because yes, points see, during my state at Harrison College I would say, you know, I didn't enjoy going to practice because up how hard it was. But when you look back on it, those things that he would make you do, you know, that attitude of never said that, that attitude of always wanted to, you know, work hard and sometimes it may it was really hard. It was difficult because when you come into from primary school, you know you're not at that finish that but you're not that much as you have a book, it makes you at that very quickly. So I think guys that Corey Edwards already helped me and help, I'm sure, help you as well, you know, become a better man in terms of maturity. And for the wander store, I think it was great to see going up to wanders start going for wonders to England at such a young age. I think it was good to see how you know just a bit of how it is to travel around the world because we know the Western thees userted indied. They travel throughout the year and professional carheaters on a whole travel to other countries. You have to adapt two conditions quickly and I thought that was a real eye open up for me because you know, it was called. We know I was cold and some games were very different tips of conditions. And that's not all we're used to here. We're used to sun and you know our flat pitches, and over there we got a lot of movement through the year because those all those conditions are already fast, welling friendly. So...

I think it was really a great eye open and I think all clubs, of course, if you're financially able to shut try to make an effort to expose to their players to, you know, other countries in the world, because I think it will do a lot for the cricketers in terms of when they become professional cricketers later on their life. Yeah, for sure, for sure, yeah, I mean, yeah, sir, really did do a lot and I mean even though I'm continuing playing cricket for Wanderers. Yeah, you can see the fitness level that that you do go over into the club level and that fitness is needed really and truly, and that focus on that will because even in my first season, I mean I did go through a bit of stuff really and truly for with like a bunch of like fitness and stuff like that, but they the focus really on the mental ability to just go for it and keep pushing really and truly help me and that, I do have to say. Time you to him as well. But speaking about traveling, and you can see any background on with the barbaridest traders, you did have an experience to travel across the Caribbean with them and just even were in the finals, at the finals where you were able to witness the you that it's not really really asa a match. So what was that experience really and truly late to really go from country to country, recording different fans made, being different people, etc. Etc. I think the opportunity was great. Let me just say, you know, I'm very grateful to the trader's owners for giving me that opportunity. I started out, you know, just trying to see how it can add value to the barbers traders and I felt I just grew into that roll up who I am now, which is their probably relationships officer. But I also run the social media accounts for them and it was really a great experience, you know, to see that sort of cricket. And for me it's crazy because I grew up, as you said at the top of the show, I grew up as a real super fan of cricket and I would watch these guys on TV, some of the bats. I don't know if you would remember, but I used to carry my old box to catting Nova during the regional cricket and get them signed by all these players. And when you're, you know, Robbie robbing hands and and, you know, talking to all of these cricketers, your shake hands with them and you you know, your bedding relationships with them. It's a crazy thing when I look back on, you know, my life, because I would have never thought one day I would come to you know, this where I'm able to ask the interact with these cricketers and do a job for them. So I think I have to be really great for the tridents and the opportunity that they've given such a young man like me, and I've tried my best not to let them down and do what I'm supposed to. It was really a great experience last because that that season for me hadn't so much adversity and it just showed how all the guys stuck together and things just came together at the right time because coming back to Barbados, we lost our first two games and then, you know, everybody was really there was a lot of talk going around about, you know, a a lot of talk going around, but if the traders are good enough, this ye here the team that was picked and etc. Etc. And I think the the discipline and, you know, desire and strength that that team showed last year. It's one of the main reasons why we were champions because going up against undefeated Guyana team, it was never going to be easy to be them. And I think that final, the atmosphere, everything was crazy how the game went and, as Y'all could see on TV, you know, we were really into it. So it was just a great experience tournament on a whole, and I'm really looking forward to working for the tradents, you know, for several years to come. Yeah, I mean that will really look that you had some fun in the last and not final, and you really were running out to the feel with them as well, and you did end up lift holding netrol for yourself when they did come back here, and mean that I must have been a real, real, real experience, really and truly. But just moving away from sports a bit, tell our little bit more about your Dj Klen know you do love music per se and let you will be playing it through, as I said, even on you wonders tool with us. But...

