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Nishant Sindhu Biography – U19 Cricketer | Career Path

Nishant Sindhu Biography: Born in Haryana, the son of a former state-level boxer Nishant Sindhu choose his profession as cricket right after the day India won the ODI World Cup in 2011 under MS Dhoni‘s captaincy.

At the age of 3, it was his father who discovered his left-handed stance when he threw a ball towards him.

Sindhu came to the limelight when he scored 290 runs and bagged 24 wickets for Haryana in the U-14 Dhruv Pandove Trophy held in Patiala in 2017.

Nishant Sindhu Biography – Overview

Name Nishant Sunil Kumar Sindhu
Date of Birth April 09, 2004
Hometown Rohtak, Haryana
Father – Sunil Kumar
Mother – Vandana
Siblings – Will Update Soon
Martial Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Unknown
Nationality India
Professional Cricketer
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Slow left-arm orthodox
Teams Played India Under-19, India A Under-19, Haryana U-19, India F Under-19
Domestic Debut
FC – Haryana vs Tripura at Delhi – February 17 – 20, 2022
List A – Kerala vs Haryana at Alur – November 12, 2022
T20 – Haryana vs Services at Mullanpur – October 11, 2022
IPL Not Yet Played
International Debut
Test – Not Yet Played
ODI – Not Yet Played
T20I – Not Yet Played

Nishant Sindhu Biography

  • Nishant Sindhu’s father Sunil Kumar is a former state-level boxer.
  • Kumar was a state-level boxer for Haryana, but the lack of support from the family forced him to hang his boxing gloves.
  • His father was surprised when 3-year-old Nishant Sindhu jumps in joy when India, under MS Dhoni, won the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.
  • The following day, he gifted him a plastic bat, which was when he discovered another facet about his son that he is a left-handed player.
  • Kumar always wanted his son to follow in his footstep, but Sindhu never showed any interest in boxing.
  • In 2011, the day after India won the ODI World Cup, he hesitantly told his father that he wanted to play cricket.

Nishant Sindhu Cricket Career

  • Kumar enrolled Nishant into Shri Ram Narain Cricket Academy, run by a former Haryana first-class cricketer and coach, Ashwani Kumar.
  • Sindhu came to the limelight when he scored 290 runs and bagged 24 wickets for Haryana in the U-14 Dhruv Pandove Trophy held in Patiala in 2017.
  • He was immediately fast-tracked into the Haryana U-16 team, and in the 2017-18 Vijay Merchant Trophy, he scored 280 runs and took 16 wickets.
  • His best comes out in the 2018-19 Vijay Merchant Trophy, where Sindhu amassed 572 runs and bagged 23 wickets. It was under his captaincy that Haryana defeated Jharkhand in the final to lift the tile.
  • The Vijay Merchant Trophy success helped him get a call-up from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
  • In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic raged on, and Sindhu, like hundreds of young aspiring cricketers in India, was left disappointed.
  • But his father who motivated him since his childhood made a makeshift gym on his terrace and requested his friend, Anand Maiana, a fitness trainer, to spare some time for his son.
  • In 2021, the spin-bowling all-rounder Nishant Sindhu leads Haryana in U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy and went on to win the tournament which is their first U-19 title in 19 years.
      • Haryana didn’t lose a single game in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and Sindhu managed to make an impact both with the bat and ball.
      • Apart from scoring 299 runs at 37.38, the left-arm spinner also scalped 12 wickets at a stunning average of 13.16.
  • Chennai Super Kings(CSK) bought him for 60 Lakhs in IPL 2023 Auction.
2020-21 U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy winner
Nishant Sindhu leads Haryana to win 2020-21 U-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy
  • In November 2021, Nishant Sindhu was named in India U19 A squad for the BCCI’s triangular series which also features the Bangladesh U19 team.
  • Nishant Sindhu was selected for the India U-19 for the Asia Cup and U19 World Cup 2022 squad not as a skipper but as a team player.
      • In ICC U19 WC 2022, he went on to captain India in two games against Ireland and Uganda following a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
      • With captain Yash Dhull and vice-captain Shaik Rasheed both in isolation, VVS Laxman and Co. passed the captaincy badge to Nishant Sindhu.
      • Later, Nishant Sindhu also tested positive and had to miss the quarter-final clash against Bangladesh.
      • Nishant recovered from COVID-19 and joined the squad for the semifinals against Australia.

Nishant Sindhu Batting Stats

FORMAT Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s 4s 6s
FC 12 726 142 38.21 62.69 2 3 89 13
List A 7 110 39 22 98.21 0 0 11 4
T20 8 90 42 12.85 107.14 0 0 4 5

Nishant Sindhu Bowling Stats

FORMAT Mat Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
FC 12 25 4/57 6/63 36.2 3.63 59.8 1 0 0
List A 7 5 3/34 3/34 36.6 5.08 43.2 0 0 0
T20 8 5 3/15 3/15 19.2 6.00 19.2 0 0 0
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