- Feb 29, 2024
- Nov 4, 2023
Australia’s star batter Harjas Singh displayed resilience with a hard-fought half-century against India in the U19 World Cup 2024 final, accumulating 55 runs off 64 deliveries. Notably, the 19-year-old had encountered a challenging phase in the tournament, amassing only 49 runs in six matches.
Speaking about his family, the star was born in Sydney in 2005 to Indian parents who relocated from Chandigarh to Australia five years ago. However, the star batter developed a passion for cricket at a young age. Beginning his cricket journey at the age of 8, he joined the Revesby Workers Cricket Club. Furthermore, he continued to hone his skills, representing Westfield Sports High School in Fairfield.
Interestingly, Harjas Singh inherits a sporting legacy, with his father, Inderjit, being a state boxing champion in Punjab and his mother, Avinder Kaur, achieving state-level recognition as a long jumper. Anticipating the U19 World Cup, the young cricketer shared that his uncle continues to reside in Punjab, and his last visit to India was in 2015.
Meanwhile, Harjas Singh mentioned, “I still have family back in Chandigarh and Amritsar. We have a house in Sector 44-D, but the last time I was there was in 2015. Thereafter, cricket took over, and I never got the opportunity. My uncle still lives there,” as reported by Times Now.
Moreover, Harjas Singh shared insights into his innings, stating, “To start, the pacers and spinners were bowling well. I took my time with the field spread out, then when the bad balls were there to hit, I hit them. Playing spin is certainly my strong point and we had our tour to Sri Lanka in the off period, which has certainly helped me. We are happy with this total, given our bowling performance and how good our quicks have been. Hopefully, we can defend it,” providing details on his approach and the team’s overall performance.