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Sameer Rizvi Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 20 Years
Height: 5' 10"
Hometown: Meerut

Sameer Rizvi

Bio/Wiki
NicknameRight-handed Suresh Raina
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutDid not play
Jersey Number• #7 (India Under-19)
Sameer Rizvi jersey number 7 for India Under-19
• #7 (Kanpur Superstars in UP T20 League)
Sameer Rizvi's jersey number 7 for Kanpur Superstars in the UP T20 League
Domestic/State TeamFirst Class/List A/T20

• Uttar Pradesh Under-14 (2014-16)
• Uttar Pradesh Under-16 (2016-19)
• Uttar Pradesh Under-19 (2018-20)
• Uttar Pradesh (2019-present)
• Uttar Pradesh Under-23 (2023)

Club Cricket

• SG Cantt (2020)
• Vats Sport (2021)

UP T20 League

• Kanpur Superstars (2023)

Indian Premier League (IPL)

• Chennai Super Kings (CSK) (2024)

Other Teams

• India Under-19 B (2018-19)
• India Under-19 A (2019-20)
• India Under-19 (2019)
Coaches/Mentors• Tankeeb Akhtar
• Sunil Joshi
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 December 2003 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)20 Years
BirthplaceLoiya, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownMeerut
SchoolJP Academy, Meerut
College/UniversityDid not attend
Educational Qualification10th standard [1]Facebook - Sameer Rizvi
ReligionIslam [2]Instagram - Sameer Rizvi
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHe is single.
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Haseen Rizvi (Property Dealer)
Sameer Rizvi (wearing cap) with his father and elder brother
Mother- Ruksana Rizvi (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- 1
• Afseen Rizvi (Elder)
Sameer Rizvi with his father and elder brother (right to left)
Sister- 2 (Elder)
• Naba Rizvi
Sameer Rizvi's sister, Naba Rizvi
Other RelativesMaternal Uncle- Tankeeb Akhtar (Cricketer cum coach)
Favourites
CricketerMahendra Singh Dhoni

Sameer Rizvi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sameer Rizvi

  • Sameer Rizvi is an Indian cricketer. He represented Uttar Pradesh in several domestic tournaments and Kanpur Superstars in the UP T20 League. In 2023, he went viral after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) acquired him in the IPL auction for the 2024 edition.
  • After Sameer was born in Loiya village of Meerut, his family moved to the Lal Kurti area of Meerut. Sameer used to visit stadiums to watch the matches of his maternal uncle, Tankeeb Akhtar, which inspired him to play cricket. Tankeeb later trained Sameer.

    A childhood photo of Sameer Rizvi

    A childhood photo of Sameer Rizvi

  • Although his father did not support Sameer initially, he later supported Sameer’s decision to play cricket. Before Sameer made his Ranji debut, his father suffered a brain haemorrhage.

    Sameer Rizvi with his father

    Sameer Rizvi with his father

  • In 2014, he started playing for Uttar Pradesh Under-14 and went on to play for Under-16 and Under-19 teams. He also played in local and corporate cricket tournaments. In the 2021 Guts N Glory Corporate League, he scored 126 runs in 48 deliveries.

    Sameer Rizvi when he used to play for Uttar Pradesh Under-14

    Sameer Rizvi when he used to play for Uttar Pradesh Under-14

  • In the 2019-20 domestic season, he made his debut for Uttar Pradesh and went on to play in several tournaments.

    Sameer Rizvi when he used to play for Uttar Pradesh in Ranji Trophy

    Sameer Rizvi when he used to play for Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy

  • In 2019, Sameer Rizvi played for India Under-19 in an international series.

    Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sameer Rizvi, Dhruv Jurel, Ravi Bishnoi, and Shubhang Hegde (Left to right) when Sameer was in India Under-19 team

    Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sameer Rizvi, Dhruv Jurel, Ravi Bishnoi, and Shubhang Hegde (Left to right) when Sameer was in India Under-19 team

  • Before the IPL Auction for the 2024 season, Sameer wanted to give trials for IPL; however, he was named as the captain of the Uttar Pradesh Under-23 tournament for the BCCI’s Under-23 one-day tournament. His coach, Sunil Joshi, explained to Sameer that he could earn a name by playing well in the tournament instead of just giving the trials. Sameer later hit 454 runs in 7 matches of the Under-23 tournament.

    Sameer Rizvi with Under-23 coach, Satish Jai (right)

    Sameer Rizvi with Under-23 coach, Satish Jai (right)

  • In the inaugural season of the UP T20 League in 2023, he emerged as the highest runscorer for Kanpur Superstars. In 10 matches, he scored 455 runs at an average of 50.56 and a strike rate of 188.8. He earned a reputation as a pinch hitter by hitting the maximum number of sixes (35) in the tournament. He made the highest individual score (122 runs) and fastest century of the tournament.

    Sameer Rizvi playing for Kanpur Superstars in the 2023 UP T20 League

    Sameer Rizvi playing for Kanpur Superstars in the 2023 UP T20 League

  • In BCCI’s 2023 Men’s Under-23 State A tournament, he captained the Uttar Pradesh Under-23 team and led them to win the tournament by scoring 84 runs off 50 balls in the final. He also hit the maximum number of sixes (37) in the tournament.

    Sameer Rizvi with the trophy after winning the 2023 Men’s Under-23 State A tournament

    Sameer Rizvi with the trophy after winning the 2023 Men’s Under-23 State A tournament

  • Rizvi was expected to be auctioned off for a high price due to such hard-hitting performances. In the 2024 IPL auction, he was acquired by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for Rs 8.40 crores against his base price of Rs 20 lakh. [3]IPL

    Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Instagram post after acquiring Sameer Rizvi for the 2024 IPL season

    Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Instagram post after acquiring Sameer Rizvi for the 2024 IPL season

  • After the 2024 IPL auction, Sameer’s father said that the person behind the success of Sameer was his maternal uncle and first coach, Tankeeb. When Tankeeb was asked about the reason behind Sameer’s success, he said that Sameer worked very hard to make his aspirations come true. Sameer said that he wanted to perform well for CSK under Mahendra Singh Dhoni so that he could play for India at the earliest.

    Sameer Rizvi with his maternal uncle, Tankeeb Akhtar (left)

    Sameer Rizvi with his maternal uncle, Tankeeb Akhtar (left)

  • Sameer’s batting position varies from number 4 to 7 in the middle order.
  • He once talked about the former Uttar Pradesh and Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina, and said that Suresh once gave his goggles to Sameer as he was impressed with Sameer’s dedication while fielding in a match.

    Sameer Rizvi with Suresh Raina (right) wearing Raina's goggles

    Sameer Rizvi with Suresh Raina (right) wearing Raina’s goggles

  • Sameer mastered the technique of hitting sixes with the help of his Uttar Pradesh teammate, Rinku Singh, who is also popular as a hard-hitting finisher.

    Rinku Singh giving Sameer Rizvi (left) his cap on his debut

    Rinku Singh giving Sameer Rizvi (left) his cap on his debut

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