At the age of 16, the general public of youth remains busy figuring out what to do with their profession. However, 16-12 months old Prayas Ray Barman is an exception via a mile. On Sunday, the teenager made his debut within the Indian Premier League (IPL) while he performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). However, he isn’t very distinctive from the men of his age, and he too has his duty as a scholar. Prayas appears for his elegance 12 CBSE board assessments this 12 months and is unsurprisingly locating it hard to juggle among exam and cricket. Just before his IPL debut, Prayas, who research trade on the Kalyani Public School in Kolkata, turned into to seem for his Economics paper. He will now appear for his Entrepreneurship examination on April 4 before re-becoming a group member at the eve of the healthy in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 5.


Prayas’ father, Dr. Kaushik Ray Barman, found out how tough it’s miles for his son to manipulate the studies and his cricket. He additionally revealed that Prayas is getting complete help from the crew. “It’s tough, but he’s handling it. He has the whole assist of the team,” Dr. Kaushik turned into quoted as announcing in The Indian Express.

“(Virat) Kohli, AB (de Villiers), and (train Gary) Kirsten are manifestly encouraging him on the nets. Obviously, they have got visible a few capabilities in him to choose him beforehand of the skilled duo of (Pawan) Negi and Washington Sundar,” he added.

Prayas’ father also discovered how Virat Kohli advised the young leg-spinner about his debut just moments earlier than the game. “We were taken aback to see his call in the line-up in RCB’s very third healthy. But he changed into now not nervous,” said Barman senior.
Record and an afternoon to forget:

Sunday changed into a blended day for Barman. He has become the youngest IPL debutant at 16 years and 157 days. The preceding youngest became Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman at 17 years and eleven days for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2018. But his pleasure soon became melancholy after Sunrisers batsmen hit him all around the park. The teen finally completed the sport with figures of zero for fifty-six off his four overs. Prayas started well and had conceded simply six runs in his first over whilst bowling to David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s likes. However, matters went in the downward path for him as the unfastened-flowing batters took him to the cleaners in his next 3 overs.