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Mayank Agarwal Biography: Career, Stats, IPL, Family, Wife, Social Media – All Details

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The city of Bengaluru is one of the biggest sports hubs in India. Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Venkatesh Prasad, Roger Binny, Robin Uthappa, etc are some of the legends who have trained in Bengaluru and have done wonders for the nation. The domestic structure of cricket in Karnataka is one of the strongest among all the states in India. Players like KL Rahul and Karun Nair have shown a lot of promise at the international level for India. One such emerging player from Bengaluru is Mayank Agarwal, who has performed really well in the domestic circuit in the past 3-4 years, and then got an opportunity to represent India in Test and ODI team. In this blog, we will look at Cricketer Mayank Agarwal career, stats, IPL career, wife, family, facts, social media, etc.About Mayank Agarwal

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Name

Mayank Aggarwal

Born

16th February 1991

Place of birth

Bangalore, Karnataka

Age

32

Height

5 ft 9 in

Batting

Right-handed

Bowling

Right-arm off break

IPL Team

SRH

IPL team Price

Rs 8.25 Cr (IPL 2023)

Net Worth

$ 3 Million (approx.)

Role

Batter

Test Debut

26 December 2018 v Australia

ODI Debut

5 February 2020 v New Zealand

Team Played for

India, India A, India B, India C, India Red, India Blue, Rest of India, RCB, SRH, Delhi Daredevils, PBKS, Bengaluru blasters, Rising Pune Supergiant, India Under-19

Mayank Agarwal Biography

Early Days

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Mayank was the highest run-getter for India in the 2010 U-19 World Cup (credits: Getty Images)

Mayank Agarwal was born and brought up in Bangalore and is an alumni of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and Jain University. He scored 432 runs in 5 matches at an average of 54 in the Cooch Behar Trophy 2008-09, which is an U-19 Tournament played among the state teams of India. Mayank also scored a match-winning 160 for the Indian U-19 team against Australia and hence got selected for the U-19 World Cup of 2010 in New Zealand. He was the leading scorer for India in that tournament.

Domestic Career

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Mayank Agarwal scored 304 against Maharashtra at Pune in a 2017/18 Ranji Trophy match (credits: sporstwiki.com)

Mayank started his career as a limited-overs batsman. Following his performance in the U-19 World Cup, he was selected for the India A side. Although being considered as a limited overs batsman, Mayank made his Ranji debut in the 2013/14 season. Agarwal showed his class in the 2017/18 season, when he scored more than 1160 runs in just 9 matches at an average of 105.45 for Karnataka! He was the highest run-getter in that season. Agarwal proved what he was made of and scored an unimaginable inning of 304* against Maharashtra at Pune and won the match quite comfortably for Karnataka.

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2017/18 and 2018/19 Vijay Hazare Trophy witnessed Mayank as the highest run-scorer with 723 and 251 runs to his name respectively. In 2017/18 season, he scored 2,141 first-class runs across all formats which is the most number of runs by a batsman in an Indian domestic season. With these performances, Mayank proved that he was not just a white-ball cricketer, but also had the potential to represent the Indian team in test cricket. In June 2018, BCCI awarded Agarwal with the Madhavrao Scindia Award for being the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy 2017/18. Later in November 2018, Agarwal was named as “One of the 8 players to watch out for” ahead of the 2018/19 Ranji Trophy.


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Mayank Agarwal International Career

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Mayank smashed 76 runs in his debut innings against Australia (credits: Cricket Australia)

After his phenomenal 2017/18 domestic season, Mayank Agarwal was rightly picked up in the Indian Test Squad for West Indies’ tour of India in September 2018. However, Prithvi Shaw was picked over him and he didn’t get a chance to play. A couple of months later, Shaw’s injury in a warm-up game ensured Mayank’s opportunity in the squad as his replacement. Agarwal got an opportunity to make his debut in the very famous ‘boxing day test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26th December 2018.

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He didn’t disappoint his skipper and the selectors as he played a sensational knock of 76 off 161 balls in his very first international innings. He went on to break the record of the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in Australia on debut with this innings. Agarwal scored the highest runs for India in the second innings when he added 42 runs on the board, ensuring that Australia get a huge target to chase. India won the game and sealed the series 2-1.

With his flamboyant knock of 77 in the fourth and the final test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19, Mayank gave India a positive start which assisted them in registering a mammoth total of 622, thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara’s 193 (373). Although the match ended in a draw due to rain, it didn’t matter because India went on to win the match and get their first ever test series victory in Australia. Mayank Agarwal scored 195 runs in his three innings at an impressive average of 65.0. He showcased his class and sent a message that he aimed to represent India on many more occasions in the coming years. Mayank made his ODI debut for India, against New Zealand, on February 2020.

