Utility players are always in demand, whether you talk about Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav or Ravindra Jadeja. Players like them are a must in the playing XI as they lend 3 dimensional contribution to the team. They can bat, they can chip in with few overs in between and they can be good athletic fielders too!
19yr old, Ayush Badoni is one such player from Delhi who carved a niche for himself with his aggressive brand of batting alongwith his all-round skills. Born in Dehradun, Ayush was brought up in Delhi where there is an intense competition in the field of cricket. Ayush studied from Modern School BK while he is completing his further studies from Venkateshwara College.
The middle order batsman who practices under Coach Tarah Sinha has represented India in 2018 where he shot to instant fame after plonking 4 sixes in 4 balls vs Sri Lanka stamping his mark as an aggressive batsman. Ayush scored 187* along with 6 wickets in his debut vs Sri Lanka while he was also a part of the Indian team which won the Asia Cup in 2018. It was in the finals vs Sri Lanka, he scored 52* off 28 balls which included those famous 4 sixes in 4 balls.
Ayush has also done well in various U-16 and U-19 tournaments in his domestic career so far. He was one of the 25 participants selected by the National Cricket Academy in 2016 to train and be groomed into a fine polished cricketer.
Apart from that, Ayush has also represented Delhi U23 team where he has been a part of various marquee tournaments like Cooch Behar Trophy in 2016, Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 2017 and Col CK Nayadu Trophy 2018-19,.
When Cricketgraph asked him about the things he is working on, he said-“i am currently working on carrom ball which i learned recently. My aim this year is to play Ranji Trophy and IPL while my cherished dream is to represent India in tests”