A fan asks Priya Punia if she has a boyfriend; her reaction is going viral
Priya Punia's reaction to one of the questions has gone viral.
Updated - Nov 19, 2020 9:06 pm
Priya Punia, the new young sensation of the Indian women’s team has captured all the attention since her debut in 2018. The top-order batter belongs to Jaipur and her aggressive style of play made her the new rising star of Indian women’s cricket. She also featured in the Women’s T20 Challenge earlier in November 2020 but didn’t find much success. Her team lost in the final to Trailblazers and failed to clinch their third consecutive title.
However, she grabbed all the eyeballs on Thursday as she put up a story on Instagram to invite some questions for a ‘Ask Me Anything’ session and her reaction to one of the questions has gone viral. She was asked by a fan if she has a boyfriend and she replied with a short video reaction with a startled expression. The 24-year-old cricketer has almost 5 lakh followers on Instagram as she is quite popular among youth for her batting prowess.
Punia revealed that if not a cricketer, she would have ended up as a badminton player. She also disclosed that Allu Arjun is her favourite South Indian actor and as she belongs to Rajasthan, her favourite Rajasthani food is ‘Choorma Laddoo’. Apart from fans, Nuzhat Parween, her teammate also asked her a question in the session. The young batswoman is training for the next assignment in her hometown only.
Here’s how Priya Punia responded
The struggling days of Priya Punia before becoming a rising star
Priya Punia started her cricket journey from Delhi. She trained under Rajkumar Sharma for seven years. Interestingly Sharma was Virat Kohli’s childhood coach as well. However, after Priya moved to Jaipur, her life and cricket career both faced a lot of struggle. She didn’t find ideal facilities for training in her early days after moving to the new city.
Also after arriving in Jaipur, she was shaken by Jaundice, and then three months later, she suffered a fractured thumb. However, the struggle didn’t stop Punia from finding success at the highest level. She represented Delhi for the first time in 2016 and later went onto make her International debut in 2018. She has represented India in 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is so far and her performance has been commendable.