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Priyam Garg Biography | Story of sensational young Indian Cricketer

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When he was appointed India’s U19 skipper, the dashing right-hander from Uttar Pradesh became a household name. Priyam Garg exemplifies individuals who possess the necessary skill set but lack the financial resources to pursue it. This young cricketer’s road was not easy, and it was undoubtedly his father who believed in him no matter what. Priyam Garg, a rising star from Uttar Pradesh, is a result of natural skill, hard work, and grace.

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About Priyam Garg Cricketer

Details
Full Name
Priyam K Garg
Age
20 years
Gender
Male
Sport Category
Cricket
Date of Birth
Nov 30, 2000
Hometown
Meerut Uttar Pradesh
Height
5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight
68 kg
Coach
Sanjay Rastogi
Achievement
Double century in first-class cricket against Tripura, playing for U.P
Networth
02 - 05 Million (Approx)
Spouse
Unmarried
Parent
Father: Naresh Garg. Mother: Kusum Devi
T 20 Debut
Maharashtra vs U. Pradesh at Delhi, February 21, 2019
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm Medium
Teams Played for
India U19, Uttar Pradesh, India Green, India C, Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL Debut
vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sep 21, 2020
Captain
India U-19 squad
Playing Position
Top order batsman

Priyam Garg Family

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Priyam Garg was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, on November 30, 2000. He was born and raised in a low-income home. His father, Naresh Garg, works as a Health and Social Care Driver and also sells milk. Kusum Devi was Priyam’s mother, and she died in 2011 when he was 11 years old. Pooja, Jyoti, and Reshu are his three sisters. He has two brothers as well. Shivam, his older brother, is a pharmacist. When he was six years old, he began playing cricket.

His father had to borrow money from a friend to get a set of pads, a bat, and other equipment. The child was encouraged to focus on honing his abilities rather than worrying about the family’s financial situation.

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Many aspiring cricketers from Meerut, notably Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, took small steps to a wider platform at the Victoria Park Ground, which was 20 kilometers from Garg’s hometown. Priyam Garg, on the other hand, remained unfazed and is ready to light up the IPL stage once more when it returns after an unscheduled break due to the pandemic.

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Priyam Garg Cricket Career

Priyam Garg Batting: Domestic Career

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At the age of 17, Priyam Garg made his senior debut for Uttar Pradesh Cricket in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Saurashtra in September 2018. The next month, he was playing in the Ranji Trophy, and in his first game against Goa, he smashed a century. He recorded his first double century in first-class cricket in a match against Tripura in December 2018.

Garg had accumulated 814 runs in 10 matches by the time the top domestic tournament finished. It was Uttar Pradesh’s second-highest total in the 2018-19 season when they reached the quarter-finals. Garg’s potential was obvious from the start, as he had a half-century in his debut season with the Uttar Pradesh under-14 team when he was just 12 years old.

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Priyam Garg Batting: U-19 Career

Garg’s path has yet to reach its pinnacle, but he reached a significant milestone in December when he was elected captain of the India U-19 squad for the World Cup in South Africa. With Garg taking over as India’s captain, he joins the likes of Virat Kohli (2008), Mohd Kaif (2000), and Prithvi Shaw (2018), who have all gone on to play for the senior national squad. He guided India to the finals when they came agonizingly close to capturing their sixth world championship. He did not do as well at the World Cup as he would have wanted.

Priyam Garg IPL career

Priyam Garg SRH

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Sunrisers Hyderabad had signed Priyam Garg for IPL 2020 for a fee of Rs 1.90 crore. His ‘senior’ record illustrates why: a first-class average of 66.69, a List-A average of 47.13, and a T20 strike rate of 132.74 more than compensated for the U-19 WC disappointment. In terms of his growth at the top level of cricket, the 2021 season might just be vital for the youngster.

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Some lesser-known facts

  • Priyam aspired to be a bowler, but his coaches advised him to focus on batting instead. 
  • Priyam dreamed to be a fast bowler like Praveen Kumar and Bhubaneswar Kumar.
  • His family could not afford a television when he was a child. So he used to go to the “paan shop” near his residence to watch cricket.
  • Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara are some batsmen he admires for their patience.
  • Priyam was shortlisted for the UP team after Raina trained him.

In an interview with Garg, he stated about Suresh Raina, “I learned a lot from him, and he was an example of discipline in how you handle oneself.” Observing him taught me a lot. Raina Bhai instilled confidence in me by recalling his childhood days, when there was a senior-junior gap and juniors didn’t say much. He encouraged me, as well as everyone else, to talk freely. That was a thoughtful gesture.”

  • Sachin Tendulkar is one of his idols. He once remarked in an interview-

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“Thanks to Sachin Tendulkar, I am who I am now.” I wouldn’t have got this far if I hadn’t seen him perform. I grew up with him as a role model. I think about Sachin before every game. That gives me the confidence and power to hit runs. I used to try to emulate Sachin Paaji’s strokes even while I was playing with tennis balls in local competitions. My ambition is to meet Sachin Tendulkar, learn from him, and one day wear the blue of Team India.”

Priyam Garg Stats

Format Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
FC 12 867 206 66.69 58.03 2 5 107 2
List A 27 993 120 43.17 94.39 3 6 106 18
T20 30 417 59* 19.85 119.14 0 3 35 9

FAQ’s

  • Priyam Garg Birth Place

Meerut Uttar Pradesh

  • Priyam Garg Batting Order

He is a right-handed, top-order batsman

  • Priyam Garg Education Qualification

  • He did not attend school as he wanted to pursue a career in cricket.

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