Priya Punia is an Indian cricket who belongs to Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is a right- hand batsman who majorly plays for Delhi Women, India Green Women, and Supernovas. Recently, in December 2018, she was got selected in Indian’s squad for their series against New Zealand. She is a right arm medium bowler and right-hand batswoman.
Name: Priya Surender Punia
Jersey Number: #5
Test Debut: N/A
ODI Debut: vs New Zealand Women at Bengaluru, Jun 28, 2015
Major Teams: India A Women, India Green Women, India Women, and Trailblazers
Priya is known as the ‘Most Beautiful Indian Women Cricketer’ and also referred to as the rising star of women in cricket in India. She was born on August 6, 1996, in a middle-class family. Her father, Surendra Punia is a head clerk in the Indian Survey Department of Jaipur and her mother is a housewife. She has a younger brother named Raul Punia who is also a cricketer.
She has done graduation in commerce from Jesus and Mary College of Delhi. She was trained by Rajkumar Sharma for seven long years in Delhi. After she moved Delhi to Jaipur, her real-life struggle really begun. Her problems were not only limited to practice facilities in Jaipur but on arriving in Jaipur she was shaken by Jaundice and then three months later, she suffered a fractured thumb. But then his father came up as her supporter and took up the role of mentor as well as her coach.
Father: Surendra Punia
Brother: Rahul Punia
She started her cricket training at the tender age of seven under the guidance of coach Rajkumar Sharma who was also Virat Kohli coach. She played her first cricket match for Delhi women’s team against Hyderbad in 2016. It was a T20I match which was organized in Bangalore.
She then played the senior women’s one-day ODI series held in Banglore for Delhi Women’s team. In that series, she scored spectacular 407 runs in eight matches at an average of 50.00.
Priya made her international debut against Australia in Mumbai in the year 2018. SHe has proven time and time again that what a fabulous she is. Her passion and consistent performance got her selected for New Zealand tour in 2019.
Date of Birth: 6th August 1996
Priya Punia Age (as on May 2020): 24 Years
Birth Place: Churu, Rajgard
School/College: Jesus & Mary College, Delhi
Qualification: Graduation in Commerce
Coach/Mentor: Rajkumar Sharma
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Priya Punia Height: 5′ 4′
Weight: 57 kg
Eye colour: Black
Hair colour: Black
Marital Status: Unmarried
Priya Punia Boyfriend: N/A
Once a highly ranked BCCI official, said he could help her find a place in the Indian team. Priya’s father was informed secretly that a word from top official would ensure Priya’s place in the team. Priya refused this and opted out stating that, ” “There is no satisfaction in getting into the team on a recommendation.”