Anuj Rawat(born 17 October 1999) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Delhi in Domestic Cricket and plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
|Full Name||Anuj Rawat|
|Date of Birth||17 October 1999|
|Birth Place||Village Rooppur, Ram Nagar, Uttarakhand|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||167 cm|
5’ 6” Inches
|Teams||Delhi, India U19, Rajasthan Royals|
|Anuj Rawat IPL team||Rajasthan Royals|
|Debut||First Class Debut|
Assam vs Delhi at Delhi on October 06, 2017
List A Debut:
Delhi vs Baroda at Vadodara on October 04, 2019
Jharkhand vs Delhi at Mulapadu on February 21, 2019
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 02, 2021
|Career Turning Point||His performance in the U-19 circuit and domestic season earned him an IPL contract with Rajasthan Royals.|
|School||Bal Bhavan International School|
|College||The University of Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Virendra Pal Singh|
Mother- Name not known
Brother- Prashant Rawat
|Hobbies||Working out at the gym|
|Favourite Cricketers||Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni|
Anuj Rawat made his first-class debut for Delhi against Assam on October 6, 2017. He made his mark in the first innings of the match itself by scoring 71 runs and was brilliant behind the stumps as well. In 2019-20, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Rawat played a brilliant knock of 88 runs against Saurashtra and proved his worth in the shortest format as well.
His first-class record is also impressive. Rawat has scored 925 runs so far in his 19 appearances. The youngster also has a good enough record in T20s and List A as well averaging a decent 26 and 35 respectively. His impressive performances in the domestic circuit also earned him an IPL contract with Rajasthan Royals. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the youngster goes on to play for the national team very soon.
Anuj Rawat IPL Career
Anuj Rawat was picked up by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 IPL Season on the basis of his performances in the U-19 and Domestic Circuit. The Royals picked him for INR 80 Lakhs in the player auction. He did not play a single game in the 2020 IPL due to the likes of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson already present in the top order.
He finally got his opportunity in the 2021 IPL Season and made his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 5th May 2021 but did not get the opportunity to bat as the top order performed brilliantly. Anuj Rawat is surely a player to watch out for the Rajasthan Royals in the coming years and the youngster will also look to make his mark on the big stage.
Lesser-Known Facts about Anuj Rawat
- Anuj Rawat was born in a middle-class family in a small village of Uttarakhand
- He used to travel to a small cricket academy which was few kilometers away from his hometown
- His Coach advised Anuj’s father to shift to Delhi for better cricket facilities
- In spite of their family’s weak financial condition, they continued to fund his cricket training
- Rawat’s struggles finally paid off after he represented Delhi in a first-class game against Assam on 6 October 2017.
- Anuj Rawat was also part of the India U-19 team that emerged victorious in the 2018 Asia Cup
- Anuj Rawat was picked up by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 IPL Season for INR 80 Lakhs