Anuj Rawat is an Indian cricketer. He was born on 17 October 1999 in Ramanagar, Uttrakhand. The 18-year old Anuj Rawat will lead India’s U-19 squad in the two four-day games against Sri Lanka. The wicketkeeper-batsman has played three first-class matches for Delhi, in which he has scored 178 runs in four innings at an average of 44.50.
Anuj made his first-class debut for Delhi in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2017. Little more than seven years later, Rawat was primed to make his Ranji debut at the Feroz Shah Kotla against Assam. Batting at No.7, he scored a fluent 71 on debut, and then followed it up with another half-century in the subsequent game against the Railways.
When Pant returned to the fold, Rawat had to vacate the spot. In the interim, as Delhi made their ascent to the Ranji knock-outs, Rawat boarded the flight to Kuala Lumpur to represent India’s U-19 squad for the Youth Asia Cup. When he returned, Delhi’s team management asked him to open with Gautam Gambhir on an up-and-down Palam track, against Maharashtra.
On Thursday, when India’s U-19 team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka was announced, the selection of Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun made headlines. At that time, another promising teenager, Anuj Rawat, Delhi’s 18-year-old wicket-keeper batsman ready to lead the squad. He has been making waves in recent times with his impressive stroke-play and resourceful keeping was named captain for the four-day leg of the tour, scheduled next month.
“I grew up in a small village called Ramnagar. We hardly had facilities for cricket. So, at the age of 11, I came to Delhi and got myself enrolled in Raj Kumar Sharma’s academy in Paschim Vihar, West Delhi,” Rawat quipped.
The thing about Anuj is that he gives you the flexibility because he can bat anywhere in the order.
About His Father’s Opinion:
Anuj’s father Virendra Pal Singh Rawat 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.”
Anuj Rawat Height is approx 5’7″(170 cm) and weight approx 64 Kg (141 lbs). His hair color is Black And his eye color is also Black.