Mayank Agarwal has carved a niche for himself as a batsman who has delivered ever since his school days in Bishop Cotton Boys school Bangalore. His batting style modeled after his hero Virender Sehwag has bewildered many an opponent. Mayank’s father is prominent businessman Anurag Agarwal who heads Natural remedies, a $ 35 million company dealing with matters of healthcare.
|Full Name||Mayank Anurag Agarwal|
|Born In||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Bat Style||Right-handed bat|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Birth Date||16 February 1991|
|Net Worth||15 Crore to 25 Crore Rupees|
|Teams||Belagavi Panthers, Punjab XI Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant, Karnataka, Madras Cricket Club, South Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chemplast, Bellary Tuskers, Delhi Daredevils, Shamanur Davangere Diamonds, India national team, India A, India B, India C, India Red, India Blue, India Under-19, Indian Board President’s XI, Karnataka Under-19s, Karnataka State Cricket Association.|
As stated earlier, Mayank Agarwal’s father is Anurag Agarwal, while his mother is Savita Goyal Agarwal. In addition, Mayank has a brother known as Raj Kishan Agarwal, who is a former State player. Growing up, Mayank was able to afford only the finest due to the affluence of their family. He attended Bishop Cotton Boys School, then Jain University, where he was teammates with K L Rahul and Karun Nair.
Mayank was initially pigeonholed as a limited-overs specialist, but he diversified in List A, T20 and even played in the Ranji trophy. However, he has participated in almost all cricket formats.
Mayank has been in the final XI in 15 Test matches, but he is yet to play an innings.
Mayank has always been a prolific batsman ever since his days at Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore. He continued with this fine form, playing at the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, where he struck an impressive 432 runs at an average of 54 in five matches. At 18 years, he struck a match-winning 160 against Australia at Hobart in an Under-19 One Dayer. He was so outstanding that he was named the Man of the Series in the Karnataka Premier League in 2010
During the 2017-2018 Ranji trophy pitting Karnataka against Maharashtra, Mayank struck a whopping triple century (304 not out). This feat achieved in November 2017 was the fiftieth triple century achieved in first-class cricket in India. In the same month, he also smashed 1,000 runs in first-class cricket, eventually topping the list of most runs with 1160 runs in the tournament.
In January 2018, Mayank made his debut in the IPL (Indian Premier League) when he was bought by Punjab XI kings (now Punjab Kings). He also participated in the List A tournament, the 2018-2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he emerged the leading run-scorer with 723 runs in 8 matches.
During last year’s IPL edition held in the UAE, Mayank smashed his first century for Punjab XI Kings in their match against Rajasthan Royals on 27 September 2020. However, Agarwal’s gallant efforts were not enough to secure victory for his team at Sharjah Cricket Ground. He scored 106 off 50 balls. His total tally for IPL 2020 was 4242 runs in 11 matches at an average of 38.54
Mayank Agarwal was named to the Test squad for the West Indies Series in September 2018, but he did not get to play. In December 2018, he was a late replacement in the Test squad against Australia after Privthi Shaw acquired an ankle injury. On 26 December, he made his Test debut, scoring 76 runs in his first innings.
He was added to the Indian squad for the 2019 cricket World Cup replacing injured Vijay Shankar.
Mayank made his ODI debut on 5 February 2020 against New Zealand. He scored his 1,000 Test run in his first Test match against Australia on 19 December 2020. He became the third-fastest Indian batsman to reach this milestone in the Test format of cricket.
In June 2018, Mayank was conferred the Madhavrao Scindia Award For The Highest Run-Scorer In Ranji Trophy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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