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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography: Meet Indian Cricket’s New Swing King

In a fairly aggressive team, this young assuming player stands out. The talented bowler made waves as soon as he debuted at the international stage in 2012. Right from making his first-class cricket debut at the age of 17 to his five-wicket haul in all formats of the game, it has been quite a ride for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Today, we glimpse into the life of this fine right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography

Details
Full Name
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi
Date of Birth
5 March 1990
Hometown
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Height
175 cm
Weight
62 kg
Coach
Sanjay Rastogi
Spouse
Nupur Nagar
Parent
Kiran Pal Singh
ODI Debut
30 December 2012
Test Debut
22 February 2013
T 20 Debut
25 December 2012
Batting Style
Right-handed
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium fast
Teams Played for
Uttar Pradesh, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indian National Team

The Proud Family

Bhuvneshwar’s father, Kiran Pal Singh, is a retired Sub-Inspector of the UP police. His mother is a homemaker. Bhuvi has a sister as well, Rekha Adhana. In fact, she is the one who encouraged him to take up cricket. His father has always stood by him, though out the ups and downs.

I always wanted my son to play cricket. We even had options of playing him from Delhi as the distance from Meerut to Delhi is very less. However many youngsters play well from Delhi and somehow I thought that my child would get lost from there. So I wanted my son to play from UP,” said the proud father to crictracker.com.

Early Life

Kumar took his first step into the cricketing world by joining Sanjay Rastogi’s academy.

When he joined my academy, he had brilliant foot work enquired about his batting. He was a different person as he used to give equal time to both batting and bowling altogether. During the early years when we had barren grounds he used to practice with wet balls which hugely improved his game,” Sanjoy Rastogi was quoted by Xtratime.in.

Kumar represented Central Zone in Duleep Trophy and plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. The 2008-09 season of Ranji Trophy will always be special for Kumar. In the final of the tournament, Kumar became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Net Worth

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s estimated net worth is estimated to be US$6.2million (Rs 39.8Crores) in 2018. He receives a salary of US$1.32million(Rs 8.50Crores) from his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Personal Life

In the year 2017, Bhuvneshwar married Noida based engineer, Nupur Nagar. The couple exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony held in Meerut. The function was graced by various stars from the cricket fraternity.

Indian National Cricket Team

Kumar forayed onto the international scene in 2012 by making his T20I debut against Pakistan. The match took place in Bengaluru and Kumar took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs in the match and had an economy rate of 2.25.

He made his ODI debut against Pakistan as well. On his very first ball, he dismissed Mohammad Hafeez. He made his test debut in 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. He holds the record of being the highest Indian test scorer at number 10 (38 runs).

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a part of the 2013 Champions Trophy winning team. He was also adjudged the Man of the Tournament in 2013 during the Tri-Nation tournament.

 

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After a promising start, there was a period of lull for the talented bowler. He received a lot of criticism and many people assumed that Kumar had lost his focus. During this difficult period, the support of the national bowling coach Bharat Arun was pivotal for Kumar.

“He [Arun] is somebody who manages bowlers really well. At this level you don’t want to get too much into the technique. He sometimes pinpoints certain things which can really improve your bowling,” For example, I increased my pace but I lost my swing. I did not know how to go about it. So he shared some fine points that helped me get my swing back. His role in the team is invaluable.”

IPL

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, currently.

Cricket Stats of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 29 4 552 63* 22.08 1225 45.06 0 3 77 1 8 0
ODIs 105 49 15 523 53* 15.38 697 75.03 0 1 44 8 25 0
T20Is 37 9 5 23 9 5.75 29 79.31 0 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 70 101 11 2433 128 27.03 5691 42.75 1 14 314 8 18 0
List A 145 81 30 1064 72 20.86 0 3 33 0
T20s 150 52 24 241 24* 8.60 246 97.96 0 0 20 4 31 0

 

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 37 3348 1644 63 6/82 8/96 26.09 2.94 53.1 3 4 0
ODIs 105 104 5039 4209 118 5/42 5/42 35.66 5.01 42.7 3 1 0
T20Is 37 37 800 930 36 5/24 5/24 25.83 6.97 22.2 0 1 0
First-class 70 123 12393 5785 218 6/77 9/103 26.53 2.80 56.8 9 12 0
List A 145 142 6982 5584 179 5/42 5/42 31.19 4.79 39.0 5 1 0
T20s 150 150 3302 3932 163 5/19 5/19 24.12 7.14 20.2 2 2 0

Source: espncricinfo.com

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