Hometown: Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
Education: DBMS English School, Jamshedpur
Age: 22 Years
Lesser-Known Facts About Virat Singh
- Virat Singh has been passionate about cricket since his childhood, but, he wasn’t good at studies. When Virat was in the fifth standard, his exam results were very bad; his father Vinod Singh took his bat in annoyance and locked it inside a storeroom. Following this, Virat’s coach V. Venkataram came to talk to his father. His coach said, “Your son possesses a lot of talent, leave him to me.” Just two years later, Virat started playing at the district level and did well, consequently, he was selected in the Jharkhand Under-16 team.
- Virat and his brother used to play cricket in the yard of their house. Virat’s father was fed up with the regularly smashed windowpanes in his house, so he decided to admit his sons to the open Jharkhand Cricket Academy.
- Virat began his first-class career for Jharkhand at the age of 15 in 2014, he scored his maiden first-class hundred the same year in December, in a match against Kerela.
- Virat grabbed the headlines after he scored 343 runs in ten innings at an average of 57.16 and a strike rate of 142.32 for Jharkhand at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in November 2019.
- Owing to his consistent and exceptional performances in T20 matches, consequently, he was noticed by the IPL franchises and was auctioned off to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1.90 crore Indian rupees for the IPL 2020.