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Raj Bawa Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Chandigarh
Age: 17 Years
Height: 5' 7"

Raj Bawa

Bio/Wiki
Full nameRajangad Bawa [1]Raj Bawa - Instagram
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman and Bowler)
Famous forHolding the record for the highest individual score by an Indian in the U19 World Cup at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago in 2022
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 2 December 2021 against Bangladesh at Kolkata
Jersey Number# 12 (India)
Domestic/State TeamChandigarh
Coach/MentorSukhwinder Bawa
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm fast-medium
RecordHe made 162 runs on 108 balls in the Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup match against Uganda. It became the highest individual score by an Indian batter in the U19 World Cup and surpassed Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan's record who scored 155 runs against Scotland in the 2004 tournament.
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 November 2004 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021) 17 Years
BirthplaceNahan, Himachal Pradesh
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownChandigarh
SchoolDAV Public School, Chandigarh
HobbiesTravelling, Partying
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Sukhwinder Singh Bawa (Cricket coach)
Raj Bawa with his father
Mother- Not Known
Other RelativesGrandfather: Tarlochan Singh Bawa (Hockey player)
A photo frame of Raj (as a kid) with his grandfather
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CricketerYuvraj Singh
Raj Bawa

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raj Bawa

  • Raj Bawa is an Indian cricketer who is known for making the record of the highest individual score of 162 runs by an Indian in the U19 Cricket World Cup at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago on 23 January 2022. He made a partnership with Angkrish Raghuvanshi who scored 144 runs.

    Raj and Angkrish Raghuvanshi on the pitch

    Raj and Angkrish Raghuvanshi on the pitch

  • Before him, the same record was made by Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan who scored 155 runs against Scotland in the 2004 tournament.
  • In the U19 Cricket World Cup 2022, he took four wickets against South Africa in the first match of the World Cup Tournament.

    Raj while bowling in a match

    Raj while bowling in a match

  • While he was growing up, he was more interested in dance and theatre. According to him, his love for cricket started when he visited Dharamshala stadium with his father.
  • His father saw him bowling for the first time at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurugram. He was eleven years old at that time and took five wickets in the first match.
  • Raj’s grandfather, Tarlochan Singh Bawa, was a member of the Indian Hockey team that won the 1948 Olympic Games in the United Kingdom. In an interview, he talked about his grandfather and said,

    I don’t have many fond memories of my grandfather because I was a kid when he died. But I have heard his stories from my grandmother and my father, which will stay with me forever.”

  • His father Sukhvinder Bawa is a coach of many Indian cricket players like Yuvraj Singh and pacer VRV Singh. His father used to play hockey for Haryana junior team and in 1988, he was even selected for the India U-19 camp but due to a slipped disc injury, at the age of 22, he became a coach. In an interview, Raj talked about his father and said,

    My father knew about my cricket. He somehow knew that fast bowling came naturally to me, so he wanted to focus on my batting. Initially, I was focused only on batting and started bowling off-spin.”

  • Raj bowls with his right arm but is a left-handed batsman. In an interview, he said that he changed his batting stance after watching Yuvraj Singh. He idolises Yuvraj and has the same jersey number as his. In an interview, he talked about this and said,

    I picked up No 12 because of several reasons. My late grandfather’s birthday is on February 12. My idol Yuvraj also used to wear jersey No 12, as his birthday is on December 12. I celebrate my birthday on November 12.”

    Raj as a child with Yuvraj Singh

    Raj as a child with Yuvraj Singh

  • The BCCI tweeted about Raj’s performance in the Cricket World Cup 2022 and wrote.

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