Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an Indian international cricketer, who is a right-arm medium-fast bowler capable of swinging the ball both ways, Bhuvneshwar was born on 5 February 1990 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
He is a Right-handed batsman. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Kumar was interested in playing cricket since his childhood. After witnessing his love for cricket, his sister enrolled him into a cricket coaching academy at the age of 13 and encouraged him to take up cricket as his career. Kumar became the part of the Uttar Pradesh state team and his first-class debut at the age of 17 against Bengal.
Kumar’s first T20I match was against Pakistan where he took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs in the match.
He made his ODI debut in the year 2012 when he played against Pakistan. With the very first ball that he bowled, Kumar took Mohammad Hafeez's wicket.
Kumar made his Test debut in 2013 against Australia during the 1st test of Australia Tour to India in 2013. Taking wickets in his first innings was a tedious task for him, but, he along with MS Dhoni had a partnership of 140 runs for the 9th wicket.
Rise to glory
He became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in domestic cricket, in the 2008/09 Ranji Trophy final.
In the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Kumar along with his teammate, Jasprit Bumrah led the Indian team’s bowling attack and India made it to the finals.
In 2018, Kumar took five wickets in the first T20I against South Africa and India won the match by 28 runs. He was the first Indian to do it in the T20Is.
Kumar became the Indian bowler with most wickets in a bilateral T20I series, he was also awarded the Player of the Series.
After Kumar’s impressive performance in the Ranji Trophy in 2008/09, he was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2011, Pune Warriors India signed Kumar. He was then picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.
On his debut test match, Kumar scored 38 runs off 97 balls. In 2014, he scored a half-century of each innings of the 1st test of Team India's tour of England. Also, he became the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets in T20I.