Mayank Agarwal Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Mayank Aggarwal
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 21 36 0 1488 243 41.33 2782 53.48 4 6 189 28 14 0
ODI 5 5 0 86 32 17.20 83 103.61 0 0 12 1 2 0
FC 91 156 7 6846 304* 45.94 11597 59.03 15 37 872 91 54 0
List A 98 98 4 4296 176 45.70 4321 99.42 13 18 524 78 34 0
T20 186 180 13 4305 111 25.77 3202 134.44 2 25 428 155 76 0

World Cup 2019 Selection

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Mayank Agarwal replaced Vijay Shankar who was out of the World Cup because of a toe injury (credits: Getty Images)

India announced its 15-man squad for ICC World Cup 2019 in April with Ambati Rayudu, Navdeep Saini, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, and Ishant Sharma as their standby players. Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament after getting a hairline fracture. Rishabh Pant was the one who replaced him in the remaining of the World Cup. Unfortunately, Vijay Shankar was also ruled out of the tournament following a toe injury. The board of selectors had an option of picking up Ambati Rayudu in place of Shankar as a top-order batsman. However, they decided to give the opportunity to Mayank. Mayank was chosen over Rayudu considering his recent form in the domestic season and his brilliant performance against Australia in his maiden test series. However, he didn’t get an opportunity to play as India already had a well-balanced experienced squad for the tournament.


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Mayank Agarwal IPL Career

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Agarwal made his IPL debut for RCB against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 (credits: bcci)

In IPL 2011, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mayank made his debut against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. He got the opportunity to open the innings along with Chris Gayle. Although he didn’t have an extremely successful season, but there were instances when Mayank showed all of us what he was capable of. In his first match against Chennai Super Kings, this young 20-year-old smashed the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan’s ball for six with a stylish slog sweep on his very first ball! He also scored a quick-fire 50 (at a strike rate of more than 200) against a very strong bowling line-up of Mumbai Indians. Although he showcased an attacking brand of cricket, Mayank was unable to be consistent with the bat. 

In 2014/15, Mayank had to go through a lot of challenges with his body. He went through a lot of injuries, which is when he decided to get a good physique and comeback as a fitter and a better cricketer. Mayank was picked by Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 IPL Auction for a contract of 2 years. He had a very productive season in 2015 for Delhi Daredevils. The brand new franchise of Rising Pune Supergiants bought Agarwal in 2016. However, he didn’t have a good season and was later picked up by Kings XI Punjab in 2018.

Mayank Aggarwal was appointed as a captain of Punjab Kings on 28 February 2022. In the 2023 IPL auction, Mayank Agarwal was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 8.25 Cr.

Mayank Agarwal IPL Stats

YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 114 4 2354 106 22.63 1756 134.05 1 12 229 91 51 0
2023 1 0 27 27 27.00 23 117.39 0 0 3 0 1 0
2022 13 0 196 52 16.33 160 122.50 0 1 23 6 10 0
2021 12 1 441 99* 40.09 314 140.44 0 4 42 18 5 0
2020 11 0 424 106 38.54 271 156.45 1 2 44 15 6 0
2019 13 0 332 58 25.53 234 141.88 0 2 26 14 7 0
2018 11 1 120 30 12.00 94 127.65 0 0 9 5 2 0
2017 3 0 26 20 8.66 27 96.29 0 0 3 0 1 0
2016 3 0 27 10 9.00 25 108.00 0 0 3 1 0 0
2015 10 1 213 68 23.66 177 120.33 0 2 23 7 3 0
2014 8 0 115 31 14.37 91 126.37 0 0 12 3 1 0
2013 5 0 67 29 13.40 62 108.06 0 0 6 3 3 0
2012 16 1 225 64* 20.45 158 142.40 0 1 19 15 9 0
2011 8 0 141 41 20.14 120 117.50 0 0 16 4 3 0

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Mayank Agarwal Family

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Mayank was born to Anurag Agarwal, who is a builder, and Suchitra Singh.

Wife of Mayank Agarwal: Aashita Sood

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Mayank Agarwal and his wife Aashita Sood during their wedding in June 2018 (credits: Instagram)

His wife, Aashita Sood, is the daughter of Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner Praveen Sood. Aashita and Mayank knew each other for a very long time. They’ve both studied in the same school as well as the same college. Aashita Sood is Mayank’s manager. He is one of the closest friends of Indian opener KL Rahul. Both represented India in the U-19 World Cup 2019 and have represented Karnataka together for years.

Lesser Known Facts about Mayank Agarwal

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Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are best friends off the field as well (credits: Twitter)

  • Mayank Agarwal is a really big fan of Virender Sehwag. Sehwag is his favorite cricketer and he always try to follow the brand of cricket Sehwag was associated with- attacking and stylish.
  • Mayank considers Sachin Tendulkar as his inspiration. In fact, Sachin is the main reason why Mayank started playing professional cricket.
  • Mayank believes in meditation and practices Vipassana.
  • Whenever he feels low, Agarwal tries to draw inspiration from Joseph Murphy’s book ‘The Power of the Subconscious Mind’, which is his favourite book.
  • Also. Mayank has the record for the most number of first-class runs scored by any batsman in the world (in November 2017).

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Mayank Agarwal Social Media

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Mayank Agarwal is very active on social media and has over 145k+ followers on Twitter and 1.5M followers on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
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What is the age of Mayank Aggarwal?

Mayank Aggarwal was born on 16 February 1991 and currently he is 32 years old.

Which team is Mayank Agarwal IPL?

In the 2023 IPL auction, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs Rs 8.25 Cr.


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Shashwat Chaturvedi
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I am a media student, looking forward to specialize in either journalism or advertising. I'm a very big fan of the beautiful game of cricket and started following it because of MS Dhoni 14 years ago, when I was just 5.

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