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Who is Harjas Singh? Indian-origin Aussie batter scores gritty half-century in U19 World Cup Final

Who is Harjas Singh? Indian-origin Aussie batter scores gritty half-century in U19 World Cup Final

Harjas was the lone batter who scored a fifty for Australia in the India vs Australia U19 Final after scoring just 49 runs in his first 6 innings in the U19 World Cup.

Harjas Singh scored a gritty fifty (55) in the U19 World Cup Final and grabbed the attention of fans everywhere. The left-handed batter of Indian origin was having a horrific time with the bat through the tournament but stood up when it mattered the most.

The southpaw is inspired by Australian Test opener Usman Khawaja and showed the same grit when he came in to bat in the India vs Australia U19 Final. With his side 99/3, Harjas Singh stood up and scored the lone fifty of the innings.

Prior to this inning, Harjas was having a horrid time with the bat. He had scored just 49 runs in the 6 innings. But come crunch time, he stood up and scored his first fifty of the U19 World Cup.

Who is Harjas Singh?

Harjas was born in Sydney in 2005, five years after his family moved to the city from Chandigarh, Punjab. The teenager played cricket at his local club, the Revesby Workers Cricket Club, at just 8 years old.

The Southpaw then moved on to play for Westfield Sports High School, Fairfield. The 19-year-old was passed on athletic abilities from his parents. His father, Inderjit Singh, was a state boxing champion in his hometown of Punjab, while his mother, Avinder Kaur, was a state-level long jumper.

Harjas Singh had talked about his roots previously. He narrated how he still has family in Chandigarh and that he visited India back in 2015. He said:

“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 2015. Thereafter, cricket took over, and I never got the opportunity. My uncle still lives there.”

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