...we're weird. That side of you come from. Then, really and truly, I would say. You know, growing up around my friend and my dad's friends, they would always care around their ipads and stuff, iphones and do a little they had. You know, they have these acts with Djs, so they would play some music for our parties and stuff, and it's love to hear the transition of this songs. You know, I'm one person that you can ask many people that know me well. They I always they always say change the song. I would change some too fast because I don't like to hear the entire song. I like when it's mixed with other songs and I don't know, I think I just got into it over the years, you know, interested in mixing music and, you know, sinking beats and thinking rhythms, and I would I say that I'm, you know, alreadio, DJ quality or anything, but I think it's something I enjoy and I'm able to do it for some of my friends, you know, when they have their parties, and I had done it over the years and, as you said, I your graduation as well. So I think it's a good way for me to get away sometimes from, you know, school and as well as work, and it's it's something that I enjoy. So I think I'm going to keep it up, you know, as far as it contain me. Fair enough, fair enough, so then. So Gray actruly, you want me a part time Dj commentator and, Alice, any other thing that you want to add that you are looking to really add to your entire collection? Really and true they want to do in life? Well, I think you know. Honestly, I just want to be the best version of myself, Christian. I think if I can be, you know, someone who is able to provide for a family as well as make my parents happy and may everyone around me happy, that's the most important thing to me. The STDJ is on the side. I want to say a part saying DJ. I think I'll continue to, you know, work on my skills and stuff, but my main goal is, you know to do some well, it was ready to do, you know, comment it international cricket around the world and I'm sure that I if I keep working hard, I will get there one day. But, and you know, I'm not going to say it only cricket, because you never know the opportunities that come up, and that's why I'm trying to, you know, diversify myself. I'm really interested in basketball, a tennis. Now getting really interested in the NFL as well. So it's all about, I think, you know, broadening what you know and I'm just trying to you know, I'm just trying to expand it. Get how can I not mention football and athletics? I both. I commentate both of them here locally. So it's really about the opportunity and whenever it comes and I'm just going to make sure that it put myself a position to be ready for whenever the opportunity does. Yeah, you did mention football there for a second. I know you bought shaky side in arsenal right, right, so, I mean I won't already get into that too much because I know they're a bit belowst right now. They do support my energy anymore, but that's that's that's when it's consist and discussion for another time. But you have no moved away from her some college. You're not queen's College and you did go back to sort of play a bit with Queens College in there, in there nineteen, but it wasn't really let you ready were focused on it. You did a lot of the aftermatch interviews and stuff like that. So but what what is? What was the change that you already feeling come from Harrison College compared to King's coin? Environmental exactly, in much better. Is it still a good environment? Yeah, I think you know, for me it is a lot to do with the environment, but it's a lot also through with the person and I think I'm a social person, so I'm able to fit into many environments and you know, it's good to communicate with different people. One of the main changes, I would say, is that I'm now bawling, so something that coach Corey at Harrison College then let me do, and it's seem to payoff because I took it because a ninting this year, so it wasn't too bad. But yeah, it's great. You know, of course people were really surprised when I made that move to schools for two years. But Queens College has been great. You know, I have to obviously give its Harrison College because that's where I came up, but Queens College has been, you know, school which is able to move my character a bit and me able to focus on school as well as the...

