Mahipal Krishan Lomror was born on November 16, 1999, in Nagaur, Rajasthan, India. He serves as an all-rounder in the field of cricket. He is a player from Rajasthan who has earned a decent name in cricket in a very little time.
Mahipal was given special attention because of his unique batting, bowling, and fielding style. He is a player of aggressive nature and makes sure that he delivers his best performance while he is playing. He is best known for his big shots that he aggressively and fearlessly plays set a higher target for the opposing team.
Mahipal Lomror belongs to a very middle-class family residing in Rajasthan. His father’s name is Krishan Kumar Lomror and there is not much information available online about his mother or the rest of the family members. It is said that Mahipal has spent his childhood days with his family at Degana, Nagaur Rajasthan.
When he was 6 years old, he started to play cricket with a tennis ball with his fellows and friends in his village. Mahipal Lomror always dreamed of becoming a very successful and well-known cricketer in his early childhood days.
He completed his higher education at Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati (M.D.S.U) University located in Ajmer, India. When Mahipal was a child and he expressed his passion for cricket in front of his family, he was provided with full support and motivation by each member of his family. He was allowed to select cricket as his future and career without any restrictions.
Know Your Player
Mahipal Lomror is a left-handed batsman who generally bats in the middle or lower-middle order accordingly. He is an attacking batsman who is mainly going to go for bigger shots because of his hard-hitting batting style.
He is the kind of batsman you can depend on when the team needs to achieve a higher target in fewer left balls. Mahipal Lomror is said to be raised as a little short-tempered kid and in his interviews, he admitted a fact about himself that playing more and more cricket taught him to remain more patient and calmer.
Maybe this is the reason why we have seen a pattern of aggression in the batting of this 19 years old young cricketer.
Early Cricket Career
Initially, Mahipal Lomror started playing cricket as a batsman but later he learned the art of spin bowling and realized that he has a grip on good bowling as well. Mahipal Lomror became a part of the Under-16 Rajasthan team and Under-19 Rajasthan team before he was selected to play for the Indian Under 19 team.
He was just 16 years old when he was selected as a team member of the Under 19 cricket team to play the world cup and he was highlighted as the second-youngest player of the time.
He performed impressively at the domestic level and in the league cricket that there are possibilities for him to become a part of the national Indian cricket team.
Mahipal Lomror was taught and trained by the former legendary Indian batsman Rahul Dravid during his Under-19 days. Mahipal Lomror enjoyed his Under-19 cricket days to a great extent and performed marvelously throughout the tournament.
Under-19 Matches Played by The Youngster
He was consistent in his performances concerning bat and ball and including fielding as well. He batted in five innings and scored 133 runs with a decent average of 33.25 a strike rate of 100.75.
His performance was not limited to batting only as he picked up 7 wickets in 6 matches as well respectively with an average of 18.85 and economy rate of 3.75. In the Under-19 match he played against New Zealand, he scored 45 runs and concluded his bowling with 5/47.
With this, he became the only Indian bowler to achieve five wickets in the tournament. He also took four wickets for ten runs in five overs against England in the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka that became his most highlighted career achievement.
Mahipal Lomror played his T20 debut match for Rajasthan in 2016-17 in the Inter-state tournament that was hosted on 30th January 2017. He made his List-A debut for Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25th February 2017.
Lomror made his first-class debut at the age of 17 for Rajasthan in the year 2016-17 during the Ranji season. After the world cup, the doors of league cricket were opened for him.
The Delhi Daredevils snatched Lomror for ten lakhs in the 2016 IPL auction, two months after his heroic performance in the U19 World Cup. At the 2018 auctions, he was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals and played in a few games that season, but he did not get much of a chance to show off any of his skills.
As he only played in two games in the IPL in the year 2018, Rajasthan Royals decided to keep him in 2019 as well trusting the talent the kid had.
Mahipal is a type of destructive batsman and if he is provided relevant guidelines, he can easily contribute a lot in the world of T20 cricket. This is the reason that IPL franchises are always going to look forward to him in the future as well.
The talented all-rounder has also managed to display great skills with the ball as well. He prefers to go bowl with slow speed portraying his slow left-arm orthodox style bowling.
As a dependable left-hand batsman, Mahipal Lomror has displayed beautiful skills with the bat. The hitman has not left any opportunity to smash the bowl hard every time the opposition gets to board him. With this, the batsman has maintained a very good record and fine statistics concerning his batting.
(Source: Wikipedia, CricInfo & Sports NDTV)
Mahipal Fielding Abilities
Mahipal had a great talent to portray when it came to fielding as well and he was not limited to bowling and batting only. He is a player with an active and sharp mind and pays great attention while he is present on the ground. Mahipal is quick at stopping runs, especially boundaries, and is surely a player you can depend on while the team is bowling.
If we analyze and observe the fielding statistics of Mahipal Lomror, we can get an idea about his effectiveness in the fielding ground. Mahipal took one catch in his IPL matches, 13 in first-class cricket, 8 in List-A format, 18 in T20 games. Other than these, Mahipal Lomror has also dismissed a total of four batsmen by run out.
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Mahipal’s Net Worth
He earns a great amount of money through the medium of cricket as known by all. He, at a very young age of 20, has a net worth of $65 million approximately. He has played many domestic matches and has earned quite well from each of one them.
Playing the Under-19 World Cup with great performances also brought him at a peak of his financial success. He is currently being paid by Rajasthan and Indian Premier League’s team Rajasthan Royals respectively.
Former Indian cricketer and Mumbai coach Chandrakant Pandit gave him the nickname “Junior Chris Gayle.”
- Mahipal is a huge fan of the batsman Adam Gilchrist, and bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Daniel Vettori. Among these three names, the most favorite of Mahipal Lomror is Adam Gilchrist. Mahipal used to observe and learn from the batting and bowling style of the above-mentioned senior and professional cricketers.
- In an interview, Mahipal expressed that his favorite Bollywood film is “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”
- He is commonly known with the nickname Mahi in his fellow cricketers and is said to have an aggressive but very influencing nature.
- About Adam Gilchrist, Mahipal Lomror once said that Adam Gilchrist was a very professional player and could snatch away the game from the opposition and these were the factors that attracted Mahipal.
- Mahipal Lomror also captained the Rajasthan team and during his captaincy, he realized how important it was for him to be calmer while making decisions on the field.
- The 20 years old brilliant cricketer is the first Indian youngster to become a captain of a team in a Twenty20 format. At the age of 18, Mahipal Lomror was named captain of Rajasthan in the 2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
- There was no cricket academy in Lomror’s village of Nagaur where Mahipal could get proper training. He kept playing with a tennis ball for a time being but eventually, he got his talent recognized, and started getting professional training at an academy in 2008.