Shivam Dube Biography: Hard-hitting Indian batting all-rounder who started playing cricket at the age of 5, stopped playing at 13, and then again started at 19!
Early Life of Shivam Dube:
Shivam Dube was born on June 26, 1993, in Mumbai, India. He is brought up in Mumbai but he is originally from Uttar Pradesh, as his family moved to Maharashtra from Bhadohi.
He started playing cricket at a very young age. Soon, his father recognized his talent and enrolled him in Chandrakant Pant Cricket Academy.
Later, he started playing school level cricket. Even once, he helped his school team to win the title of under-14 Giles Shield, but soon, he left out of the team due to his overweight.
He, then, stopped playing cricket till he made his comeback at the age of 19, after five years of hard training. All thanks to his father who kept motivating him to work hard in those five years.
His father is a businessman who had a garment factory that he put on a lease, so that, his son could get all the cricket related facilities he wanted back then.
After lots of training and shedding all his “overweight”, he finally made a comeback into cricket at 19 with around 75 kg weight. Then, he joined Karnatak Sporting Association where he started playing under Satish Samant.
Meanwhile, he also used to practice on their self made cricket pitch in his backyard. There, his father used to throw balls to him for approx eight hours daily.
Shivam Dube Biography:
|Shivam Dube's Profile:|
|Full Name||Shivam Dube|
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1993|
|Age||27 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|School||Hansraj Morarji Public School, Mumbai|
|College||Rizvi College, Mumbai|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 sister (Pooja Dube)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Major Teams||India, India A, India Under-23s, Mumbai, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|ODI Debut||India vs West Indies at Chennai (December 15, 2019)|
|T20I Debut||India vs Bangladesh at Delhi (November 3, 2019)|
|First-Class Debut||Mumbai vs Karnataka at Nagpur (December 7, 2017)|
|List-A Debut||Mumbai vs Rajasthan at Chennai (February 26, 2017)|
|T-20 Debut||Baroda vs Mumbai at Mumbai (January 18, 2016)|
Shivam’s father, Rajesh Dube, is a businessman who used to be a wrestler in his youth.
His mother, Madhuri Dube, is a homemaker.
He has an elder sister named Pooja Dube.
He did his schooling from Hansraj Morarji Public School, Mumbai. He completed his graduation from Mumbai’s Rizvi College.
Cricket Career of Shivam Dube:
After making his comeback, he started playing cricket for Karnataka Sporting Club. Then, he played a lot of Club matches and soon became a well-renowned hard-hitting batsman among the club cricketers.
Later, he played some brilliant cricket at the Mitsui Shoji T20 League which finally made him play cricket for Mumbai.
On January 18, 2016, he made his T20 debut for Mumbai against Baroda in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He remained not out at 21 along with Suryakumar Yadav who made 57 runs in the match.
Later, on February 26, 2017, he started his List-A career against Rajasthan. He didn’t get the chance to bat in the match, however, he did pick two crucial wickets for his team.
The same year, on December 17, Dube made his First-Class debut opposite Karnataka. He made 7 runs in the first innings and hammered 71 runs, including 7 fours and 4 sixes, in the second innings. He also took 5 wickets in the match.
On November 03, 2019, Shivam Dube made his T20I debut for India against Bangladesh. It wasn’t a good start for him, as he got out at the score of 1 run.
Later, in December, he played his first and only ODI match for India against West Indies. He scored 9 runs and also bowled 7 overs but couldn’t get any wicket in the match.
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Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) bought Shivam Dube for IPL 2019 at a whopping price of Rs. 5 crores. He made his debut for RCB on March 24, 2019, opposite Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
He played four matches and scored 40 runs in the tournament with the highest score of 24 runs against the Delhi Capitals.
|Dube's IPL Stats|
Facts about Shivam Dube:
- He idolizes South African allrounder Jacques Kallis as a cricketer.
- Dube hit 5 sixes in first 5 bowls of Swapnil Singh’s over in a Ranji Trophy match, just a day before the 2019 IPL auction.
- He previously hit 5 sixes to Praveen Tambe in the 2018 T20 Mumbai League.
- Apart from Garments business, his father also used to run a dairy farm business which got failed for some reason.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the jersey number of Shivam Dube?
Ans: Jersey no. 70.
Q2: Who is the girlfriend of Shivam Dube?
Ans: Not known
Q3: What is the height of Shivam Dube?
Ans: 5ft. 11” (1.80 m)
Q4: Where is the home town of Shivam Dube?
Ans: He is originally from UP, however, he’s raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Q5: Who is the father of Shivam Dube?
Ans: Rajesh Dube
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