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jayant   |  2022-05-16

Lalit Yadav: 10 Captivating Facts about Delhi’s New Cricket Sensation

Lalit Yadav, the talented spin-bowling all-rounder from Delhi, is one of the most talented names in Indian domestic cricket.

Playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022, Lalit has impressed cricket fans all over the world.

So, here we have listed down 10 facts about Lalit Yadav

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1) On 3 January 1997, Lalit Yadav was born in Delhi, the capital of India

2) Lalit was a huge fan of Indian cricket legend Virender Sehwag.

Sehwag’s batting inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming a professional cricketer

3) Lalit Yadav has achieved the feat of hitting six sixes in an over twice.

He, for the first time, achieved the feat of hitting six sixes in a T20 match at the Najafgarh Sports complex

4) On 17 November 2017, Lalit Yadav made his first-class debut for Delhi in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy in Delhi

In the first innings of this match, he scored his maiden half-century (52) in first-class cricket

5) On 9 January 2018, Lalit Yadav made his T20 debut for Delhi in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League

In this match, he picked his first T20 victim in the form of Manan Vohra

6) In the final of the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League, Delhi beat Services to win the title

In this match, Lalit scored 22 runs with the bat and then bowled four economical overs

7) On 15 February 2018, Lalit Yadav made his List-A debut for Delhi against Himachal Pradesh in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy

Even though he played superbly with both bat and ball, but Delhi lost to Andhra Pradesh in the quarter-finals of the tournament

8) The 25-year-old Lalit is a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket

He averages 46 from 15 first-class matches and 41 from 29 List-A matches.

Along with that, he bowls some hand off-spin and has picked 36 wickets in his List-A career

9) In the 2020 IPL auction, Lalit Yadav was bought by Delhi Capitals at the price of INR 20 lacs

10) In the 2022 IPL auction, Lalit was re-bought by the Delhi Capitals for INR 65 lacs

On 27 March 2022, at the Brabourne Stadium, he played a superb knock of 58 runs to help Delhi Capitals defeat Mumbai Indians by four wickets to win the ‘Player of the match’ award

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