Karan Viradiya’s change of fortunes in USA cricket
Karan Viradiya is not a very familiar name in Indian cricket. The batsman from Gujarat did make his way to the under 19 squad in 2013 after scoring around 400 runs in the CK Nayudu tournament. However, an age record disparity between his passport and his school certificate created a big issue and he was suspend just when he was poised to make a Srilanka tour with the under 19 Indian squad.
Karan Viradiya’s change of fortunes in USA cricket. Though Karan subsequently played for Gujarat under 23s in 2017, he moved to California in the USA.
Since then he has really been successful so far in the USA as a cricketer. Became the second-highest run-getter in the Southern California Cricket Association Division One competition back in 2019.
Though the above tournament did not happen last year due to covid. The USA selection committee was please with his performances in 2019 and select him in their extended squad.
It appears that finally Viradiya’s career is looking up. He is expect to play a crucial part for USA team in future. With the number of teams being gradually increase by ICC in T20I world event. It will be no surprise if we see Karan Viradiya playing at world cup level and with his familiarity with Indian conditions, an IPL berth can be a possibility if this Gujrati born cricketer really performs outstandingly at world level to attract more eyeballs.