|Full Name||Priyam Garg|
|Date of Birth||30 November 2000|
|Birth Place||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||175 cm
5′ 9″ Feet
|Teams||India C, India Green, India U-19, India U-23, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh U-14,
Uttar Pradesh U-16, Uttar Pradesh U-19, Indian Board President's XI.
|Coach/Mentor||Ashwini Sharma, Sanjay Rastogi, and Kanhaiyalal Tejwani|
|Family||Father - Naresh Garg
Mother- Late Shri Kusum Devi
Brothers - Shivam, and One brother name is not known.
Sisters – Pooja, Jyoti, Reeshu (3 Sisters)
Born in a middle-class family of a vague village Quila Parikshitgarh, Priyam Garg was always an obedient child to Naresh and Kusum.
His father Naresh served the government by being employed at the Department of Health and Social Care as a driver. Priyam has a beautiful family of five siblings– 2 brothers and 3 sisters- Jyoti, Pooja, and Reshu. His elder brother Shivam is a hardworking pharmacist. Priyam is the youngest of all his siblings.
The family struggled really hard to fulfil their basic needs. They could not afford the little luxuries like owning a television, which is why all the kids would run to the nearby paan shop to watch it. Since the family was financially unstable, his father Naresh would often do odd jobs to make both ends meet. He would distribute newspapers, sell milk and do heavy chores like load goods in the truck to earn a little sum.
Priyam Garg Early Career
At the age of 6, Priyam developed a keen interest in the game of Cricket. His father always motivated him to hone his cricket skills.
At 8, he made him enrol at Victoria Park Cricket Training Ground, which was 40 kilometres away from his hometown. Priyam would travel daily by bus along with one of his siblings. Amongst all the miseries, Naresh would still somehow manage to pay Priyam’s cricket training fees. He once rented money from one of his friends to buy a cricket kit for Priyam.
In 2011, while Priyam was just 11, his mother Kusum passed away, leaving him completely shattered and grief-stricken. The anguished Priyam decided to leave cricket and work to support his family. However, his father still motivated him to pursue his passion.
Later Priyam got highly focused and left his education to concentrate on his cricket career.
Priyam Garg Stats
Stats as of 15 May 2020:
|Match||Innings||Runs||Strike Rate||Hundreds||The Fifties||Average||High Score|
- November 2018- Priyam made his first-class debut for UP in 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.
- August 2019 – The boy got selected in India Green Team Squad- 2019-20 Duleep Trophy.
- October 2019 – Garg became a part of India C’s Squad – 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy.
- December 2019 – He got appointed as Captain Indian Team – 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
- Garg played exceptionally well at the Ranji season with a huge 814 runs, which is recorded to be the second-highest for Uttar Pradesh.
- Priyam scored his maiden double century against Tripura in December 2018.
- With a base price of INR 20 lacs, Priyam was auctioned to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for INR 1.9 crores at IPL 2020. While his Under-19 teammate Yashasvi Jaiswal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 2.40 Crores in 2020 IPL auction.
Lesser-known facts about Priyam Garg
- Priyam is extremely fond of the popular game – Chess. He spends his vacant time playing the master moves of chess.
- The young lad played with tennis balls in the local tournaments and tried to imitate the strokes of Master Blaster – Sachin Tendulkar.
- His initial desire was to become a bowler, but on his coach’s advice, he trained to be a batsman.
- Priyam dreams to meet Sachin and wear the blue colours of the Indian Cricket Team.
- He has remarkable hand-eye coordination and hits wonderful shots off-side.
- Former Indian Cricketer, Rahul Dravid is head over heels for Priyam’s resilience in the game.
- After getting selected to the UP team, Priyam was coached by Suresh Raina who taught him about the freedom of expression and the importance of discipline in life.
- Priyam was trained at the same ground as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Praveen Kumar.
- He owes his cricket success to Sachin Tendulkar.
- The budding cricketer adores Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara for their patience on the field.
- The obedient son’s biggest regret in life is that his deceased mother could not watch him as a Captain.