What would he have become if he had not entered the field of Cricket? He could have become just one among lakhs of employees of Indian Railways.
Self-awareness of his gifted talent in playing with ball, timing of quick responses and reflexes, hand-eye-leg coordination, passion for cricket and continuous practice to acquire skills in the same area where his true potential lies.
We have to accept the very basic fact of the universe that every human being has a unique type of genius in him. In order to bring out the true genius one should identify/recognize / realize his talents, capacities and capabilities and align them to interests and passions. The next step is to further sharpen them and acquire additional skills, put them in application to reach to the top and stay the best in the selected domain.
Assessments are the best tools to identify your talents, abilities, strengths, positives, core competencies and align them to suitable career options.