Who Is Angkrish Raghuvanshi? KKR youngster who set IPL 2024 on fire with magnificent fifty vs DC

Kolkata Knight Riders found a new star in youngster Angkrish Raghuvanshi as the 18-year-old slammed a half-century in just 25 deliveries during the IPL 2024 match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.

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The 18-year-old Kolkata Knight Riders youngster, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, announced his arrival on the big stage of the IPL 2024 with a magnificent half-century against the Delhi Capitals in the 16th game of the marquee event which took place on April 3 in Vizag. The stylish right-handed batter hammered 54 runs from just 27 balls, featuring five fours and three sixes, with a solid strike rate of 200 to help his side post the historic total against DC.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi made his IPL debut in the match against RCB, but he didn't get the chance to bat at M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore. However, the star batter owned the stage with his 25-ball half-century in the third game of KKR at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

Meanwhile, the young batter came out to bat at number 3 after star opening batter Phil Salt was dismissed early in the game; however, the 18-year-old didn't waste much chance and went on to hammer the brilliant half-century against the DC bowling attack. Furthermore, the star batter also shared a 104-run stand with Sunil Narine to help KKR stand in the dominant position. Eventually, Raghuvanshi was dismissed by DC pacer Anrich Nortje when he was trying to attempt a big shot.

KKR spent INR 20 lakh to sign Angkrish Raghuvanshi in IPL 2024 mega-auctions

Speaking about his life journey, Raghuvanshi was born in Delhi on June 5, 2005, but he moved to Mumbai when he was barely 11 years old, and there he received training from Abhishek Nayar and Omkar Salvi. In addition to his batting skills, he is a powerful left-arm orthodox bowler, which has helped him establish a reputation as an all-around player on the domestic cricket scene where he plays for Mumbai.

The talented young batter stole the limelight at the 2022 U-19 World Cup, accumulating 278 runs and crucially contributing to India's title win. However, the two-time winners spent INR 20 lakh to sign him, and the KKR scouts did well in selecting him on their auction list.