Kartik Tyagi is a professional Indian cricketer. He represented the Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL 2020.
Kartik Tyagi was born on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 (age 20 years; as of 2020), in Dhanaura village in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. Kartik studied at LN Public School, Hapur, but he was least interested in studies. Kartik’s father’s financial condition was not good, and also, he did not want his son to become a farmer like him. After pondering over various things, Kartik’s father admitted his 11-year-old son in the City Vocational Cricket Academy in Meerut. After experimenting in various cricket departments for a few months, Tyagi realised his potential in fast bowling. With the passage of time, his performance kept improving, and he kept capitalising on the opportunities that came his way.
Height (approx): 6′ 0″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Kartik Tyagi comes from a low-income agricultural family. His father’s name is Yogendra Tyagi while his mother’s name is Nandini. Kartik’s father, Yogendra Tyagi, was also a budding sportsperson in his young days and was passionate about shooting ball; however, he could not pursue the sport owing to the lack of family support. While Kartik Tyagi gave his 100 percent on the field, his father gave his 100 percent off the field to provide Kartik with quality training facilities. Being himself a farmer, Yogendra never let his son Kartik step in the fields.
He has never stepped onto the farmland, nor has he ever worked on the farm. I didn’t want him to become a farmer. He wanted to be a fast bowler. I could not follow my dream, I wanted my son to follow his.”
Kartik Tyagi was selected to play for the Uttar Pradesh Under-14 Cricket Team at the age of 13, followed by a selection in the Uttar Pradesh Under-16 Cricket Team. He took 50 wickets in his debut under-16 season. Impressed by his performance, selectors of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team directly included him in the senior team for the Ranji Trophy even before selecting him for the under-19 side. On 6 October 2017, at a tender age of 16 years, Kartik played his first Ranji Trophy match for Uttar Pradesh (UP) against Railways in Lucknow. On 5 February 2018, he played his maiden List-A match representing Uttar Pradesh against Delhi at Bilaspur, UP. In the players’ auction for the IPL 2020, the Rajasthan Royals bought him for a whopping INR 1.30 crore. He was also a part of the Indian squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He took eleven wickets in the six matches that he played in the tournament.
On 6 October 2020, Kartik Tyagi made his T20 debut for the Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi.
- He can swing the ball in both directions and can consistently bowl at 140 kph and above.