Kuldeep Yadav Biography – The only chinaman bowler India could’ve ever produced!
Early Life of Kuldeep Yadav:
Kuldeep Yadav was born on the 4th of December in 1994, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
He was good at studies in his school days so he used to play cricket just for fun, nothing was serious then. However, his father was so convinced that his son could do something special in cricket. So, he enrolled him in the Rovers Club academy.
Initially, Yadav started cricket as a seam bowler. One day his coach Kapil Pandey asked him to bowl spin, in response, he did the same and bowled few chinaman deliveries which he himself wasn’t aware of at that time.
Obviously, the coach gets impressed and told him to just stick with it, as there were very few chinamen bowlers were playing at the moment.
The young Kuldeep who joined Rovers Club academy to become a fast bowler like Wasim Akram then started following Shane Warne’s videos, and that’s how he learned all those basics of wrist’s positions of a wrist spinner.
When he was 13 years old, he was not selected in the Uttar Pradesh’s Under-15s age-level cricket team. It affected him so badly that at one point, he decided to quit cricket and start focusing on the studies. However, his father once again insisted on him to just keep his focus on cricket.
Later, he played for the Under-16s team which led his selection for the Under-19s.
Kuldeep Yadav Biography:
|Kuldeep Yadav's Profile:|
|Full Name||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Date of Birth||December 14, 1994|
|Age||26 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Unnao, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||Karam Devi Memorial Academy World School, Kanpur|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Ram Singh Yadav|
|Siblings||Madhu, Anita and Anushka Yadav|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|Major Teams||India, Uttar Pradesh, Central Zone, India A, India Under-19s, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians.|
|India vs Australia at Dharamsala (March 25, 2017)|
|West Indies vs India at Port of Spain (June 23, 2017)|
|West Indies vs India at Kingston (July 9, 2017)|
|First-Class Debut||Central Zone vs North Zone at Mohali (October 22, 2014)|
|List-A Debut||Railways vs Uttar Pradesh at Nagpur, (November 7, 2014)|
|T-20 Debut||Uttar Pradesh vs Vidarbha at Nagpur (March 31, 2014)|
His father, Ram Singh Yadav is a Kiln owner and his mother, Usha Yadav is a homemaker.
Kuldeep has two elder sisters named Madhu and Anita, and one younger sister, Anuskha Yadav. Both of his elder sisters are married and the younger one is a law student in Delhi.
Cricket Career of Kuldeep Yadav:
Kuldeep had been the part of the 2014 Under-19s world cup held in Dubai. He took a hat-trick against Scotland in the tournament. Thus, became the first Indian to have a hat-trick in Under-19s world cup history. He finished the tournament with the second-most number of wickets (14 wickets) alongside Kagiso Rabada
Later, on March 31, 2014, Kuldeep made his T20 debut playing in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Vidarbha. He took 2 wickets for 29 runs in the 4 overs he bowled in the match.
In the same year, in October, he made his First-Class debut opposite North Zone. He took 3 wickets in the first innings and didn’t get the chance to bowl in the second innings. He also scored 27 runs in the first innings before getting out by Yuzvendra Chahal, and 56 runs including 8 fours and a six in the second innings.
On November 7, 2014, he started his List-A career against Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Nagpur where he managed to pick 2 wickets out of his 10 overs.
On March 25, 2017, Kuldeep Yadav made his international debut by playing Test against Australia at Dharmsala. He took 4 wickets in the first innings, including the likes of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. However, he didn’t get any wicket in the second innings.
Three months later, on June 23, he made his ODI debut opposite West Indies, however, he didn’t get the chance to bowl or bat as the match got abandoned due to rain after the 39th over of the first innings.
Later, in September, the Chinaman Yadav took a hat-trick against Australia. Thus, he became the 3rd Indian to achieve the feat after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev. In December 2019, he took a hat-trick opposite West Indies and became the first Indian to take two hat-tricks in ODI format.
Subsequently, on July 9, 2017, Yadav made his T20I debut against West Indies at Kingston. He took the wicket of Chris Gayle in the match. It was also the only wicket of that match from the Indian side as the opponent won that match by 9 wickets.
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In 2012, Kuldeep Yadav was first bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 10 lakh. He remained in the team for 2 years but didn’t get to play in any match. Later, KKR signed him for the 2014 IPL season. He played his first match for KKR in the 2014/15 Champions League Twenty20 against Lahore Lions.
The chinaman made his IPL debut for KKR in 2016 IPL opposite Mumbai Indians. Mitchell McClenaghan was his maiden IPL wicket. Later, he played for the same team in IPL 2017 & 2018 season. In 2019, KKR retained the chinaman for INR 5.8 crore and will also be the part of 2020 IPL.
Facts about Kuldeep Yadav:
- He idolizes former Australian leg spinner, Shane Warne.
- He initially wanted to be a seam bowler as he was inspired by Wasim Akram at the moment.
- He had been the highest wicket-taker (17 wickets) in the 2016-17 Duleep Trophy.
- Kuldeep Yadav is the only second wrist-spinner in the world cricket to take a hat-trick in ODIs after Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga.
- He is the only Indian who takes a hat-trick in ODIs twice.
- Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal‘s duo is known as ‘KulCha’.
- His favorite football team is Barcelona.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Kuldeep Yadav?
Ans: 26 years (in 2021)
Q2: What is the height of Kuldeep Yadav?
Ans: 5ft. 6” (168 cm)
Q3: What is the jersey no. of Kuldeep Yadav?
Q4: Who is the girlfriend of Kuldeep Yadav?
Ans: Not known.
Q5: How many hat-tricks Kuldeep Yadav have taken so far?
Ans: 2 hat-tricks in ODIs and 1 hat-trick in Under-19s.
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