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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjay Yadav
- Born in Gorakhpur and raised in Tamil Nadu’s Hosur, Sanjay Yadav is a professional cricketer who comes from plays domestic cricket for Meghalaya.
- In 2000, Sanjay’s father, Ram Singh Yadav, was employed as a daily-wage painter in Tamil Nadu’s Hosur, decided to move his family – wife, 5-year-old Sanjay Yadav, and his three siblings to Hosur.
- While in school, Sanjay used to play tennis ball cricket in the local cricket tournaments around Chennai.
- His cricket coach, M. Premnath who runs a cricket academy by the name Future India Cricket Academy, spotted him during a school cricket match and advised him to join his cricket academy in Hosur. Sanjay went ahead and joined the academy; however, he had to drop off owing to lack of funds to pay his academy fees. When Premnath could not see him for a couple of weeks, he reached out to Sanjay and told him to continue training without paying fees.
- Sanjay’s brother, Sonu Yadav, is also a cricketer and who has represented Tamil Nadu under various levels.
- Cricket earned Sanjay a seat in Chennai’s Loyola College. In his first year, on 3 February 2017, Sanjay made his debut for Tamil Nadu, against Kerela in the South Zone Inter-State T20 Tournament. The same year, he also broke into the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) when he was picked by VB Thiruvallur Veerans. He showcased some cracking performances in his debut TNPL season.
- Usually, players are picked by the IPL teams considering their performances in the first-class cricket; however, Sanjay’s cricket game was so good, that he got a Rs 10 lakh contract with the KKR ahead of IPL 2017. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get a chance to play a match in that season, but the experience that he gathered by practising with international players exponentially improved his cricketing skills.
- Thereafter, Sanjay played various cricket tournaments in Tamil Nadu, however, he could not find a place in the Tamil Nadu’s first-class cricket team as the team was already stacked with experienced spin bowling all-rounders. Sanjay didn’t give up and found another way as he decided to further continue his cricketing career as a guest player for Meghalaya cricket team.
- On December 2019, Sanjay made a strong debut in the first-class cricket, bagging 9 wickets and scoring 61 runs in his maiden Ranji Trophy match against Nagaland followed by 8 wickets in the next match against Puducherry.
- When the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season came to an end for Meghalaya, Sanjay finished with 55 wickets and 603 runs in the 9 matches that he played. These were the second-best performance statistics in the history of Ranji Trophy. CricTracker
- Sanjay Yadav single-handedly won matches for Meghalaya. In a 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 match against Mumbai, he contributed to restricting the Mumbai side to 158 and then rescued Meghalaya by playing an inning of 44 balls from 55 runs. The Hindu This performance attracted Sunrisers Hyderabad’s attention who later bought him for Rs 20 lakh ahead of IPL 2020.
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