Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) auction, Rajasthan Royals related ten players from its roster. The inaugural champions retained ten domestic and five overseas players. Aryaman Birla, son of a business tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla, was among the retained players. The left-handed opening batsman was picked up by the franchise last season but did not feature in any game for the Royals. The 21-year-old, however, on the day of being retained by the franchise scored a century in a Ranji Trophy 2018-19 match. Aryaman Birla Exclusive Interview! For Rajasthan Royals’ Player, ‘It’s All About the Journey & Not the Destination’
Aryaman smashed his maiden first-class century to help Madhya Pradesh salvage a draw, following on against Bengal in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group B match. The left-hander finished unbeaten on 103 and was playing his third first-class match. He made his first-class debut last year and in his maiden match, he returned with scores of 16 and six against Odisha. The 21-year-old began the ongoing Ranji Trophy on a promising note, scoring 51 against Tamil Nadu in the first match of the season.
Aryaman wants to build his own legacy and thus is focused on playing cricket. “Someone might say there's pressure because of your name. Of course, there's a legacy that I would love to build on in my own way. But when you're playing you just keep your focus on the ball. It's the 22 yards that counts. It's a great responsibility for me and I would love to take it forward," he was quoted as saying by PTI. Birla Scion Aryaman Hits Maiden First-class Ton, MP Salvage Draw Against Bengal
"I consider myself very lucky that my family members are my role models. Everyone is ambitious in their own way. I want to learn from everyone. Both my parents are very supportive which is very important," he added.