Ever since he started playing at the age of seven, Shivam Bhambri has not looked back. Between daily practice and various tournaments that he plays around the year, Shivam has managed to find a right balance in studies and his passion—cricket.
Bhambri did his parents proud by securing 90 % marks in the class 12th exams. A student of commerce stream in Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Bhambri, has represented Chandigarh in the under-14 cricket tournament in the 54th National School games. His all-round performance in the tournament helped Chandigarh bag a silver medal. Bhambri has also represented Punjab in the under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy for two years from 2010 to 2012. Later as an under-19 cricketer he represented state in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
“He has been a regular with his assignments, daily studies. He is also a very fast learner which gives him an edge,” his father Naval Bhambri said.
In the 2013-14 Chandigarh under-19 inter-school cricket tournament, he was the top scorer for his school and registered half century in all the six matches.
He was also adjudged best batsman in a private north zone cricket tournament and was also awarded a motorcycle. In this tournament he scored 410 runs, which included one century and five half centuries in the six matches.
Bhambri was adjudged Man of the match in quarterfinals, semifinal and the final match of the 59th under-19 school national games held at Indore from January 27 to February 1 this year. He scored unbeaten 80 and took two wickets in the quarterfinal against Jammu & Kashmir. He scored 45 runs and took two wickets in the semifinal against Haryana. He scored 93 runs and took three wickets in the final against Punjab. For his consistent performance he was adjudged man of the series.