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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography: Age, Stats, Career, IPL, Bowling -All Details

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Bhuvi, the skilled bowler, created a stir upon his entrance into the international arena in 2012. From marking his introduction to first-class cricket at the youthful age of 17 to securing five-wicket hauls across all formats, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s journey has been a remarkable one. Today, we take a closer look into the life of this brilliant right-arm medium-fast bowler.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography

Full Name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Born 5 February 1990 (age 34)
Birthplace Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nickname Bhuvi
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Bowler
National Side India (2012–2022)
Test Debut 22 February 2013 vs Australia
ODI Debut 30 December 2012 vs Pakistan
T20I Debut 25 December 2012 vs Pakistan
Domestic Team
Years Team
2007/08–present Uttar Pradesh
2009–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India
2014–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
Major Teams Played for India, India A, India Blue, India Blue, India Red, Central Zone, Pune Warriors, Uttar Pradesh, RCB, Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Proud Familyअंतराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेटर भुवनेश्वर कुमार के घर आने वाली है ये बड़ी खुशी, पिता की मौत से छाया मातम - International Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar Father Died In Ganganagar Meerut ...

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. Bhuvi’s father has always stood by him, throughout ups and downs.

Early Life

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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, Bhuvi became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.


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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Net Worth

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Bhuvi estimated net worth is estimated to be around 74 crore in 2024.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Wife

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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. They became parents to a baby girl named Acsah on 24 November 2021.


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Bhuvneshwar Kumar International Career

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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. After a promising start, there was a period of lull for the talented bowler. Bhuvi 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 Bhuvi.


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In February 2018, he achieved a five-wicket haul in a T20I against South Africa, making him the second Indian bowler to accomplish this feat in T20Is. In January 2019, during the initial ODI against Australia, Kumar celebrated his 100th wicket in ODIs. Moving to April 2019, he secured a spot in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Unfortunately, Bhuvi faced setbacks as he sustained a leg injury that ruled him out of several matches during the tournament. Fast forward to June 2021, he was appointed as India’s vice-captain for the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Then, in September 2021, Kumar’s name was included in India’s lineup for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In June 2022, Bhuvi was named India’s vice-captain for their T20I matches against Ireland.

Career Stats of Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 21 37 3348 1644 63 6/82 8/96 26.09 2.94 53.1 3 4 0
ODIs 121 120 5847 4951 141 5/42 5/42 35.11 5.08 41.4 4 1 0
T20Is 87 86 1791 2079 90 5/4 5/4 23.10 6.96 19.9 3 2 0
FC 72 126 12766 5961 231 8/41 9/103 25.80 2.80 55.2 9 13 0
List A 173 170 8369 6769 219 5/42 5/42 30.90 4.85 38.2 7 1 0
T20s 273 272 5936 7150 288 5/4 5/4 24.82 7.22 20.6 5 5 0
  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 29 4 552 63* 22.08 1225 45.06 0 3 77 1 8 0
ODIs 121 55 16 552 53* 14.15 747 73.89 0 1 46 8 29 0
T20Is 87 21 13 67 16 8.37 94 71.27 0 0 0 0 15 0
FC 72 104 11 2445 128 26.29 5718 42.75 1 14 315 8 18 0
List A 173 94 34 1223 72 20.38 0 3 42 0
T20s 273 94 51 447 27 10.39 481 92.93 0 0 32 7 55 0

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar in IPL

Bhuvneshwar Kumar in IPL | KreedOn
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After showcasing his skills during the 2008/09 Ranji season, he secured an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Moving to 2011, he joined Pune Warriors India, but when the team disbanded in 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad acquired him for ₹4.25 crores during the 2014 IPL Auction.

During 2016, he was a member of the Sunrisers’ squad that clinched victory in the 2016 Indian Premier League, capturing 23 wickets and securing the coveted Purple Cap awarded to the highest wicket-taker of the season. In 2018, Bhuvi assumed the role of the team’s vice-captain. In the IPL Auction 2024, the Hyderabad franchise acquired the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Rs 4.20 Cr.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 163 30 283 27 8.58 297 95.29 0 0 27 3 32 0
2024 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 14 3 42 27 14.00 47 89.36 0 0 4 0 3 0
2022 14 3 24 8 8.00 26 92.31 0 0 3 0 2 0
2021 11 6 34 14* 34.00 30 113.33 0 0 3 0 0 0
2020 4 0 0 0* 0.00 2 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 15 2 12 7* 4.00 19 63.15 0 0 1 0 4 0
2018 12 2 13 7 6.50 16 81.25 0 0 1 0 2 0
2017 14 1 4 4* 4.00 4 100.00 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016 17 2 43 21 7.16 27 159.25 0 0 6 1 6 0
2015 14 2 17 11* 17.00 10 170.00 0 0 2 1 5 0
2014 14 1 1 1 1.00 4 25.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 16 2 52 24* 7.42 71 73.23 0 0 3 1 2 0
2012 11 6 40 11* 13.33 40 100.00 0 0 4 0 0 0
2011 4 0 1 1 0.00 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
  • Bowling
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 163 3640 4527 170 5/19 26.63 7.46 21.41 2 2
2024 3 72 131 0 0/27 10.92 0 0
2023 14 306 425 16 5/30 26.56 8.33 19.13 0 1
2022 14 313 383 12 3/22 31.92 7.34 26.08 0 0
2021 11 252 335 6 1/16 55.83 7.97 42.00 0 0
2020 4 85 99 3 2/25 33.00 6.98 28.33 0 0
2019 15 354 461 13 2/24 35.46 7.81 27.23 0 0
2018 12 277 354 9 3/26 39.33 7.66 30.77 0 0
2017 14 314 369 26 5/19 14.19 7.05 12.07 0 1
2016 17 396 490 23 4/29 21.30 7.42 17.21 1 0
2015 14 310 407 18 3/26 22.61 7.87 17.22 0 0
2014 14 319 354 20 4/14 17.70 6.65 15.95 1 0
2013 16 342 371 13 3/18 28.53 6.50 26.30 0 0
2012 11 234 281 8 2/9 35.12 7.20 29.25 0 0
2011 4 66 67 3 2/14 22.33 6.09 22.00 0 0

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