Shivam, 25, first started learning bridge at the age of 7 under the schooling of his old man. His most notable achievements since then are winning silver medals in the 2003 World Schools Pairs Championship and 2010 World Youngsters Teams Championship, in addition to a silver and bronze medal at the 2017 World Youth Open Championships. After 14 years of playing the beautiful game, the 2 medals in Lyon gave him the perfect ending to bridge.
He was recipient of the 2011 and 2013 (co-recipient) Young Player of the Year awards, and the 2011 Young Pair of the Year award with Basil Letts. He has won the English Under 26 Pairs Championship twice (2009 and 2013).
He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 and is now working at Deloitte in Newcastle. His hobbies very much revolve around sport in particular football and rugby. Going to watch The Arsenal over land and sea, Bear Grylls box sets, and playing 7-a-side football three times each week, keep him out of trouble during free time. Sonny Bill Williams is his inspiration.
Last updated: November 2017
Major International Appearances
European Junior Championships: 2005 2011 2013 2015 and 2017
World Junior Championships: 2010 2012 and 2016
Junior Camrose Selections: 2013 2014 2015 2016 and 2017
Peggy Bayer Trophy Selections: 2005 2006 2010 2011 and 2012