IPL 2024: Interesting facts about Anshul Kamboj – MI’s young sensation

May 7, 2024

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Anshul Kamboj made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians (MI) on Monday (May 6), when he faced Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Kamboj, aged 23, is a versatile player originating from Karnal, Haryana. His breakthrough came in the latest instalment of the regional fifty-over competition, where he distinguished himself. Contributing significantly to Haryana’s historic title victory, Kamboj emerged as one of the top wicket-takers, claiming an impressive tally of 17 wickets from a mere 10 matches.

Unveiling interesting facts about Anshul Kamboj

Early Life

Anshul Kamboj’s early life (PC-Twitter)

Kamboj ventured into the realm of competitive cricket when he was just 15, making his debut appearance in the Vijay Merchant Trophy 2015-16, an under-16 tournament representing Haryana. His journey continued as he contributed to Haryana’s campaigns in both the Vinoo Mankad U-19 tournament and the Coch Behar Trophy.

Net Bowler for RCB

Net Bowler for RCB (PC-Twitter)

He was chosen as a net bowler for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) during IPL 2023 before joining MI.

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First-class and List-A debut

First Class cricket (PC-Twitter)

In February 2022, he entered the first-class cricket arena for Haryana, facing off against Tripura. However, he could only muster 29 runs and failed to claim a wicket in that match. His introduction to List-A matches occurred in November 2022 against Bihar. After not getting a chance to bat, he remained without a wicket in his debut List-A appearance.

U19 appearance

Anshul Kamboj in U19 (PC-Twitter)

He participated in two Under-19 Test matches representing India, facing off against South Africa Under-19 at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram in February 2019. During these matches, he showcased his talent by taking seven wickets, with his standout performance being a commendable 3 wickets for 20 runs.

1st IPL wicket

First wicket in IPL (PC-Twitter)

In his debut IPL match against SRH, Kamboj dazzled everyone by dismissing Mayank Agarwal with a remarkable delivery. He bowled a total of four overs, securing one wicket in his spell.

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