Monu Kumar is a right-arm fast bowler from Jharkhand, India. Born on 5th November 1994, the prodigy is known for his ability to bowl consistently at speeds near 140 km/h.
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Monu Kumar came to the world’s attention after his international debut for the U19 cricket World Cup in 2014. He scalped 3 wickets against Papua New Guinea and another wicket in the match against England. Even though India finished 5th in the tournament, players like Monu Kumar showed potential for a promising career. Following his stint at the U19 level, Monu came back to India to make his debut for hometown Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy. He made his debut in the T20 format in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and has played over 13 T20s so far. Picking up 15 wickets at an average of 21.06, Kumar emerged as a revelation, courtesy his impressive performance. In the 2017-18 National Twenty20 Championship, he finished among the top-10 wicket-takers.
Following an impressive performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kumar was bought by the comeback side, Chennai Super Kings in 2018 for the price of 25 lakhs. Although Monu is yet to make his IPL debut, he has definitely collected a goldmine of knowledge from the likes of MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming in the CSK camp.
Monu Kumar was born on 5 November 1994 in Ranchi, Jharkhand and sine then has through the ranks to find a place in the coveted Chennai Super Kings dressing-room. Often seen alongside MS Dhoni, Monu has found one of the best mentor he could have ever asked for.