Bhuvneshwar Kumar, famously known as Bhuvi was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 5 February 1990. Bhuvi is an Indian right-arm medium-fast bowler. Bhuvneshwar is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways. He has been a crucial member of the Indian squad in all three formats for many years. His ability to swing the ball in both ways helped him in taking wickets in all the countries. In TATA IPL 2022, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping amount of 4.20 crores and also captained the franchise in the last few matches of the tournament.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Early Life and Education
Bhuvneshwar Kumar started off playing cricket at the age of 13. His elder sister encouraged him for playing cricket and his elder sister who is 7 years older than Bhuvneshwar started accompanying him to a coaching center. She accompanied him till the time he was able to go alone. Bhuvneshwar used to go to Victoria Club. He was coached by wicketkeeper Vipin Vats and Sanjay Rastogi.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar International Debut
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Test Debut – 22 February 2013 against Australia
Bhuvneshwar Kumar ODI Debut – 30 December 2012 against Pakistan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar T20I Debut – 25 December 2012 against Pakistan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Career
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Domestic Career
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his domestic debut in Ranji Trophy at the age of 17 against West Bengal playing for Uttar Pradesh in 2007. His debut season was almost average but the bowler came into limelight in the Ranji Trophy season 2008-09 when he dismissed Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on 0. This was the
first time in Sachin’s career that he got dismissed on 0. Bhuvneshwar had a magnificent season and he took 35 wickets in the season.
In 2012 Duleep Trophy, he made his maiden first-class century playing for Central Zone in the semifinal against North Zone. He was awarded with Man of the Match for his match winning performance.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar International Career
After giving some decent performances in the domestic circuit, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was selected in a limited over series against Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his International debut on 25 December 2012 in a T20I match and picked up 3 wickets by giving up just 9 runs. However, India lost the match. By giving a quality performance in T20I series, he earned a place in playing-11 and made his debut on 30 December 2012 and took his 1st ODI wicket on the very first ball.
In 2013, Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his Test debut against Australia, he didn’t bowl well in his debut test. However, he played a good role as a batter and scored 38 runs in a 140 runs partnership with MS Dhoni. In the second match of the series, he took 3 crucial wickets.
In the same year, he got selected in Champions Trophy team. He took 6 wickets in the tournament and was included in the team of the tournament.
In a tri-nation series in 2013 against West Indies and Sri Lanka, he was awarded with his maiden ‘Man of the series’ award.
In a forgettable test series for Indian test history in 2014 against England where India lost by 3-1, Bhuvneshwar bagged another ‘Man of the series’ title for his all round performance in the series. He took 2 five wicket hauls and made three half centuries in the tournament.
He failed to play matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 due to his poor fitness issues. He just played one match in the tournament.
Bhuvi was in and out of the team for a long run majorly due to his fitness issues. Kumar made a remarkable comeback in ICC Champions Trophy held in 2017 and was named in the Team of the Tournament.
In 2018, Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first Indian bowler to take 5 wickets in all the three formats of Crickets after taking 5 wickets against South Africa in a T20I.
In 2019, Kumar took his 100th ODI wicket and was selected in Cricket World Cup 2019 but was ruled out due to his injury.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was then picked up in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in UAE in 2021.
Recently in June 2022, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the T20I series against Ireland.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL Career
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 but he played only 2 matches in his first two seasons. In 2011, he was roped in by Pune Warriors India. He became teams lead bowler within the years.
In 2014, he was brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Since then, he has been a crucial member and the lead bowler of the franchise. In 2016 when Hyderabad won IPL, Bhuvneshwar won the Purple Cap for taking most wickets in the tournament.
In 2022, he was bought back by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping amount of 4.20 crores in the mega auction of TATA IPL 2022.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar played 14 matches and took 12 wickets in the season. Kumar also captained the franchise in last few matches of the tournament.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Stats
In Tests, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 21 matches and taken 63 wickets with the best figures of 6/82 in an innings.
In ODIs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 121 matches and taken 141 wickets with the best bowling figure of 5/42 in a match.
In T20Is, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has payed 65 matches and taken 65 wickets with the best bowling figure of 5/24 in a match.
In IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 146 matches and taken 154 wickets with best bowling figure of 5/19 in a match.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Records
· Highest score by an Indian on debut batting on Number 10.
· First player of score 3 half centuries in a series batting at Number 9.
· Purple Cap in IPL 2016 (23 wickets).
· First Indian bowler to take 5 wickets in all three formats.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Family
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh to Kiran Pal Singh Mavi who is an ASP in Uttar Pradesh Police and Indresh Mavi who is a house wife. His roots are from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. He has an elder sister Rekha Adhana who helped him in achieving his goal of playing cricket. Bhuvneshwar got engaged on 4 October, 2017 with his Childhood friend Nupur Nagar and on 23 November couple got married. The couple were blessed with a daughter in 2021.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Full Name: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Nickname: Bhuvi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Height: 178 cm
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Birthplace: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Date of Birth: 5 February 1990
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Age: 32 years
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Nationality: Indian
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Religion: Hinduism
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Marital Status: Married
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Favorite Cricketer: AB de Villiers, Wasim Akram
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Favorite Sportsperson: Novak Djokovic (Tennis Player)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Jersey Number: 15
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowling style: Right-arm medium fast
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Favorite Ball: Inswing
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Hobbies: Playing games, Reading
1. When Bhuvneshwar Kumar got married?
Bhuvneshwar got engaged on 4 October, 2017 with his Childhood friend Nupur Nagar and on 23 November couple got married.
2. When Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his International Debut for India?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his International debut on 25 December 2012 in a T20I match and picked up 3 wickets by giving up just 9 runs. However, India lost the match.
3. When Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his IPL debut?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 but he played only 2 matches in his first two seasons.
4. How many wickets Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken in IPL?
In IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 134 matches and taken 143 wickets with best bowling figure of 5/19 in a match.
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