Adarsh Singh had never thought he would be a shooter. He was a wicketkeeper with the school team and played badminton at the state level, and always thought of taking up a career in one of the two sports. That was not to be. But, at just 17 years of age, Adarsh is country’s top shooter in the 25m rapid fire event after he won the gold medal at the national championships in December. The Haryana shooter clinched gold, getting the better of state-mate Anish Bhanwala 30-29 in the final, at the 62nd National Shooting Championship Competitions in Trivandrum, Kerala. Next week, he will have another first to his name as he represents India at the senior level in the ISSF Shooting World Cup which begins in New Delhi. Power Sportz caught up with him in an exclusive chat.