Theory:

     That time, it was a Ranji Trophy match in Coimbatore, and I still remember the events very clearly. Today’s famous commentator L. Sivaramakrishnan and a few others were all sitting in a room and chatting. We were all having some fun. Then, suddenly I told them, “Guys, take it from me - in five years' time, I‘ll captain India”. This was way early in 1984. They thought I’d gone mad. Here is a guy struggling to find a place in the Tamil Nadu team. He says that in five years’ time, he will captain India, and with people like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Mohinder
Amarnath all established cricketers there, and this guy says, he is going to captain India. But I said, “Boss, you wait and watch. In five years’ time, I'll captain India.”
 
What made Srikkanth keep trying to realise his dream?
Explanation:
 
In 1984, he still remembered it was a Ranji Trophy match in Coimbatore, and the famous commentator L. Sivaramakrishnan and few more people were talking to each other, then suddenly he said that he would be the captain of Indian Cricket team in next five years. Everyone thought that he had gone berserk, thinking that a person who could not be a part of local Tamil Nadu team is saying that he will be the captain and that too when good players like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath were there. But, Srikkanth was determined and said that again.
 
Now the continuation, What made Srikkanth keep trying to notice his dream?
 
Meanings of difficult words:
 
Numbers
Word
Meanings
1.
Events Occurance.
2.
ChattingGossip, talk.
3.
MadInsane.
4.
Realise Recognize.
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term-1 English Standard-9. Goal Setting - Kris Srikkanth (pp. 127-130). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.