Today the Rajasthan Royals gave a debut cap to the impressive fast bowler Kartik Tyagi. After his memorable show in the U-19 world cup in South Africa, the Royals acquired him in the auctions. Before IPL 2020 in the auctions, the Royals earned the services of Tyagi for a hefty Rs. 1.30 crores.
The express fast bowler is known for his aggressive style and never give up attitude. He instantly impressed one another when he took the ball against Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi. Tyagi in his very first over scalped the wicket of South Africa’s white-ball skipper, Quinton de Kock, with a sharp bouncer.
He also troubled Rohit Sharma with his raw pace and held his own with the ball during the batting powerplay.
Here are some unknown facts about the talented Kartik Tyagi:
1. Kartik Tyagi1 was born on November 8, 200 in Hapur a town situated in Uttar Pradesh. From a very young age, Tyagi was fascinated with fast bowling and always wanted the bowl fast. He likes to swing the ball both way with pace and also likes bowling yorkers to pick up wickets.
2. Kartik Tyagi made his first-class debut in 2017 against Railways at the age of just 16 years. 4 months later after his impressive show, he made his List A debut against Delhi in 2018. He has so far played 8 List A matches in which he has picked 9 wickets at an average of 29.
3. It was the U-19 world cup earlier this year which completely changed the life of Kartik Tyagi. On the bouncy surfaces of South African, he impressed everyone with the control he had on his line and length. The teenage sensation played an integral role in taking India to the finals of the world cup.
4. Kartik Tyagi was the second-highest wicket-taker in the U-19 world cup. In the 6 matches he worked, he picked 11 wickets in the tournament. In the quarter-final against Australia, he helped India defend an extremely low total and had match figures of 4-24. For his magical performance in the knockout match, he was awarded the man of the match.
5. Kartik Tyagi idolises former great Australia fast bowler Brett Lee. He has completely modelled his bowling action and run-up by watching Brett Lee. Much like Lee, he also doesn’t hesitate to celebrate his wickets in style and lets everyone take notice.