IPL 2022 is going underway, till now we have seen many youngsters performing well and doing some extra ordinary things for their teams. In our last article we have discussed about pace sensation Umran Malik. Another player who has shown some enormous potential to perform at the highest level is Abhinav Manohar from Gujarat Titan . From taking a brilliant near boundary catching a match against KKR to smashing a glorious century in an under-14 game despite having stitches on his forehead, Abhinav has come a long way in this short career.
Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani : Personal Info
Abhinav Manohar was born on 16 September 1994. On 16th November 2021 he made his debut for Karnataka. He scored 70 runs in 49 balls against Saurashtra. After that knock his coach Irfan Sait started getting enquiry calls form different teams. Abhinav made his mark with 162 runs in 4 matches with a strike rate of 150+. many franchises called him for trial.
Abhinav Manohar IPL 2022
In IPL he is not able to make a mark with his performance yet. He just played one big inning with a score of 43. His total runs so far in this IPL are 108 in 8 matches. His team is looking for some good performances from him. Gujrat titans bought him for 2.6 Cr. 13 times of his base price.
Abhinav Manohar IPL 2022 auction price
Uncapped player, Abhinav Manohar was bought by Gujrat Titans with a big price of 2.6 Cr on Day 1 of Tata IPL 2022 auction. His base price was 20 lakhs. KKR and Delhi Capitals started the bidding war for the youngster.
How did Abhinav Manohar begin playing cricket?
His father had a footwear shop on Commercial Street of Bangalore. The shop was next to his friend and cricket coach Irfan Sait’s cloth shop. Abhinav’s father asked his friend Irfan to enrol his son in his academy to see if he would pick up the sport. Irfan noticed that Abhinav had lacked an intense passion but was still interested to play.
Against whom did he make his Twenty20 team debut?
He represented Karnataka against Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and scored a 70 not out in just 49 balls on December 19, 2021. He went on to play cameos to lead his team to the finals. Unfortunately Karnatka lost the trophy to Tamilnadu.
What was the turning point of his cricket career?
It all changed in an Under-14 match in 2006 Abhinav got hit by a ball. He had to get stitches on his forehead for this ( Marks are still there). Despite this, the very next day he showed up to the match and scored a brilliant century. This incident, according to his coach, was a turning point in his Cricketing career.