Kartik Tyagi was a standout player in India’s U19 campaign in 2020. He can regularly hit 140+ runs per over and is expected to make his IPL debut in the 2020 season.
Tyagi, who regularly exceeds 140 kilometres per hour, inspired former Uttar Pradesh captain Rizwan Shamsad during a selection trial. The former bowled at good lengths and consistently reached the mark, and he soon found himself representing his state in the Cooch Behar Trophy for under-19s.
In October 2017, Kartik Tyagi made his first-class debut against Railways, taking three wickets over the course of two innings. Despite losing his first Ranji match, Tyagi amazed everyone with his impeccable line and length, especially his speed. On 5 February 2018, he made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh against Delhi in Bilaspur during the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the match, he bowled 9 overs and took 2 wickets for a total of 50 runs.
Tyagi improved his status as a strike bowler by taking nine wickets in just five matches in the Youth ODI series in England this year, just before the U19 World Cup. Tyagi took six wickets in three games against a solid Afghanistan U-19 team.
Kartik, on the other hand, rose to fame after being picked for the Under 19 World Cup in 2020. The 19-year-old finished with 11 wickets, including a game-changing 4/24 in the quarterfinal against Australia.
During the World Cup, the right-arm pacer amazed everybody with his ability to pass the ball around quickly, which led to him being selected by Rajasthan Royals for a whopping INR 1.3 crores. Kartik has the pedigree to succeed in the world’s most successful T20 competition, and if he can avoid injuries for the next two-three seasons, he’ll be in the Indian team in no time.
Carrying sacks of produce from his father’s farm helped Kartik Tyagi improve his speed. They couldn’t afford cricket school, but the gifted adolescent sped through the barriers on the field at 140 clicks per hour. When his father’s leg was broken and he couldn’t play cricket anymore, he had to sell much of his belongings.