RR vs CSK: Match Preview - Buoyant Royals aim to finish league stage on a high
RR vs CSK: Match Preview - Buoyant Royals aim to finish league stage on a high
19 May 2022
LSG vs RR: Match Report: All-round Royals bring their ‘A game to complete the double
LSG vs RR: Match Report: All-round Royals bring their ‘A game to complete the double
16 May 2022
LSG vs RR: Match Preview - Sights set on playoffs as Royals seek encore in Take Two
LSG vs RR: Match Preview - Sights set on playoffs as Royals seek encore in Take Two
14 May 2022
RR vs DC: Match Report - Ashwin fifty in vain as Royals fall short
RR vs DC: Match Report - Ashwin fifty in vain as Royals fall short
11 May 2022
RR vs DC: Match Preview - A special cause to play for as Royals approach Round Two
RR vs DC: Match Preview - A special cause to play for as Royals approach Round Two
10 May 2022
Shimron Hetmyer travels back home, to return after birth of child
Shimron Hetmyer travels back home, to return after birth of child
08 May 2022
PBKS vs RR: Match Report: Sublime Yashasvi shines as Royals roar back
PBKS vs RR: Match Report: Sublime Yashasvi shines as Royals roar back
07 May 2022
PBKS vs RR: Match Preview - ‘One game at a time’ the mantra as Royals seek comeback
PBKS vs RR: Match Preview - ‘One game at a time’ the mantra as Royals seek comeback
06 May 2022

At the Royals, we’ve always believed in and promoted raw, young talent, and many of them have gone on to have glittering careers over the past 13 years. “Discovering potential, championing dreams” is what we call it at the franchise, and it holds true for many in the current squad as well. Among them this season, is a young quartet of Indian fast bowlers, raring to go.

Just one day before hard quarantine got over, we spoke to the boys one by one on a video call -  with the four of them in their respective rooms abiding by the strict rules of the IPL bubble. After six days in their rooms, they still had smiles on their faces despite being alone, and far away from their home and families. Maybe, just maybe, because they’re with another one.


20-year-old Kartik Tyagi joined us in 2020 after a superb U-19 World Cup campaign and went on to become a regular in the side last year, which resulted in him being part of the Indian contingent travelling to Australia.  “The first time I joined the Royals family, I got the “shahenshah” (king) treatment from everyone. I had never been a part of a camp like this before, and the environment here is just the best”, says Kartik, stressing on how he felt at home from Day 1 even among international stars, who made him better. “Getting to play with world-class pacers like Jofra Archer made me even more confident about my own game. It’s made me improve, and I want to keep challenging myself more and more now. I am very competitive, and want to do as much as I can to compete against the best,” he said. As an example, he cites working with the coaching staff on his bowling speeds. “Our (fast) bowling coach (Rob Cassell) has moulded my training in a way that’s helped me avoid tiring myself out in the process of generating more pace, something that I’m very keen on,” he said.