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Meet The Indian Cricketer Anmolpreet Singh From Punjab


Who is Anmolpreet Singh?

In Hindi, the word ‘Anmol’ means rare and there is no doubt that the youngster from Punjab certainly justifies his name by is actions. He indeed is a rare talent. Ladies and Gentlemen lets meet Anmolpreet Singh From Punjab.

Anmolpreet Singh Was Born In The Heart Of Punjab

28th March 1988 is when Singh celebrates his birthday with a Patiala. Well, to make this easy- He was born in Punjab and Cric Crak apologizes to those who did not like it the complicated way.

Anmol Preet Singh During A Practice Session
Image Source: The Indian Express

Anmolpreet Singh- Early Days

He started off by representing the Punjab Under 16 and Under 19 Team and while doing so also made his debut for India- A in no time.

Anmolpreet Singh- World Cup Dream

The right-handed batsman was also a part of the India Under-19 Team during the 2016 World Cup. Interestingly, he only played in the quarter-final, semi-final and the final and had scores of 41, 72, and 3 respectively. For those trying to remember who won that World Cup, – It was the West Indies.

Anmolpreet Singh Ranji Trophy

Set The Ranji Trophy On Fire On Debut

This was a dream because he played like a dream. This happened during the 2017-2018 Ranji Trophy season when the youngster from Punjab took the world by storm. The right-handed played 5 matches which constituted of 7 innings. Why we just quoted that he took the world by storm is because he amassed as many as 3 double centuries in the 3 opportunities he got. Yes, you read that right and just to top it off, he also scored a half-century somewhere in the middle. Anmolpreet Singh finished the season with a whopping 753 runs and was also the 4th highest run scorer of the season. With all due respect to Mayank Aggarwal who was absolutely phenomenal at the top, Aggarwal took 13 innings to score 1160 runs and finished as the highest run scorer.

Anmolpreet Singh batting
Image Source: Hindustan Times

Harbhajan Singh Calls Him The Next Ajinkya Rahane

The youngster’s team-mate from Punjab, our very own ‘Bhaji Pa’ feels that Anmolpreet Singh is a player who is gritty. The off-spinner was also glad about the fact that Anmolpreet could play as beautifully even on green-tops on the kind of pitches where every bowler feels like a Dennis Lillee.

Anmolpreet Singh’s Biggest Strength And Weakness

The only problem though might be his strike rate of just 85 in T20 cricket which might go against him in today’s day and age. Having said that, those who follow him closely would know that once he settles down and scores a 100, he would be at 140 even before you blink your eye, just like it is with Rohit Sharma.

Anmolpreet Singh’s Idol

Just like everyone in the previous era grew up watching Sachin Tendulkar, the modern era is all about Virat Kohli and there are no surprises to guess that Kohli is the one Singh completely idolizes the Indian Captain Virat Kohli.  He also looks up to both Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh owing to the fact that they play together for Punjab and keeps going for advice to both of them.

The Impact of The Wall

Anmolpreet Singh has always maintained the fact that it is because of training under Rahul Dravid during the 2016 World Cup that he changed drastically as a player. He once stated in an Interview that previously he would play a lot of pre-meditated shots and also get flashy at times, but after meeting Dravid, he understood how to maintain a balance overall and how to maintain his calm under different situations. As far as pre-meditated shots are concerned, those are completely out of the dictionary for the young man now. He was also glad that Jammy did not ask him to tinker with his technique even a bit and wanted him to focus more on keeping a positive intent while approaching this beautiful game of cricket.

Well, take a bow Rahul Dravid. This man certainly keeps giving us new Stars all the time and is doing a terrific job towards the contribution and development of Indian Cricket. At times Cric Crak feels that even if one is not a star, Jammy can literally find you and make you one. They certainly don’t make men like him anymore.

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Once Upon A Time In Punjab

While the Punjab Team was practising for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Anmolpreet Singh faced almost all the best bowlers the Punjab Team as a part of a practice session. There was Siddarth Kaul, Barinder Sran, Sandeep Sharma and Manpreet Gony ( All Premium fast bowlers from Punjab). While he was smashing them all over, their coach Ajay Ratra literally had to remind him after a while that he will only get to play one more over. Post his session, the coach even jokingly told him that he was batting as if he wanted to make all the runs by himself. To this, the young and shy Singh simply nodded his head and went ahead to do his stretching exercises.

Anmolpreet Singh IPL

Next Target

Anmol now has his eyes set on the Indian Premier League and is looking forward to getting a contract with one of the franchises as soon as possible. The youngster realizes that the cash-rich league is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best in the world, and he wants to continue his good form in order to get that call soon. When he was asked about whether he has a preference towards playing for a specific IPL Team, Anmol replied in negative and quoted that he would just be glad to be a part of the wonderful league irrespective.

Anmolpreet Singh India-A
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Anmolpreet Singh Indian Cricketer

India Calling?

Anmolpreet Singh was awarded the MA Chidambaram trophy in the year 2014 by the BCCI for the best Under-19 cricketer of the year. He had amassed a whopping 1154 runs in just 9 matches in the Cooch Behar Trophy which also included a triple century. The right-handed batsman won the same award even in the year 2015 and has a reputation of scoring big hundreds. He really wishes to be a part not only of the Indian Premier League but also the Indian Cricket Team soon.

Cric Crak will like to wish more ‘Power’ to the rare Anmol and hopes that he maintains his good form which opens further doors for him.

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