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 Mavi
Date of Birth
5 March 1990
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Kiran Pal Singh
30 December 2012
22 February 2013
T 20 Debut
25 December 2012
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.
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
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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.
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.
The best parts of my day r the times spent with u. There is so much to like abt u, complimenting would take longer than ever. Happy birthday to the love of my life ?❤️? pic.twitter.com/Jn3s9b94s9
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) August 15, 2018
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.”
When you have a team like this, you never lose.Thank you for the Memories Dubai. Enjoyed every single moment.
Stronger together. 7X Champions of Asia @BCCI #TeamIndia #Champions #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/F9Ej1pf1P8
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) September 29, 2018
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 5, 2017
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, currently.
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) May 23, 2017
Cricket Stats of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Batting and fielding averages
Happy Holi to everyone!! May you always have smiling colour on your face! ? pic.twitter.com/kW5wIcgZhD
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) March 21, 2019
Wish u all a very happy Diwali ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/tDpYAVC3g7
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 7, 2018
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) July 4, 2018
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) June 8, 2014
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