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Why Shivam Dube is The ‘Next Big Thing’ in IPL 2019?

Why Shivam Dube is The ‘Next Big Thing’ in IPL 2019?

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Some things in life happen at such perfect timing that even circumstances bend their knees down. This is what happened with Mumbai all-rounder cricketer Shivam Dube on Tuesday during the IPL Auction 2019 in Jaipur. 

The player had been in the buzz for past few days but nobody knew that he will fetch such a whopping and huge amount during the auction. The 25-year-old southpaw was on Tuesday grabbed by the Royal Challengers Bengaluru for whopping Rs 5 crore, 25 times of his base price i.e Rs 20 lakh. 

Shivam plays for Mumbai’s domestic team. He is a left-handed batsman and right-handed fast bowler. He only played 6 first-class cricket matches. With the average of 63.00, he had made 567 runs including two centuries and 4 half-centuries. He also took 22 wickets. 

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The talk of the town is, how he sold at Rs 5 crore instead of Rs 20 lakh suddenly? 

His price soared to Rs 5 crore in just one day. Till Sunday all the franchises decided to buy Shivam at a calculative base price of Rs 20 lakh. But on Monday, all the calculations took a reverse turn and it happened due to the Ranji Trophy match played between Mumbai and Vadodara. Shivam made 76 runs on 60 balls while being not out. He scored 7 sixes in the match. 

Here is all you need to know about this promising player:

  • Born on June 26 in 1993, he is 25 years old. Shivam Dube an all-rounder from Mumbai and has played junior cricket for his state before debuting to the senior team.
  • He started his career in domestic cricket in Vijay Hazare Trophy against Rajasthan in Chennai. In the next season, he donned his maiden Ranji Trophy camp against Karnataka in the quarter-final of Ranji Trophy.
  • In 2018/19 Ranji season, Shivan Dube caught attention because of his all-rounder abilities. Surprisingly at one stage, his average was 99.50 in Ranji Trophy. 
  • He only played 6 first-class cricket matches. With the average of 63.00, he had made 567 runs including two centuries and 4 half-centuries. He also took 22 wickets.
  • Shivam Dube’s playing style impressed veteran legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, and he wrote in his column for mid-day,

“One player who will definitely be on the radar of the scouts of the franchises, as well as the national selectors, is Shivam Dubey. Not since Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly has a left-hander hit the ball so cleanly and powerfully in Indian cricket.”

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