Priya Punia Biography
Priya Punia: Life Before Debut
She has a younger brother named Rahul Punia, who is also pursuing Cricket. She completed her graduation from Jesus and Mary College of Delhi in the commerce stream.
Priya Punia Selection
Indeed she played very well in domestic tournaments and paved her way to the Indian Women’s Team. She is a self-made girl in every sense!
Priya Punia: Domestic Blast
Priya got her initial breakthrough with a T20 against Hyderabad for Delhi Women’s Team in 2016, held in Bangalore.
Her score at the end of the tournament was 407 runs in 8 innings with a whopping average of 50. This tournament changed her life completely; she was recognized and selected in India Green Women’s Team.
Priya Punia: International Start
Although the tournament didn’t go that well for the young aspirant, her hard work and capabilities surely keep her at the front foot for upcoming challenges.
Priya made her ODI debut on 9th Oct 2019 in Vadodara against South Africa. She scored 75 unbeaten runs in 124 balls and became one of the few Indian Women Cricketers to score a half-century in their debut match.
Priya was also awarded as the women of the match in her debut match.
|Priya Punia Debut Match|
Life Outside Cricket
Priya has continuously been supported by her family, especially by her father, Surendra Punia. He is believed to have a dream to play for India.
Surendra Punia made everything possible for his daughter, and made a pitch on the outskirts of Jaipur.
He took a loan for the cricket pitch and sold his property; Priya made her father proud eventually.
She is of a very kind and loving nature, her pet Simba is her best friend.
Some Lesser Known Facts
- Priya Punia is one of the few female cricketers to receive the women of the match award in the debut ODI match.
- Her Instagram followers are as high as 110k in no time.
- Priya sees her idol in her father, Harmanpreet Kaur and Virat Kohli.
- Besides Cricket, Priya loves playing Badminton.
- Priya loves traveling and usually posts pictures.
- She is known to be the Successor of Mithali Raj at the No.3 position.
Priya Punia: Recent Photos
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Indian Women’s Cricket is massively recognized; many articles, interviews, blogs, etc., are published nowadays.
Her hard work will surely provide her with all success she deserved.