Meet Robin Minz, a 21-year-old cricket sensation from Jharkhand who recently made headlines at the IPL 2024 auctions. Read to know more about him.
The IPL 2024 auctions marked a historic moment. It witnessed record-breaking deals and the rewriting of the tournament’s history. The Australian stars like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins grabbed the spotlight with new contracts. The auctions also turned several players into millionaires. One name that has surfaced is of the 21-year-old cricketer from Jharkhand, named Robin Minz, who secured a remarkable deal with the Gujarat Titans, bagging INR 3.6 crore.
About Robin Minz?
Robin Minz hails from Gumla, Jharkhand. He has engraved his name in history as the first tribal cricketer from the state to land a multi-million IPL contract. In an interview with Local18 in June 2023, Minz shared that his cricket journey began at 8. He was supported by his father who drove him and fueled his passion for the game. He was a retired army man currently working as a guard at Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi.
The turning point came after completing his 10th grade. Minz made a film decision to fully commit to cricket. It all started when he got noticed by scouts and secured a spot on the Mumbai Indians’ UK tour in July. Despite not making his First-class debut, Minz has already demonstrated his leadership skills by captaining both Jharkhand’s U-19 and U-25 teams. According to the information he truly admires the legendary MS Dhoni. And Express deep admiration for him, considering him his idol. His love for Dhoni’s wicketkeeping abilities and inspiration showcase how big impact the cricketing legends have on emerging talents like Minz.