MI vs RR: India U-19 World Cup star Kartik Tyagi joins Priyam Garg and Yashasvi Jaiswal, makes IPL debut

Kartik Tyagi, who made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, showed great application to bowl a bouncer and dismiss Quinton de Kock in his 1st over for Rajasthan Royals.

Kartik Tyagi made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tyagi rose to fame through his performances in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year
  • Tyagi made a starring debut as he struck in his first over of IPL
  • Kartik Tyagi was roped in by the Royals for Rs 1.3 crore in the player auction

India Under-19 pacer Kartik Tyagi joined his former teammates Priyam Garg, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravi Bishnoi as he was handed his IPL debut cap for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Tyagi made a starring debut as he struck in his first over of IPL to dismiss Mumbai Indians opener Quinton de Kock for 23. Kartik banged it short as de Kock was not able to control his shot and got a top-edge which was held by Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

Tyagi rose to fame through his performances in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year, where he snapped 11 wickets including a game-changing 4/24 against Australia in the quarterfinal. Kartik Tyagi was roped in by the Royals for Rs 1.3 crore in the player auction in December last year.

Kartik made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in their Ranji match against Railways back in 2017, at the age of 16. However, the Hapur-born developed a couple of injuries that turned detrimental in his career. To add to his agony, his father had to sell 2.5 acres of farming land in village Dhanora, West UP. Kartik even sustained a side strain before the World Cup but recovered in time.

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Built with a wiry and tall frame, Tyagi’s forte lies in the pace he generates with the ball. With his love for pace, it is no surprise that Tyagi has grown up idolizing former Australia tearaway quick Brett Lee.

“I was in awe of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s ability to swing it right during his dream spell on debut against Pakistan in 2012. But I love watching Brett Lee’s videos. He had finished playing when I took up cricket but everything is online. I like the way he bowled consistently at that pace and swung it too,” Tyagi had said.





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