Kulwant Khejroliya Biography
Kulwant Khejroliya is an Indian cricketer who hails from Rajasthan. Born on the 13th of March, 1992, in Jhunjhunu, Khejroliya is a left-handed fast bowler who currently plays for Delhi in the domestic circuit.
The fast-bowler was from a lower-middle class family. His parents wanted their son to complete his education and secure a well paid job.
Khejroliya tried his hand at the railway exams. After failing a couple of times, he served as a waiter at a Restaurant in Goa. One of his friends saw the young man’s talent and asked him to join the LB Shastri Academy in Delhi.
The young man did not disappoint the selectors at the trials. Gautam Gambhir was impressed with his talent and asked the coaches to train him for the senior team.
Kulwant trained under Sanjay Bhardwaj and Atul Wassan. He was consistently generating pace and had the ability to move the ball both ways.
However, inducting him into the senior team right away was not an option as fresh and raw talents must be groomed and trained so that they perform to the best of their ability.
Khejroliya was regularly bowling to senior players at the nets which made him improve on a lot of aspects and take his game to the next level.
The fast bowler hasn’t made any international appearances yet. However, the day might not be too far when we get to see him in the blue jersey.
Rise to Glory
Khejroliya took two wickets in his first game for Delhi against Assam on the 6th of October, 2017. Since then, his career has scaled only upwards.
The fast-bowler formed a formidable bowling partnership with Navdeep Saini to take Delhi to the finals of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season. His six-fer in the semi-finals against Bengal is his best performance till date.
Since debut, the pacer has played 11 List A matches and 10 T20s with as many wickets. Currently aged 25, Khejroliya has rose from bottom and has become a key player in the Delhi setup.
Kulwant was purchased by the Mumbai Indians for the 2017 season of the Indian premier League but failed to get a game under his belt. The 2018 Auctions saw him grabbed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The pacer is better equipped this time and is surely in line to get few games for the franchise.