Lineage of business tycoon, Aryaman Birla selected for Madhya Pradesh Ranji team
Aryaman Birla slammed 2 centuries and 1 double-century in CK Nayudu U-23 Tournament.
Updated - Nov 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Descendant of one of the major business tycoon in the country, owner of one of the largest conglomerate corporations, chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, is all set to feature in the Madhya Pradesh Ranji Team. 21-year-old Aryaman Birla has been rewarded for some good work with both bat and ball for the MP team in the CK Nayudu Under-23 Tournament.
For a change, the tycoons have not invested in the sport of cricket by buying a franchise league team but gave their son to the sport. In the five matches he has played so far in the tournament, Aryaman has already amassed as many as 602 runs with a couple of centuries and double century to his name. Furthermore, the left-hander has also picked up 10 wickets in the tournament.
Birla is all set to play alongside the likes of Naman Ojha, Jalaj Saxena, Yogesh Rawat, Mohnish Mishra and Ishwar Pandey in the Madhya Pradesh team. The watershed moment for Birla in the tournament came against Chattisgarh where he slammed a glittering double century.
Aryaman moved to MP from Mumbai for greater opportunities
His double came off a staggering 388 balls which depicts his temperament and patience. Also, he struck 33 boundaries and a maximum in his innings. Apart from his escapades with the bat, he also clinched a wicket in the match. His marathon innings came in the aftermath of daddy centuries against Odisha where he scored 153 and Uttar Pradesh (137, 43). No prizes for guessing, he was adjudged as the man of the match in the game.
In search of greener pastures, Aryaman Birla, a degree commerce student from Mumbai, opted to represent Madhya Pradesh for greater opportunities. “He did not get enough opportunities in Mumbai and hence chose to play for MP,” his mother Neerja spoke according to Mumbai Mirror.