|Manan Vohra Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1993|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Manan Vohra is an Indian professional cricketer who has played for the state of Punjab (2011–2018) and the union territory of Chandigarh (2019) across all 3 formats, as a top-order batsman, in the Indian domestic circuit. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has turned out for Kings XI Punjab (2013-2017), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2018), and Rajasthan Royals (2019–Present). He had come into the spotlight during the 2014 edition of the IPL where he had scored 324 runs in just 8 matches at a stupendous average of 40.50 and a stellar strike rate of 139.05 to help the Kings XI Punjab top the league stage points table. In the final match of the tournament, the team’s first-ever appearance, he had steadied the ship with a critical knock of 67 runs after the loss of 2 early wickets to help the team reach a formidable score of 199 runs. He had more than repaid the franchise’s faith by his performances as he was just 1 of 2 players, the other being David Miller, who was retained by the Kings XI Punjab franchise before the year’s IPL auction.
Manan had attended the Guru Nanak Public School in his hometown of Chandigarh; the Hansraj Public School in Panchkula, Haryana; the Satluj Public School in Panchkula, Haryana; and the Bhavan Vidyalaya in Chandigarh.
He had later attended the D.A.V. College in Chandigarh, a constituent of the vast Dayanand Anglo-Vedic network of educational institutions in India.
- Father – Sanjeev Vohra
- Siblings – Mehak Vohra (Sister)
- Others – Yash Pal Vohra (Paternal Grandfather) (Sports Administrator, Former International Hockey Player, Former General Secretary of the Chandigarh Hockey Association) (d. April 2021)
Top Order Batsman
36 – Kings XI Punjab (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL), Rajasthan Royals (IPL)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a thick beard
Manan Vohra Facts
- Manan’s paternal grandfather, Yash Pal Vohra, a former international hockey player, was his hero growing up. He loved both hockey and cricket as a child but was unable to pick one over the other to pursue seriously. It was his grandfather, surprisingly, who had encouraged him to choose cricket.
- A child prodigy, he had represented the state of Punjab at several competitions in his youth and was a part of their under-16, under-19, and under-22 squads. He had even captained the Punjab Under-19 team to the Vinoo Mankad Trophy (the premier limited-overs domestic competition for men’s under-19 cricket in India) title in 2010.
- He was selected in India’s squad for the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup but had to withdraw just before the start of the tournament due to a finger injury. India went on to win that tournament, the country’s 3rd such title.
- After years of indifferent performances in the domestic circuit, since starting his career with Punjab in 2011, he had finally had a big-scoring season in 2019-20, for Chandigarh. in the Ranji Trophy (India’s premier domestic first-class cricket competition), recording 591 runs.
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