...cricket and I work as well. And they've been, you know, already on board in terms of what my goals are. So I have to sign them. And you know, everybody who's just put themselves in position to help me for just talking about you being as a wholest. You know, have nick tough and your recent show that you have on instagram. What what are they? What are the end goals for that? Are you're looking to really push on release get even more and more? Guess. I guess because right now you you you've had seen Maloney, you've had Keemar road, chief high. What's his name, though? I can't remember. No, Geez, that place of Barbados. That that that made Kevin Stout right. Yeah, Ye, have knist and I've watched majority of them so for and they have been interesting. So what are the are you going to develop this into a fallen show, or is this going to be. You know, I just going to be just on social media. Know that we're in lockdown for sue. Yeah, I think this covid nineteen virus, of course, is already unfortunate for so many around the world, Christian, but it's really open my eyes and you know, the world is going to change regards that. If you like, you are not after this, you know, virus and after so, but at this kandemic is over. So I think I like sports stop because when I when I conceptualize the idea, the first thought that came into my money was, you know, I want to elevate the youth and barbarous guys that you guys that you know playing the sports all around, barbaratus that are doing a really good job and you do need some more exposure. So I've been I've been trying to balance that with as well as bringing in some more experienced guys like a Kem o watcher, Kevin Stout, to mentor the Youth as well. So I think it could be, you know, something for the time that I do. I haven't thought fully about it yet, but when I go to Canada and stuff, I would want to sustain it and nick tough as a B on the shirt. Now I only got to get in one episode before the pandemic, you know, already shot cricket and stop all forms of cricket. But it's just away from me to you know, broadcasts and and put up my skills, put out my you know, material, because I think I, you know, can give some analysis on the game and it's just a way for me to, you know, discuss cricket, and that's solely on her hit. So it allows me to focus on cricket and, you know, put out content. Well, I mean that's just those are all the portions that are included in Nick you story. I mean I'm sure that he will go on to be an international commentator, analysts posts and why? What's not? Because I do believe that he does have the potential to do it. So I do want to say thank you for joining me today in the queue and I wish you all the best as well. I will, I do will, I will keep in touch with you as much as I possibly can. I do Mysel to do also myself want to travel overseas and develop my my my art as well. So just once again, and if anything, what advice would you give to persons? Let yourself are and younger who are going through a not on their unsure about their future and whatever, but especially no, not they're going to covid nineteen or answer that question, I would say, you know, on you yourself. I'm someone. You're someone that's, you know, been really reliable and I think you have a lot, you know, a lot of talenting in this industry, because, for those of you that don't know, you know Christian is always somebody who sometimes even works for free to come and, you know, require something out, create for me or, you know, come and stream something, and his employers would be was to tell you, you know, bad imagery, that he's such a hard working on man, and I mean when I heard Christians coming on board, because I knew him and stuff and he was really great. You don't have him there, but Christian, I believe you know you will go very far because you're very versatile, able to do stuff in this and a podcast, as well as stay behind a camera, and I mean I don't know how you do it, because it takes a special talent to stand behind a camera and, you know, requd something for a whole day, which you've done. So I also think you know you have what's in you. You just have to continue working and I think we can both go far together. But the advice I'll gift...

...to young people out there who may not be so sure, I would say this is the ideal time, covid nineteen, because it's really time to be productive. If you're out there, you're watching this, you know, get off your bed, go outside, go and try things, try things that you always wanted to do. Be Productive during this time. Plan every day and I think now is the perfect time to, you know, try what you something that you may have always wanted to try or something that it may have just run through your mind in the past but you've never actually got the chance to because so many people have so many talents, Soh there, but they just never know and they never have a time to try it. So I would say be productive in this time, guys, and you know, reach for the stars, because really nothing is impossible. It's and the people have tried to make me believe that, and I believed it more and more over the years with the way my journey, as you know, shape, because things may not always work. Hope for you out first, but over time, the you know, a lot of the environment the love of the world is if you work hard, you will achieve so just keep working hard towards your goals and if you don't know, try, try, try, put up content. You know. Put it. Don't be afraid of what anybody thinks. You know, use it as motivation, use it as you know, advice. Put out content, try things and I think everyone will find their head and talent at some point. Well, yes, once again the Q. I do want to say thank you for joining me today and thank you guys. So watching do while I'm tune into someone the queues instagram lives. He does have some really interesting stuff. Somebody guests do say some interesting and advising stuff as well. They he does ask some ruling questions at times and although he does do this, he's a very, very good friend of mine and I can say that he will probably get far in what he's doing here. This is subscribe down below, following a keel as well. I will let him in the description down below and I'll see you, guys for another video.

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