Tushar Deshpande is an up and coming talent from Mumbai who has taken the domestic cricketing world by storm with his languid action and the ability to take wickets at the crucial junctures of the game.
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Hailing from Mumbai, the young pacer Tushar Deshpande came into the radar of Mumbai selectors with 21 wickets in just four games in the Cooch Behar Trophy. Soon, he made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy. He made his List A debut in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. His fifer against Bihar helped Mumbai make the semi-finals. He took 2/30 in the final as Mumbai were crowned champions. The right-arm pacer took 51 wickets from 22 games across formats in the 2018-19 domestic season and was the architect of Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare title win with 15 wickets.
In T20s, the youngster has 31 wickets so far in just 20 matches with a more-than-impressive average of just 17.93. In August 2019, he was named in the India Blue team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
In the 2020 IPL auction, Tushar Deshpande was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League for a sum of INR 20 lakhs. Although, it would be difficult for him to land a place in the playing XI in his rookie season but the pacer will have a lot to learn from bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma.
Tushar Deshpande was born on 15 May 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The tall and lanky bowler has revealed in an interview that he gets inspired by South African veteran pacer Dale Steyn, who is an inspiration to him