Priyam Garg Biography – From playing cricket at 6 to leading a team at the World Cup!
Priyam Garg was born on the 30th of November, 2000, in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. His father Naresh Garg is a School van driver, his late mother’s name was Kusum Devi.
Priyam has three elder sisters named Pooja Garg, Reshu Garg, and Jyoti Garg and one elder brother, Shivam Garg. Two of his sisters are related to the medical field and the other one is doing preparation for some exam.
Early Life of Priyam Garg:
Priyam started playing cricket at the age of 6. He was so good at that time that people around him start telling his father to make him join a cricket academy for proper training. But his family’s financial conditions were not so good, so his father did some odd things like milk selling. Even, at one point his father started newspaper distribution work in order to pay for his son’s expenses.
So, somehow, he got admitted to a cricket academy in Meerut where he started playing cricket under the guidance of Sanjay Rastogi. Later, at the age of 12, he got selected for UP Under-14s state team in which he scored a half-century on his debut series.
Meanwhile, in 2011, unfortunately, his mother died due to a disease. His mother really wanted him to play for India. Even, when his father was not supportive of him playing cricket, his mother had always believed in him. It made him so miserable that he stopped playing cricket for a while.
However, his father and the coach convinced him to continue his cricket practice. He then played for UP Under-16s before joining the Under-19s team.
Priyam Garg Biography:
|Priyam Garg's Profile:|
|Full Name||Priyam Kumar Jaiswal|
|Date of Birth||November 30, 2000|
|Age||19 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Quila Parikshitgarh, Meerut, UP, India|
|Family & Relationships:|
School Van Driver
|Mother||Kusum Devi (Died in 2011)|
|Siblings||3 sisters (Jyoti, Reshu & Pooja Garg) and 1 brother (Shivam Garg)|
|Coach||Ashwani Sharma & Sanjay Rastogi|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Major Teams||India Under-19s, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s, Uttar Pradesh Under-16s, Uttar Pradesh Under-14s|
|First-Class Debut||Uttar Pradesh vs Goa at Kanpur (November 1, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh at Delhi (September 19, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh at Delhi (February 21, 2019)|
Priyam Garg’s Cricket Career:
On December 18, 2016, he made his Youth ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at Under-19s Asia Cup 2016. Priyam Garg’s 32 not out and Shubmans Gill’s 78 runs led India to win that match by 6 wickets. Garg was also part of the final of the Asia Cup in which he bowled out for just 5 runs, however, India won the title.
On September 19, 2018, he started his List-A career for Uttar Pradesh opposite Saurashtra. He scored 38 runs off 38 balls in the match. A month later, he made his First-Class debut against Goa, and also scored a century on the debut match.
Ahead of England Tri-Nation Series, he was named as the captain of the India Under-19s team in 2019. And then, on July 24, he made his maiden Youth ODI hundred in England Tri-Nation Series against Bangladesh, as he scored 100* off 97 balls. He then hit his maiden fifty against England in the same series.
Later, in the final of the series, Garg was one of the four Indian batsmen including Jaiswal who scored a fifty-plus score in the final, which ultimately led the Indian side to win the series. He also led the winning side in the 2020 South Africa Quadrangular Series.
ICC Under-19s World Cup:
In December 2019, he was named as captain of the Indian side for the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup. On January 19, 2020, he played his first-ever world cup match against Sri Lanka. Garg made his maiden fifty on his debut alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel.
He didn’t get the chance to bat in the next two matches. Later, in the quarter-final against Australia, he did get the chance to bat but bowled out at a score of 5. However, half-centuries from Atharva Ankolekar and Jaiswal led the team to reach the semi-final. Later, in the sem-final match against Pakistan, he didn’t get the chance to play but once again Jaiswal’s superb inning of 105* led the team to reach into the finals against Bangladesh. However, he couldn’t manage to lead his team to win the world cup.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) signed Priyam Garg for the 2020 IPL for whopping 1.9 crores. He made his debut for SRH on September 22, 2020, against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He scored his maiden fifty (51* off 26 balls) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Facts about Priyam Garg:
- He idolizes Sachin Tendulkar.
- Initially, he started playing cricket as a fast bowler, but his coach advised him to focus on batting.
- He used to watch cricket matches in the nearby shops, as his family couldn’t afford a TV then.
- Garg has scored two double centuries in Under-16s, Under-19s, and Ranji Trophy so far.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the height of Priyam Garg?
Ans: 5ft. 9” (175 cm)
Q2: What is the age of Priyam Garg?
Ans: 19 years (in 2020)
Q3: Who is the father of Priyam Garg?
Ans: Naresh Garg
Q4: Where is the hometown of Priyam Garg?
Ans: Quila Parikshitgarh, Meerut, UP, India.
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