A 19-year-old Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to the limelight after knocking Sachin Tendulkar for a duck, the first ever duck in the little master’s domestic first-class cricket career. He belongs to India National cricket team and represents India on the international level. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad on the domestic level.
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- Biography - About Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar : Along the Years
Biography - About Bhuvneshwar Kumar
After making his debut against Pakistan cricket team, Bhuvneshwar was picked for the 2013 Champions League. After this, he continued to be a regular part of the national side. In 2014, Bhuvi got his name up in the Lord’s honours board. He was expected to be leading India’s pace attack in the 2015 World Cup but was unable to play more than a single match due to fitness issues. But he came back strongly and performed well in the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar : Along the Years
|2009||18||Bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2015||24||Selected for 2015 Cricket World Cup|
|2016||25||Purple cap in IPL|
|2019||28||Named in India’s squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup|
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored 38 runs against Australia in 2013, the highest by an Indian number 10 on debut.
- He is also the first Indian number 9 player to get three half-centuries in one series.
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Kumar made his first-class debut against Bengal at the age of 17. Besides playing for Uttar Pradesh, he has also played for Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy. In the final of the 2008/09 Ranji season, he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for his first-ever duck in first-class cricket.
Following his impressive performance in the domestic circuit, Kumar was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009. Next year, he was signed by Pune Warriors India. After Warrior’s dissolution from the IPL, he was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. In 2016, he won the IPL trophy as well as the Purple Cap by taking 23 wickets. In the 2017 IPL, he took 26 wickets to get his second consecutive Purple Cap. In 2018, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named as the vice-captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his T20I debut against Pakistan in 2012 and took 3 wickets for 9 runs. His ODI debut came a few days later against the same team. Bhuvi got a wicket on his very first ball on the ODI cricket as he dismissed Mohammad Hafeez.
2013 was an eventful year for the young man as he made his Test debut and also won the 2013 Champions League. In his Test debut against Australia, he scored 38 runs, the highest by an Indian number 10 on debut. Kumar ended up taking 6 wickets in four matches of his debut Test series. Kumar was selected for the Indian side which won the 2013 Champions Trophy and was named as part of the ICC team of the Tournament. He also posted his career-best figures of 4-8 against Sri Lanka cricket team the same year.
In 2014, he was part of the India team touring England. In the course of the series, he became the first Indian number 9 player to get three half-centuries in one series. He took 6 wickets for 82 runs at Lord’s, his career-best Test bowling figures. Due to fitness issues, Kumar was only able to play in one match in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. He came back fully fit for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy was included in the Team of the Tournament.
In the India vs South Africa T20I series in 2018, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took seven wickets, the most by an Indian fast bowler in a bilateral T20I series.
Kumar’s father, Kiran Pal Singh is a sub-inspector and his mother Indresh Singh is a homemaker. It was his elder sister Rekha Adhana who encouraged him to play cricket and took him to his first cricket coaching centre. In 2017, Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar.