Swastik Chikara

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Biography
NameSwastik Chikara
Full NameSwastik Surender Chikara
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Major teamsUttar Pradesh
Delhi Capitals
Meerut Mavericks
Date of BirthApril 3, 2005
Age (In 2023)18 Years
Birth PlaceGhaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
ResidenceGhaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
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ReligionHinduism
CasteJat
Mother TongueHindi
ZodiacAries
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 11in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
Parents
FatherSurender Chhikara
MotherSudha Chhikara
Sibling(s)
Sister(s)Savita Chhikara
Sheel Chhikara
Cricket Information
Playing roleBatsman
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight arm Offbreak
List A debutNovember 25, 2023 – UP vs Himachal
Education Details
SchoolAster Public School, Greater Noida
CollegeNot attended
Educational Qualification12th Pass
Contact/Social Media Details
Facebookfacebook.com/swastik.chhikara.7
Instagraminstagram.com/swastikchikara_3/ (25k followers)
Other Details
Salary₹20 Lakh (IPL)
Facts
Swastik Chikara is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-hand batsman. He represents Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and plays for Delhi Capitals (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
swastik chikara
He was born on 3 April 2005 into a Jat Hindu family to Surender Chhikara and his wife Sudha Chhikara in Ataur Nangla, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. 1
He comes from a family of athletes. His father, Surender Chhikara, was a long-distance runner, and his elder sisters, Savita Chhikara and Sheel Chhikara, were also 100m and 200m sprinters. 2
His father, Surender Chhikara, is employed as a sub-inspector with the Delhi Police and provides training to newly recruited officers at the Delhi Police Training Institute in Wazirabad. Additionally, Surender runs a cricket academy named SS Nalanda Cricket Hostel in Ghaziabad. He has also set up 12 practice wickets on his fields to facilitate Swastik’s training there. 2
His mother, Sudha Chhikara, used to take him daily to a cricket academy in Ghaziabad, which was 16 km away from their home in Muradnagar. 2
Chikara first gained prominence in 2019 at the age of just 16 when he set a world record by scoring 585 runs in 167 deliveries, including 52 sixes and 55 fours, for Mahi Cricket Club during a 40-over match in the Shaheed Ramprasad Bismil Smriti Open Cricket Tournament. Prior to this, the record was held by South Africa’s Shane Dadswell, who scored 490 runs in a 50-over match in 2017 at the age of 20. 3
swastik chikara world record
In the inaugural UPT20 league in August-September 2023, Chikara played for Meerut Mavericks and ended as the second-highest run-scorer, amassing 494 runs at an impressive average of 70.57 and a strike rate of 173.33 in 9 innings slamming three centuries and two half-centuries. 4
swastik chikara 3 centuries in UPT20 league
He was included in the Uttar Pradesh squad for the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy but did not get a chance to play.
He made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh against Himachal Pradesh at Chandigarh on 25 November 2023 in the 2023-2024 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He opened the batting for Uttar Pradesh, slamming a century on his List A debut match to help his team win by 7 wickets with 78 balls remaining. 5
In December 2023, he was bought by Delhi Capitals (DC) for INR 20 lakh (USD 24,100 approx) in the player auction for the 2024 Indian Premier League. 6

References:

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/swastik-chikara-1403198[]
  2. https://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/cricket/2023/dec/08/dad-turned-into-cricket-coach-to-fulfill-his-sons-dream-swastik-now-eyes-berth-in-ipl-team-2639497.html[][][]
  3. https://english.jagran.com/cricket/16-year-old-swastik-chikara-from-ghaziabad-makes-world-record-scores-585-runs-in-167-balls-10006806[]
  4. https://www.crictracker.com/uttar-pradesh-t20/stats/batting-most-runs/[]
  5. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/vijay-hazare-trophy-2023-24-1383412/himachal-pradesh-vs-uttar-pradesh-group-d-1383599/full-scorecard[]
  6. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/ipl-2024-auction-the-list-of-sold-and-unsold-players-1413396[]
 
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