Anuj Rawat is a professional Indian cricketer. He represented Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020.
Anuj Rawat was born on Sunday, 17 October 1999 (age 21 years; as of 2020) in Rooppur, a small village in Uttarakhand. The Statesman Due to the lack of cricket training facilities around his native village, Anuj moved to Delhi in 2011. He enrolled at Bal Bhavan International School in New Delhi. After a couple of years, Anuj joined the West Delhi Cricket Academy, run by Indian captain Virat Kohli’s coach Rajkumar Sharma, and thereafter, he never looked back.
Height (approx): 5′ 6″
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Black
On 6 October 2017, Anuj Rawat made his first-class cricket debut for Delhi in a 2017-18 Ranji Trophy match against Assam. He scored 71 runs in his maiden inning. He has played matches for India A and India Under-19 cricket teams. He was also a part of the India U-19 team that won the Asia Cup 2018.
On 21 February 2019, he made his T20 debut for Delhi in a 2019-20 Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Mulapadu. The same year, on 4 October 2019, he played his first List A match in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy against Vadodara. Then came a steep rise in his career when the Rajasthan Royals bought the young wicketkeeper-batsman, Anuj Rawat, for INR 80 lakhs ahead of the IPL 2020.
- Anuj Rawat’s father also used to play cricket during his young days, and he wanted to fulfil his dream of playing for India through Anuj. Remembering his old days, Anuj’s father said,
I used to play cricket in my young days, and it was my dream that my son should play cricket. When Anuj was small, he used to hold the cricket bat straight. His coach Satish Pokhriyal advised that if I want my son to play professional cricket, I should train him in New Delhi.”
- Despite their weak financial condition, Anuj’s family managed to provide him with all the facilities required to carry on his cricket training.