IND vs AUS Under 19 WC Final

Harjas Singh U19 Australian Player:

Australia broke the hearts of Indian cricket fans for the second time in three months and won the Under-19 World Cup for the fourth time by winning by 79 runs in the final here on Sunday. Australia, batting first, scored a challenging score of 253 runs for seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. In response, the Indian team was out after scoring 174 runs in 43.5 overs. Australia's senior team had extended its wait to win the ICC trophy by defeating India in the final of the ODI World Cup played in Ahmedabad on 19 November last year. Now his junior team did not allow last time champion India to win the Under-19 World Cup for the sixth time. This is the first time that India had to face defeat from Australia in the final.

Have an old relationship with sports 

Harjas Singh was born on 31 January 2005 in Sydney, Australia. His parents were of Indian origin. His family moved to Sydney from Chandigarh in 2000. Harjas started playing cricket as an outfielder at the local Revesby Workers Cricket Club in New South Wales at the age of eight. Harjas, who idolises Usman Khawaja, was trained by Neil D'Costa, who has also trained players like Michael Clarke, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne.

Harjas Singh further said, "My family is still in Chandigarh and Amritsar, but the last time I went there was in 2015. After that cricket took over and I never got a chance. My uncle still lives there." Harjas told Indian Express in conversation. Harjas is a student of Westfield Sports High School, Fairfield. Harjas Singh's mother and father were also associated with sports. His father, Inderjit Singh, was the Punjab state boxing champion, while his mother Avinder Kaur was a long jumper.

Harjas told SBS Punjabi in 2023, "My parents sacrificed all their free time to prepare me that I got proper training. They work in the transportation industry. They helped shape my career. Spent hours and a lot of my savings to do it." Harjas also revealed that he started as a right-handed batsman and why he had to change his batting hand.

How did Harjas become a right handed batsman? 

"Batting right-handed as a young kid, I was in danger of breaking the glass of nearby windows on the leg-side. So, I started batting left-handed to avoid that problem and I Perpetuated" this! However, I bowl right-handed medium pace bowlers, and bowl the ball right-handed," he added. Speaking on his visit, Harjas said that because of his Indian heritage, he had to do more to stand out from others. Had to work hard. He had said, "If you look different from others, then you have to do something different and a lot to maintain that identity and your place in the field."