The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a platform where young talents get the opportunity to showcase their skill and make a name for themselves in world cricket. Many players have made a great career after performing in the biggest T20 tournament in the world. And it seems Punjab Kings’ new sensation Vaibhav Arora is here to do the same.
The young pacer left everyone in awe with his skilful bowling against Chennai Super Kings in the eleventh match of the season. Opening the bowling for Punjab, Arora moved the ball both ways and troubled the batters big time with his swing bowling. He also took two big wickets inside the powerplay to break the spine of CSK’s batting lineup. His maiden IPL wicket came in the form of Robin Uthappa whom he got with a regular length ball.
Arora continued to trouble the batters by moving the ball both ways. As a result, he got his second IPL wicket as he dismissed Moeen Ali. The southpaw failed to judge the swing and ended up chopping the ball back on his stumps. This sensational bowling from Vaibhav Arora made everyone wonder who he was. So, here is everything you need to about Vaibhav Arora.
Name: Vaibhav Gopal Arora
Age: 24 years
Date of Birth: 14 December 1997
Hails from: Himachal Pradesh
Teams: Himachal Pradesh, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings
First-Class debut against Saurashtra on December 9-11, 2019
List A debut against Maharashtra on February 21, 2021
T20 debut against Chhattisgarh on January 10, 2021
FC: 30 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 20.76
List A: 8 wickets in 5 games at an average of 24.62 (Economy 5.16)
T20: 12 wickets in 12 games at an average of 25.16 (Economy 6.96)
Vaibhav Arora may not have played a lot of T20 cricket, but he has the calibre to become one of the finest pacers in Indian cricket history. He showed a glimpse of his talent against CSK on Sunday as he finished the innings with bowling figures of 4-0-21-2.