Akash started off playing cricket, but gave it up for football at age 11, since he felt cricket didn’t offer much of a future, with everyone in his town attempting to become a cricketer. In spite of taking up the sport at a late age, it didn’t take long for his talent to be spotted and Akash was soon representing his school team.
While his mother initially opposed the idea of him pursuing football, his father and grandfather supported him completely, even changing his school to one that was more inclined towards sports, especially football. With the family involved in farming for multiple generations, Akash’s father was extremely keen that he find his own calling and thus pushed for him to complete his education and simultaneously pursue football. Thus, each year, his father would gift him either a pair of football boots or some form of protective gear on his birthday.
While he primarily plays left-back, he can also play left-winger, and thus also possesses an attacking threat. Keen on being selected for the India U17 team, Akash is completely focused on winning a place in the side and make his parents proud.