Mayank Agarwal Biography – A two-times double centurion whose hard work pays off after a long-long time!
Mayank Agarwal was born on the 16th of February 1991, in Banglore, India. His father, Anurag Agarwal, is a Banglore based businessman.
His mother’s name is Savita Agarwal.
He has a brother named Ayush Agarwal.
He completed his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys’ School. He did his graduation from Banglore’s Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain University. On June 04, 2018, Mayank Agarwal married his long time girlfriend Aashita Sood, daughter of Praveen Sood (Chief police inspector of Karnataka) and Vinita Sood.
Aashita and Mayank dated each other for eight years before their marriage.
Mayank Agarwal Biography:
|Mayank Agarwal's Profile:|
|Full Name||Mayank Anurag Agarwal|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1991|
|Age||29 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Banglore, Karnataka|
|School||Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Benglore|
|College||Jain University, Banglore|
|Height|| 5ft. 9”
|Family & Relationships:|
|Marital Status||Married (2018-present)|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||India, India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiant, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils.|
|Australia vs India at Melbourne (December 26, 2018)|
|New Zealand vs India at Hamilton (February 5, 2020)|
|First-Class Debut||Karnataka vs Jharkhand at Mysore (November 7, 2013)|
|List-A Debut||Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu at Bengaluru (February 23, 2012)|
|T-20 Debut||Goa vs Karnataka at Hyderabad (October 14, 2010)|
Agarwal’s Cricket Career:
Mayank Agarwal started playing cricket after seeing Sachin Tendulkar. At the age of 18, he made his youth ODI debut for India against Australia in the year 2009. On his debut match, he hit 160 including 18 fours and 5 sixes off 142 balls. Then, in the next match of the same series, he scored 60 runs off just 37 balls.
Then, he played the 2009 Under-19 world cup where he scored only 167 runs in six matches, and also picked a wicket in the tournament. Later, on October 14, 2010, he made his T20 debut for Karnataka against Goa. Likewise, his previous debuts, he scored a fifty on his first T20 match. The next day, he scored another half-century against Andhra in the 2010 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
On February 23, 2012, he started his List A career for Karnataka from Vijay Hazare Trophy by playing against Tamil Nadu. In that season, he could only score 88 runs out of four matches.
Later, on November 7, 2013, he made his Ranji debut against Jharkhand at Mysore. He made 90 runs including 12 fours and a six off 144 balls in that match. He scored a total of 380 runs including two half-centuries in 2013-14 Ranji season.
The rise in Mayank’s cricket career:
On November 01, 2017, in his third match of the 2017-18 Ranji trophy, Agarwal hit not out 304 runs off 494 balls against Maharashtra. In the following match, against Delhi, he scored 176 runs in the first innings and 23 runs before getting bowled out by Navdeep Saini in the second innings.
Later, against Uttar Pradesh, Agarwal hit 90 runs in the first innings and 133 runs in the second innings. Agarwal finished that season with 1160 runs at an average of 105.45 including five centuries and two half-centuries. He was the leading run-scorer of that season too.
In 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mayank Agarwal hit three centuries and four half-centuries and became the leading run-scorer of the season with 723 runs. KS Bharat was on the second on that list with 390 runs. Subsequently, he was named in India’s B squad for the 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy.
After playing a lot of Domestic cricket, Agarwal made his international debut for India by playing the Test match against Australia in 2018. He made 76 runs in the first innings and 42 runs in the second innings. In the next Test, he opened the innings with his off-field friend KL Rahul and scored 77 runs in the match.
Later, he joined India’s 2019 world cup squad as a replacement for injured Vijay Shankar, however, he didn’t get the chance to play in any game. Later, in October 2019, he made his maiden Test century against South Africa, as he scored 215 runs off 371 balls. In the following Test, he scored 108 runs off 195 balls.
The same year, in 2019, Mayank Agarwal hit another double century but this time only against Bangladesh. He made 243 runs just off 330 balls including 28 fours and 8 sixes. Later, on February 5, 2020, he made his ODI debut against New Zealand at Hamilton where he scored 32 runs off 31 balls including 6 fours.
Agarwal’s Cricket stats:
Mayank Agarwal’s IPL Journey:
Firstly, Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) signed Mayank Agarwal for the IPL for 1 million for three years. He played for RCB from the 2011 IPL to 2013. He also played the 2011 Champions League Twenty-20 tournament for RCB. Mayank made his IPL debut against Kochi Tuskers Kerala where he scored 33 runs off 24 balls.
Mayank’s maiden IPL fifty came in the 2012 IPL season against Mumbai Indians. He was later signed by Delhi Capital for the next three seasons of IPL for a whopping 16 million INR. Interestingly, he played his first IPL match for DC against his then last year team RCB.
He scored his maiden fifty for Deccan Chargers in the 2015 IPL season. Later, he was transferred to RPS for IPL 2017, however, he got to play just three matches for them.
Later, KXIP signed him for the 2018 IPL season for 10 million and also got retained by the same team for the 2020 IPL.
|Mayank Agarwal's IPL Stats:|
Facts about Mayank Agarwal:
- Cricketer: Virender Sehwag
- Football team: Arsenal
- Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Transporter series.
- Book: Murphy’s ‘The Power of the Subconscious Mind’.
- KL Rahul is Mayank’s best friend.
- He practices Vipassana, a meditation technique, which is introduced by his father when he was 18.
- He is the second-fastest batsman after Vinod Kambli (5 innings) to score two double hundreds (12 innings).
- In 2018, he won the Madhavrao Scindia Award for the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy.
- He runs a lot in order to maintain his fitness.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Mayank Agarwal?
Ans: 29 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Mayank Agarwal?
Ans: 5ft. 9” (175 cm)
Q3: Who is the wife of Mayank Agarwal?
Ans: Mayank’s wife’s name is Aashita Sood.
Q4: Who is the father of Mayank Agarwal?
Ans: Anurag Agarwal, a Banglore based Businessman.
Q5: For how many teams Mayank Agarwal has ever played in IPL?
Ans: He has played for four IPL teams so far. Here’s the list-
- RCB (2011 – 2013)
- DC (2014 – 2016)
- RPS (2017)
- KXIP (2018 – present)
Social Media Accounts:
- Kane Williamson
- Shubman Gill
- Sanju Samson
- Varun Chakravarthy(Mystery Spinner)
- Riyan Parag Das
- Mithali Raj
- Leo Carter
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Yuzvendra Chahal
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