Ayush Badoni is an Indian domestic cricketer and former Delhi U19 Player. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman. After impressing in the practice games of Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the team’s IPL debut, Badoni got a chance from LSG head coach Andy Flower in the high-value game on Monday. The LSG selectors showed their trust on him and Ayush Badoni did pay it back with a magical knock.
Ayush Badoni (born 3 December 1999) is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut on 11 January 2021, for Delhi in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In February 2022, he was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. On 28 March 2022, he played in the first match for the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL, scoring 54 runs. He is generally referred to as baby AB for his 360° shots.
Ayush Badoni Career:
Hailing from Delhi – a state full of enormous cricketing talents — no wonder Badoni stayed on the sidelines for a period longer than expected. Chances eluded him sometimes because of the extremely competitive environment, while at times it was only his poor luck that was to be blamed.
In the domestic circuit, Badoni got just one opportunity to bat for Delhi in his maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season last year and could manage just 8 runs in it.
Ayush Badoni, who was trained by the late iconic cricket coach Tarak Sinha, had impressed at India Under-19 level, smashing an unbeaten 185 in a youth Test against Sri Lanka in 2018. He also showed his batting prowess at the Asia Cup as he hit 52 off just 28 balls in the final. These all came after the player was spotted by Rahul Dravid.
Jump to 2020, in the selection meeting of Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), former India cricketer Atul Wasan batted for Ayush Badoni and asked the selectors to have a look at the young prodigy but it was Unmukt Chand – another potential talent that bore the brunt of extremely competitive cricket environment in India – who was preferred over him. Ayush Badoni is a strong 360-degree player and an asset for white-ball cricket in India.
In just three balls, Ayush Badoni had answered questions like why he was sent ahead of Krunal Pandya or why LSG paid INR 20 lakh for a batter who has not even played List A or first-class cricket and has just eight runs in T20 cricket.
And if any question regarding his ability remained to be answered, a 22-year-old and fearless Ayush Badoni hit Rashid Khan for six on a slog-sweep and a hook for half a dozen to Lockie Ferguson – who bowls with supreme pace – later in his innings.
It has been a bit of a wilderness for him since the Under-19 days. India’s NCA and Under-19 programmes aim to prepare the young players to establish them in their states’ first-class sides straightaway after their Under-19 stints, but they can’t do much if the state selections don’t work out for the players. Badoni seems to be one of those cases.
Badoni himself acknowledged the role of Lucknow mentor Gautam Gambhir, which was instrumental in his getting picked for the franchise.
“Gautambhaiya has backed me a lot and he just advised me to play my natural game and play the ball, not the bowler. That gave me a lot of confidence. He asked me to play my natural game while saying that the seniors would see the match situation, and that helped me play freely,” Badoni said.
Importantly, the youngster didn’t get frustrated or brood over the snub from Delhi. He kept preparing himself for the IPL. Make no mistake, when Lucknow face four-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium on Thursday, young Badoni will surely be brimming with confidence.
Ayush Badoni IPL Auction:
After getting unsold for three consecutive years, Badoni was picked by LSG during the IPL 2022, mega auctions.
Once he got picked up by Super Giants for 20 lakhs, Badoni managed to impress all the coaches.
Ayush Badoni Family:
Ayush Badoni belongs to a middle-class family. His father is a documentary filmmaker and mother a teacher. Hence, it is justifiable that his parents didn’t take his cricket career seriously at the beginning and rather asked the child to focus more on studies. Badoni might not have made it the level he has reached right now, had not there been his childhood coach Balraj Kumar.
Balraj not only spotted the talent of Badoni at a tender age, but also convinced his parents to let him pursue a career in cricket. Before the parents could have been convinced, Balraj had already made a cement pitch for the player on the rooftop of latter’s house in Shalimar Bagh to train the boy. Later when the coach moved to Punjab, it was Badoni’s father who would help his son in practice before he could train under late coach Tarak Sinha.
Years down the line, all the tiny and big efforts have cumulated to make Badoni a player he is today.
Ayush Badoni Age, Height, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Family, Photos
|Date of Birth
|December 3, 1999
|Zodiac Sign/ Sun Sign
|11 January 2021, for Delhi in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
|Height and Weight
|Height in Centimeters
|Height in Meters
|Height in Feet Inches
|Weight in Kilograms
|Weight in Pounds
|Marriage and Affairs
|Modern School at Barakhamba Road
|Teams Played for
|Board President XI, Maharashtra, India A, India Blue,India B, Chennai Super Kings, ACC Emerging Asia Team
|2022 – LSG (Lucknow Super Giants)
- Ayush Badoni was born in Delhi, India.
- He is an Indian cricketer.
- He completed his schooling at Not Known School. He completed his graduation from Not Known College.
- In February 2022, Ayush was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament. Ayush made his Twenty20 debut on 11 January 2021, for Delhi in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- He is a very talented person. He won many achievements in his life.