Manan Vohra is an Indian cricketer who plays for Punjab in domestic cricket as an opening batsman. Vohra was born on 18 July 1993 in Chandigarh, India and is a right-handed batsman and a right arm medium bowler. He started playing cricket in his school days and later represented India at the Under-19 level.
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Vohra has a sporting lineage in his family as his grandfather is a former India hockey player. But he chose cricket over hockey as a career. He piled up runs in age group cricket and was later selected in the Punjab Under-16 team and was then made the captain of Punjab Under-19 team. He captained the team to victory in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. Vohra was named in the squad to represent India at the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup but was unfortunate to miss out due to an injury. In a match against Jharkhand during the 2013-14 season of Ranji Trophy, Vohra smashed 187 with the help of 24 fours and 3 sixes.
Vohra's style of batting made him an ideal batsman for limited-overs cricket and he ultimately made his Indian Premier League debut for Kings XI Punjab in April 2013 and scored an unbeaten 43 runs off 26 balls. He scored 161 runs in the season at 20.12. The next season in 2014 was his most successful season by far where he scored 3324 runs in 8 matches at 40.50 including 67 runs in the final of the league against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the 2017 season, in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad he single-handedly brought his team close to victory when they were reduced to 84 for 6. He struck his career-best 95 playing against SRH. At the IPL Player Auction 2018, Manan was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 1.1 crore, but was released by the franchise thereafter. Rajasthan Royals secured his services for IPL 2019 at a salary of INR 20 lakh and was retained for IPL 2020. So far in 49 IPL matches, Vohra has scored 1012 runs at an average of 23.53 including 3 fifties.
Vohra is the grandson of former Indian Hockey player Yogesh Pratap Singh, who is now the General Secretary of Chandigarh Cricket Association. He considers his grandfather to be his inspiration and credits his presence in the cricket to his grandfather. His coach at junior level was India’s former Racewalker Harminder Singh but is now being mentored by Yograj Singh, a former Indian Cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh hailed him as an outstanding talent after seeing him play in his early years. He is a prolific run scorer and an aggressive batsman who can take the attack to the opponent at any time.