Indian-origin Australian player Harjas Singh has played a half-century against India in the Under-19 World Cup final.
IND U19 vs AUS U19: Australia’s Harjas Singh is the only batsman to score a half-century in the Under-19 World Cup final in South Africa. Singh had scored only 49 runs in his first 6 innings in the tournament, whereas he made a bigger score in the final innings.
Harjas Singh scored a brilliant half-century (55) in the U19 World Cup final. The Indian-origin left-handed batsman was having a terrible time with the bat throughout the tournament, but he came through when it mattered most.
The southpaw Australian Harjas is heavily inspired by Test opener Usman Khawaja and showed the same composure when he came out to bat in the India vs Australia U19 final. When his team’s score was 99/3, Harjas Singh stood up and scored the only half-century of the innings.
Harjas was born in Sydney in 2005, his family hails from Chandigarh, Punjab. Harjas was signed to local club Revesby Workers Cricket Club at the age of 8. The 19-year-old player inherited his athletic abilities from his parents. His father, Inderjit Singh, was a state-level boxing champion in his hometown Punjab, while his mother, Avinder Kaur, was a state-level long jump player.
Harjas first talked about himself and how his family is still in Chandigarh and he visited India in 2015. He said “My family is still in Chandigarh and Amritsar. We have a house in Sector 44-D, but the last time I was there was in 2015. After that, cricket took over and I never got a chance. My uncle still lives there.”