Raj Bawa all-round performance helped Yash Dhull’s led the Indian team to beat England by 4 wickets in 2022 Under-19 Final and lift the fifth under 19 World Cup title.
All-rounder Raj Bawa hails from a family of sportspersons with his father being a cricket coach and his grandfather being part of a gold-winning Indian hockey team in the 1948 Olympics. He took 5 wickets and scored 35 runs.
After electing to bat first England batter struggle in the first innings against pace duo of Indian team Raj Bawa and Ravi Kumar. James Rew 95 runs helped England to score 189 runs. Raj Bawa took 5 wickets for 31runs and Ravi Kumar took 4 wickets for 34 runs.
India chased 190 runs with only 14 balls remaining. As India also didn’t perform well with bat but partnership between players helped India to win. Shaik Rasheed and Nishant Sindhu scored half century in low scoring encounter. Dinesh Bana two consecutive sixes helped India to finish the match in 48th over.
Back in 2000, when Mohammad Kaif-drove India won the U-19 World Cup, Sukhwinder Bawa was the toast of each cricket writer. His ward Yuvraj Singh was Player of the Tournament, and everybody needed a piece of the mentor who had prepared the to-be whiz.
Slice to the present, after twenty years, his telephone is again humming, and the inboxes are full, yet Bawa isn’t overpowered. According to he, “I’m having this feels familiar. I have seen it previously.
Sukhwinder Bawa’s child Raj Angad Bawa entirely misunderstands not put a foot in the 2022 U-19 World Cup. He packed away a four-wicket pull against South Africa in the primary coordinate and followed it with 42 against Ireland. With his 108-ball unbeaten 162 – including 14 fours and eight sixes – against Uganda, he outperformed Shikhar Dhawan’s 155 against Scotland in 2004 as the most elevated score by an Indian at a U-19 World Cup.
Sport runs in the family. Raj’s granddad, Tarlochan Singh Bawa, was an individual from the Indian hockey group that won the 1948 London Olympics gold. Tarlochan scored two goals in the Olympics, one in the 4-0 win over Great Britain in the last, acquiring free India its first gold decoration.