Twenty-year-old Ronaldo Mohamed is a Guyanese cricketer, who was born to Vanessa and Ali Mohamed and is the eldest of two boys. He grew up in William Street, Kitty, and attended the FE Pollard Primary School after which he joined the Academy of Precious Ones, where he completed his secondary education.
Growing up was quite interesting for the talented young man, who aims to be on the Guyana national team and the West Indies senior team.
He recalled tagging along with his uncle to watch him play cricket at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground. After gaining some interest in the game, he started to run around the yard with a bat and ball asking everyone to “bowl him”.
His uncle thought that he showed some potential to become a good cricketer and without hesitation, he got him enrolled at the GCC at the age of six. After years of practice and training, he played his first game representing GCC at the Under-15 level.
Mohamed was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the U-15 Tournament, since he had taken the most wickets with deadly bowling.
When asked about challenges he encountered while playing the sport he loves, he noted that the most difficult thing thus far was playing against Demerara Cricket Club (DCC).
Although he has also encountered a few personal challenges, he said he “stick to what I normally do and overcome it”. With success on the field, he continues to elevate himself in the cricketing arena.
He continues to play for the GCC and hopes one day to make it in the international scene bowling for the West Indies.
His role model is Trinidadian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, as well as Keemo Paul, but he gets his inspiration from Guyana cricketers Leon Johnson and Christopher Barnwell. The young Mohamed encouraged youths to stay in school and develop themselves academically before choosing the path of a career in the cricketing world.
“Do the right thing and you will be successful,” he added. On a lighter note, Mohamed is a lover of roti and bora curry while his favourite colours are black and white. He also loves the movie “Black Lightning”.