Priyam has set its base price at Rs 20 lakh. He was purchased for Rs 1.90 crore by Sunrisers during the IPL 2020 auction.
A total of 590 cricketers are prepared to take part in this match. 228 players limited, 355 players unlimited and 7 players in the Affiliate Countries.
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“I want to play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad again. I want to stay with them because I have been with them for two years and I learned a lot there and I share a very good relationship with them. wanted to play for the team because of the person I used to play,” Priyam told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview.
Priyam, 21, has scored 205 runs in 19 IPL matches with an average of 14.64, credited as a former Sunrisers team mentor VVS Laxman for helping him improve his batting.
Gargle with Laxman (BCCI/IPL Photo)
“IPL is a big platform and it’s not just me, every player gets a lot of exposure because of this big tournament. I learned a lot from playing at IPL. You share the space with the players. stars, listen to their experiences and give advice from them IPL has been of great help while playing international cricket I am really grateful for the opportunity with Sunrisers Hyderabad I had a great experience great with the Sunrisers,” added Uttar Pradesh, 21 years old from Meerut.
“I have to share the dressing room with star players like Kane Williamson, David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan and of course the legendary VVS Laxman. He (Laxman) helped me a lot in improving my batting. He always advised me to just believe in myself, believe in my talent and always be ready to be strong on the pitch,” said Priyam, Man of the Match recipient, scoring 51 goals unbeaten in 26 matches against Chennai. Super Kings. adds in his first IPL 2020, IPL fiftieth.
Gargle with Dhoni. (BCCI / IPL photo)
MET ‘IDOL’ DHONI AND PLAY FOR INDIA
Priyam has always idolized MS Dhoni when it comes to batting or captaincy. He was the captain of the India U19 team at the 2020 u-19 World Cup, where his team finished as runners-up, losing in the summit clash with Bangladesh. He watches Dhoni’s batting and captaincy videos to learn the art of wearing the captain’s armband.
But it was IPL that fulfilled Priyam’s dream of meeting Dhoni.
Immediately after being judged as the Man of the Match for a 50-match unbeaten run against Chennai Super Kings in 2020, Priyam rushed to meet Dhoni and talk to him.
“I just keep my composure when it comes to hitting the ball or leading the side. This is something I learned from Dhoni, sir. IPL gave me the opportunity to meet him and discuss my game and learn a lot. lots of knowledge from him.He is a legend of the game.Before IPL I watched his batting videos and clips of him putting on the pitch in important situations.So far. , I played two seasons for SKSS/SKTD and in both seasons whenever I had the chance I would go to Dhoni sir and discuss my game. maintain your fitness level’ – these are the two things he asked me to focus on to be able to play cricket for a long time. He taught me how to analyze the game and different situations,” Priyam further told TimesofIndia.com.
Gargle with Williamson (BCCI/IPL Photo)
“The u-19 World Cup taught me how to deal with pressure. When you play cricket in the country you don’t have that much pressure, but when you play for India you have to put up with a lot of pressure because you’re carrying both. billions of expectations. “You are representing India. When I led the India U-19 team, I learned how to handle pressure, how to play and use players wisely in dangerous situations,” added Priyam.
Many cricketers who have played for India at the Under-19 World Cups over the years have represented India’s senior team including the likes of Yuvraj SinghMohammad Kaif, Virat kohliManish Pandey, Ravindra JadejaVenugopal Rao, Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw.
Priyam wants to join that list too.
“It’s every cricketer’s dream to represent his country. I’m grateful that I can play for the junior team. But I want to play for the senior team one day and play as much as I can. as long as possible. It’s the ultimate dream,” Priyam signed off.