Indian cricketer, Priyam Garg made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was selected in the India Green team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy in August 2019. He got his name registered in India C’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019. He was named as the captain of India’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2019.
Priyam is pursuing cricket at the age of 6 years and joined the Victoria Park cricket training ground in Meerut at the age of 8. Priyam belongs to a financially weak family who could not afford a television to watch cricket. His father did all the hard work such as selling milk, driving vans, loading goods in trucks, and delivering newspapers in order to support Priyam’s cricket training. Garg worked on his batting skills and also admired India’s two fast bowlers of India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Praveen Kumar as they were trained from the same cricket ground.
Suresh Raina had also trained him when he selected in the Uttar Pradesh team.
According to reports, Garg was also in line to be selected in India’s U-19 team in the year 2018 but was not selected due to a drop in the form. Later, in 2019 he made his way to the Team.
Name: Priyam Kumar Garg
Nickname: Priyam Garg
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Famous For: Being the captain of India’s Under-19 Cricket Team
Height (approx.): 175 cm (5’ 9”)
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 30 November 2000
Age (as on July 2019): 19 years 1 month
Birth Place: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
School: Did Not Attend
College: Did Not Attend
Father: Naresh Garg
Mother: Kusum Devi (Deceased)
Brother: Shivam (Elder)
Address: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
First-Class: Uttar Pradesh vs Goa at Kanpur on 1 November 2018
List A: Uttar Pradesh vs Saurashtra at Delhi on 19 September 2018
T20: Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra at Delhi on 21 February 2019
Jersey Number: 11
Major Teams: India Under-19s, Uttar Pradesh Under-14s, Uttar Pradesh Under-16s, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s
Hobbies: Playing Chess
Favourite Cricketers: NA
Favourite Sportspersons: NA
Marital Status: Single
Priyam’s mother was passed away when he was 11 years old due to terminal illness. He wanted to quit his passion and work to support his family. His father motivated to keep playing. At one point, he even sold the newspaper. As the star has grabbed enough attention with his skills, we know all of the family’s struggle will pay off!