Profession: Cricketer (Batsman)
Brother of Priyam Garg
Father of Priyam Garg
Mother of Priyam Garg
Sister of Priyam Garg
Information about Priyam Garg
When he was a kid, his family could not afford a television, and he used to watch cricket matches at a nearby 'paan' shop.
His mother had passed away in 2011 due to a terminal illness when Priyam was 11 years old. He wanted to quit cricket and work to support the family after his mother passed away. However, his father motivated and supported him to keep playing.
In 2018, he was in the running for a berth in India's U-19 team, but he was not selected due to a drop in form. Reportedly, the selectors decided to give him time and let him regain his form and confidence.
He has been playing cricket since he was 6 years old, and when he was 8 years old, he joined the Victoria Park cricket training ground in Meerut to receive training and pursue the game seriously.
Garg had started as a fast bowler, but his coaches Ashwani Sharma and Sanjay Rastogi advised him to pay more attention to batting; as he was good at it, and he was a skilled batsman. Garg also wanted to become a bowler, as two fast bowlers of India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Praveen Kumar also trained from the Victoria Park training ground.
He made his debut for 'List A' cricket for Uttar Pradesh against Saurashtra in the 'Vijay Hazare Trophy'. Just a month later, he made his debut in the 'Ranji Trophy', and he scored a century in his debut game against Goa.
He comes from a financially weak family. During his childhood days, his father used to do odd jobs such as selling milk, driving vans, loading goods in trucks, and delivering newspapers to support Priyam's cricket training.
On 2 December 2019, he was named as the captain of India's Under-19 team for the 2020 World Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa and also as India's U-19 captain for the tour of South Africa.
The Victoria Park training ground was 40 km away from his home, and he would take the bus every day with one of his siblings to accompany him to the ground.