Spirit of Sport
Name: Jimmy Hansra
Presented By: Daljit Thind. CEO, Thind Properties
Jimmy Hansra is one of Canada’s top cricket players and team leader. “It has definitely motivated me to achieve bigger and better things in the future,” Hasra said after receiving the award. “Thank you to Darpan for a wonderful experience.” As a top/middle order right-hand batsman and right-arm break off bowler, Hansra worked his way up to the British Columbia Provincial Team and most recently represented his country as Captain of the Canadian National Team. With many impressive wins and records to his name, Hansra had a successful World Cup 2011 where he was the second highest run scorer for Team Canada while tallying a career best against New Zealand.
Hansra’s family moved from India to Canada in 1999 and it didn’t take long for Hansra to become involved in a variety of sports and activities. Diving head on into cricket in the summer of 2005 when he joined the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League, Hansra has since enjoyed a successful and busy career playing his preferred sport. In addition to his world class play on the cricket pitch, Hansra is a Civil Engineering Undergrad who has a spent much of his time working in the industry since graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2008, most recently as a Project Manager. “Dream big and, with all your heart, do everything possible to achieve that goal,” Hasra says to those in the community. “Outside of all the heartaches and challenges, the reward at the end is definitely worth fighting for.”