This shy, but hard-working boy from Pune was inspired to take up the game after watching it on television. And after working hard to get into his school team, Manish decided he wanted to make a career out of football. Shy and quiet off the field, Manish is aggressive on the field – putting in the hard tackles and has been instrumental in the team maintaining an unbeaten record.
In spite of playing in defence, Manish looks up to Neymar as his hero and wishes to one day meet him in person. Currently, Manish is working hard on his fitness and improving his technical ability to break into the Indian U17 team and get a chance to represent the country at the FIFA U17 World Cup.