new Delhi. Fast bowler Shivam Mavi made his debut in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka. 24-year-old Mavi has rocked by taking four wickets in his debut match itself. Mavi took four wickets for 22 runs in four overs, helping Team India win by two runs on the last ball. Mavi shocked the hosts by bowling Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka in his first over. In his second over, he took the wicket of Dhananjay de Silva. Mavi dismissed all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga in his second spell. After this, he dismissed Mahesh Tikshna in the 18th over and took 4 wickets on debut. With this, Mavi joined Barinder Sran and Pragyan Ojha in the list of best spells on India’s T20 debut. Interestingly, his spell in debut T20 for India was better than senior Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Cricketer Shivam Mavi’s family had an exclusive conversation with News18 Hindi. Shivam’s father Pankaj Mavi said that his son’s struggle has finally paid off. He said, “Shivam was completely focused on his goal, as a result of which he has brought laurels not only to Noida but to the entire country.
At the same time, his family got emotional remembering the days of Shivam’s struggle. Shivam’s father said that now people call him by the name of Shivam and he feels very proud when he asks. Shivam’s mother also feels proud to see her son playing in Indian cricket. His mother says that not only Shivam’s but also his dream has come true.
At the same time, Shivam Mavi’s father said that the young player considers Hardik Pandya and Dale Steyn as his mentor and ideal. In such a situation, playing with Guru (Hardik Pandya) is nothing less than a blessing from God. Please tell that Shivam Mavi, a native of Meerut, made his debut in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka and left his mark. There is an atmosphere of celebration from Shivam Mavi’s Sina village to Noida after being selected in the Indian team and joining the playing XI. Shivam Mavi has been rewarded for his good performance in IPL and Ranji.
24-year-old Shivam Mavi, a resident of Sina village of Mawana, adjacent to Meerut, has traveled from street cricket to the Indian team. Shivam was about seven years old when his father Pankaj Mavi shifted to Noida along with the family. One of Shivam’s uncles Virendra Mavi and Rajendra Mavi live in the village. Relatives say that they wanted to make Shivam a doctor and engineer, neighbors recognized his talent while playing cricket in the street in Noida. According to people, at the age of 10, he was admitted to Carl Hooper Academy under coach Phoolchand Sharma.
Interested in bowling, Shivam started with Under-14, Under-16 cricket. Shivam has two siblings, elder sister Shalu Mavi is doing B.Ed after MA. Shivam is doing MBA after BBA. Mother is a housewife. Please tell that he was included in the Indian team for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup, which was a big achievement. Succeeded in making a place in Ranji and IPL. Played in the IPL from 2018 to 2021 with the Kolkata Knight Riders team and performed brilliantly. He was bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs 6 crore.
Shivam Mavi’s father Pankaj Mavi says that Suresh Raina and many big cricketers used to come to practice at the academy in Noida. Once during practice, Shivam blew Raina’s balls away. Raina had said that this boy will go far ahead. Told the coach to take care of this boy. Shivam considers Dale Steyn as his role model. Remembering the life journey of Shivam Mavi, people on social media are comparing him to a warrior. People say that his selection in Team India for T20 is a big deal for Noida. Such a young player who is going to come out from the streets of Noida and make India proud all over the country.
(Input: Umesh Srivastava)
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 04, 2023, 16:39 IST