Under-19 World Cup: Small-town boy Kartik Tyagi’s big leap
Written by Devendra Pandey
| Mumbai |

Published: January 29, 2020 4:52:03 am

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Praveen Kumar recollects the day three years in the past when acclaimed Meerut coach Vipin Vats, who had groomed him and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, requested him to see a lanky 16-year previous boy bowl within the nets at Victoria Park. Kumar remembers Kartik Tyagi’s lengthy run-up, the high-arm motion, and the power to constantly beat the batsmen.

Ek dum paka hua bowler (absolutely seasoned), even then,” Kumar says.

On Tuesday, Tyagi, a farmer’s son from Hapur, performed a number one position taking 4 Australian wickets to pave the way in which for a 74-run victory and India’s passage to the U-19 World Cup semifinals.

He prised out two top-order wickets off successive balls within the first over after a run-out to derail the chase and the younger Aussies by no means recovered from that triple strike. Interestingly, India’s bowling hero had by no means needed to be a bowler. His coronary heart was set on turning into a batsman, an opener at that.

At 12, he joined Vats’s cricket camp. “There were many batsmen awaiting their turn in the nets, and the coach told me, ‘bowling daal’ and that’s how I became a bowler,” Tyagi had informed The Indian Express earlier than leaving for the World Cup in South Africa.

However, it wasn’t only a determination to alleviate the boredom of a child; Vats believed the boy had innate expertise. “Firstly, he was tall, and then he had a good high-arm action. Fifty per cent of the work was complete there itself – at that talent-identifying stage. As a coach, it’s my responsibility to set the career path of each player. I felt that Tyagi was most suited to become a bowler.”

Tyagi went on to play age-group cricket – U-14 and U-16 – for Uttar Pradesh. He took 50 wickets in U-16 video games.

Around that point, Praveen known as Suresh Raina, who was Uttar Pradesh captain then, and raved about Tyagi. “On a flat track, he was at another level from other bowlers. He was swinging the ball at will and with pace. I felt yeh ladka bheed mein na gum ho jaye. (hope this boy doesn’t get lost in the crowd). That’s why I called Raina.”

Soon, Tyagi was representing the state within the Buchi Babu event in Chennai and never lengthy after, Raina handed him a Ranji Trophy debut. Rahul Dravid was impressed with what he noticed within the boy and {the teenager} revelled within the vote of confidence.

However, hassle intervened quickly. A stress fracture put him out of cricket for a yr. It was felt that he had peak however not sufficient muscle and core energy. Vats felt quick bowlers wanted robust legs and a sturdy construct to take the punishing load.

The harm additionally led to monetary points; his father needed to borrow cash for the therapy. “It was a struggling time, Papa had to borrow money, the money which he is still repaying. You know the state of farming, kaisa haal hai. He never told me how much money he took and how much is still pending, but it was a tough time for sure. He wanted me to become a cricketer and was ready to do anything for it,” Tyagi recalled on the day he was picked for Rs 1.three crore by Rajasthan Royals. Before he left for South Africa, Vats informed him to seek the advice of Dravid on the way to bowl in South African situations. On Tuesday, Tyagi definitely proved all his backers proper.

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