India Celebrates Fast Bowler Shivam Mavi’s Debut And A Family’s Dream Comes True After 4 Long Years

Noida's Shiv Shakti Apartments in Sector 71 started their Diwali festivities in broad daylight. Dancers, dhol wallahs, and fireworks rounded up the festivities. One of them had just won a world championship, and this was to celebrate. 

After the final runs were hit in the ICC U-19 World Cup final between India and Australia on Saturday in New Zealand, Shivam Mavi, a 19-year-old fast bowler from Noida, was hoisted onto his neighbours' shoulders. “He was our little hero from the start. The global champion is now among us," Pankaj, Mavi's father proclaimed.

Shivam Mavi's loved ones celebrate India's victory at the Under-19 World Cup

Are you curious about Shivam Mavi’s latest news? Keep on reading. The final was a rout, with the Boys in Blue crushing Australia. The Mavis brought out a big screen, projector, and dhol to watch the final, and they were rooting for Shivam because he has been on fire throughout the World Cup. 

The game started at 6.30 a.m., but the neighbours still came out to watch it on the large screen despite the cold and the morning fog. There were loud applause and dhol rhythms when Shivam caught Ryan Hadley behind to conclude Australia's innings. Shivam's cousin Nitesh said, "He was always destined to be a champion," and, "Even when we played gully cricket, nobody wanted to face him." It's lethal now.

The family of Shivam Mavi last heard from him nearly a week ago because coach Rahul Dravid told the team to turn off their phones during the World Cup. “We'll discuss what he wishes to get as a present. The poor nation's name has been redeemed, but only for ourselves. We're going to throw a big party to welcome him," Pankaj remarked. 

While most cricket lovers were glued to the TV, Shivam's mum, Kavita, ignored the match. She led a morning pooja for the team with some neighbours and relatives and then watched the game from a seat near the havan kund.

Immediately following India's victory, the loved ones of Shivam Mavi erupted into wild celebrations, complete with dancing to the blaring beats of dhols. Nearly the entire block came out to the short alley before his house to celebrate their boy's victory. “This isn't the end of the road, and we want him to know that. This is both practical and quite helpful,” everyone said. His mother, Kavita, remarked, "Aur bahut jeetna hai."

People from the neighbourhood and the BCCL had gathered in front of Shivam's house to watch the game on a big screen.

Mavi has been anticipating this day for the past six years. There were setbacks due to the back injury, and he felt his goals would never be achieved. After playing in the IPL, nerves dropped to 3-4 on a 10-point scale. In the powerplay, his plan is to assault and force them out. The first time he bowled Nissanka out was the favourite dismissal of the U-19 World Cup hero. Shivam Mavi, who had a starting bid of Rs 40 lakhs in the IPL 2023 auction, was acquired by the Hardik Pandya–led Gujarat Titans (GT) for Rs 6 crores.

What is the speed of Shivam Mavi?
The formidable fast bowling line of India, led by Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, was a major factor in the country's success at the Under-19 World Cup. Each of them broke through the other team's batting at a mind-boggling pace of up to 145 kph.
Is Mavi an all-rounder?
Shivam Mavi is a right-handed batsman and a fast seam bowler from Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
What is the price of Shivam Mavi in the IPL?
Following Mavi's spark, the defending champion Rajasthan Royals (RR) outbid Gujarat in a bidding war. At the IPL auction, the Indian fast bowler was purchased by the Gujarat Titans for a whopping INR 6 crore. Winner of the Under-19 World Cup, he has appeared in 32 IPL games.