Swastik Chikara Biography: Family, Career, Salary, Net worth, Ipl Salary

Swastik Chikara Biography:

Swastik Chikara is an 18 year old emerging batsman from Uttar Pradesh famous for breaking the world record of South African Cricketer Shane Dadswell by scoring 585 runs in 167 balls.

Swastik Chikara Biography
Swastik Chikara on his three centuries: Photo taken from Instagram
Swastik Surender Chikara
Date of BirthApril 3, 2005
BirthplaceGhaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
FatherSurender Chikara
MotherSudha Chikara
Acting RoleBatsman All-Rounder
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling StyleRight Arm Off break
Domestic TeamsUttar Pradesh Cricket Team (Current)
Meerut Mavericks (2023-Current)
Delhi Capitals 2024
T20 DebutNot yet
List A DebutNovember 25, 2023 for Uttar Pradesh Vs Himachal Pradesh in the 2023-2024 Vijay Hazare Trophy
IPL DebutIPL 2024 Delhi Capitals
International DebutNot yet
World Record585 runs in 167 balls (2019)
MatchesList A: 6
Runs ScoredList A: 200
UP T20: 494
Batting AverageList A: 33.33
UP T20: 70.57
Strike RateList A: 109.28
UP T20: 173.33
EducationAster Public School, Greater Noida
CoachFather Surender Chikara at the SS Nalanda Cricket Hostel, Ghaziabad
Height5 Feet 11 Inch (180 cm)
Marital StatusUnmarried

Swastik also became the first player to score a century in a UP T20 cricket match in 2023.

Swastik Chikara cricket Career:

Swastik Chikara first came under the spotlight when he broke Shane Dadswell’s world record by scoring 585 runs in 167 balls during a local tournament at the age of 16 in 2019. South Africa’s Shane Dadswell held the place with 490 runs in 2017. This outstanding inning contributed to his team setting a world record as well by scoring a total of 704 runs.

Swastik Chikara Biography
Swastik Chikara: Photo taken from Instagram

Subsequently, Swastik Chikara earned a spot in the Uttar Pradesh U25 team for the Col CK Nayudu Trophy in January 2020. His performance was outstanding with a score of 371 runs in six matches and a batting average of 53.00.

List A Career: Swastik Chikara made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh on November 25, 2023 playing against Himachal Pradesh in the 2023-2024 Vijay Hazare Trophy held at Chandigarh. Swastik played an inning of 117 runs in 101 balls and Uttar Pradesh won the match by 7 wickets. Additionally, he has also played five List A matches where he scored 200 runs at an average batting rate of 33.33 and a strike rate of 109.28.

T20 Career: Swastik Chikara scored a brilliant century in 57 balls for Meerut Mavericks in the Uttar Pradesh T20 League 2023. He was the second highest run scorer in the tournament with 494 runs, in 10 innings at a strike rate of 173.33.

IPL Career: Swastik Chikara was selected at the IPL Mini Auction held at Dubai on December 19, 2023. Swastik Chikara was included in their team by Delhi Capitals at an auction price of Rs 20 lakh for the 2024 Indian Premiere League.

Swastik Chikara Family
Swastik Chikara winning Jio Emerging Player 2023 award in the Uttar Pradesh T20 match: Photo taken from Instagram

Swastik was also selected as an opening batsman for Delhi Capitals. Additionally, he had also participated in trials for IPL teams Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.

International Cricket: Swastik Chikara has yet not made his debut for International cricket. He is yet to play his first ODI or T20I or International Test Cricket.

Swastik Chikara Early Life:

Swastik Chikara was born in Atora Nagla village of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Swastik Chikara has received education along with cricket coaching, and passed class 12th examination from Aster Public School located in Greater Noida.

Swastik Chikara started participating in local tournaments at a very young age of 10. Swastik Chikara played a brilliant inning of 226 runs on 57 balls in the Syed Hamid Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament where Aster Public School defeated Kalka Public School by 255 runs and he was elected as the man of the match.

Swastik Chikara Family Background:

Swastik Chikara was born in a middle class family. His father Surender Chikara is in Delhi Police and his mother Sudha Chikara is a housewife.

Swastik Chikara Interesting Facts
Swastik Chikara on his first Century: Photo taken from Instagram

His elder sisters – Savita Chikara and Sheel Chikara, are excellent track and field athletes hence Swastik comes from an athletic family. His father ( Surender Chikara) also have a history of playing in the national level athletics and is currently an umpire of the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.

Swastik’s father encouraged Swastik to play cricket and gave him coaching after he saw his current coaching institute was not suitable. His mother used to take him every day to the cricket academy which was 16 km away from their home in Muradnagar to Ghaziabad but his father decided those coaching were in vain.

His father then decided to train Swastik himself starting from curating wickets with his own hand to buying his son a bowling machine and fixing 12 wickets at their training ground. He overcame all his struggles to provide his son the best level of cricket coaching.

Swastik Chikara Interesting Facts:

Swastik Chikara is a fitness enthusiast and carries out various fitness activities and regularly visits the gym to stay in shape and maintain his body and health.

Swastik Chikara is also actively involved in social media in the following social media sites:

Instagram and Twitter. Mostly his posts focus on personal achievements as well reposts for his idols and friends. He also likes to post regarding his fitness and gym routine. Swastik Chikara’s Idol is former Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag.

Swastik Chikara Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth: Swastik Chikara’s Net worth is reportedly Rs 50 Lakhs. This is a result of his astounding batting record despite his young age.

Income: Swastik Chikara got a Vijay Hazare salary of Rs 25,000 Per day.

IPL Salary: Swastik Chikara was bought in the IPL Mini Auction in December 2023, by Delhi Capitals for an auction price of Rs 20 Lakhs for the Indian Premiere League 2024.

Swastik Chikara Records and Achievements:

  • Set a World record by Scoring 585 runs on 167 balls at the age of 16. He was playing for Mahi Cricket Club in the Shaheed Ram Prasad Bismil Open.
  • Second highest scorer in the UP T20 2023 League scoring 494 runs.
  • Scored 226 runs on 57 balls for Aster Public School in Syed Hamid Memorial T20 in 2019.
  • Hit 9 consecutive sixes in nine balls in UP T20 League and 8 sixes in a row twice.
  • First player ever to score a century in UP T20 League in 2023.

Leave a Comment