Who is Angkrish Raghuvanshi? The Rising Star of Kolkata Knight Riders

Angkrish Raghuvanshi, acquired by Kolkata for his base price of Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2024 mini-auction, became the seventh-youngest player to achieve a half-century in the competition.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi
Angkrish Raghuvanshi hit half-century against Delhi Capitals.

In a remarkable debut, 18-year-old batting sensation Angkrish Raghuvanshi made a significant impact in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata, scoring a blazing fifty against Delhi at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vizag. His explosive 27-ball 54 helped Kolkata secure a commanding victory, posting the second-highest total in IPL history and defeating Delhi by a massive 106-run margin.

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Raghuvanshi, acquired by Kolkata for his base price of Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2024 mini-auction, became the seventh-youngest player to achieve a half-century in the competition.

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Displaying immense talent, Raghuvanshi’s innings comprised five boundaries and three sixes, forging a crucial 104-run partnership with Sunil Narine. Together, they dismantled the Delhi Capitals’ bowling attack, propelling Kolkata to a formidable total of 272 for 7. Subsequently, Delhi was dismissed for 166, sealing Kolkata’s victory.

Raghuvanshi’s achievement as the youngest KKR player to score a fifty in the IPL, surpassing Shubman Gill’s record, highlights his promising talent. Notably, he reached his maiden IPL fifty in just 25 balls, trailing only James Hopes for the fastest fifty on debut in IPL history.

Furthermore, his debut performance ranks as the fourth-highest individual score by a KKR player in their first IPL appearance, underscoring his immediate impact.

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Praised by KKR captain Shreyas Iyer for his fearlessness and exceptional work ethic, Raghuvanshi‘s journey to prominence began with his stellar performance in the 2022 Under-19 World Cup, where he emerged as the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 278 runs in six innings.

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