Kuldeep Yadav (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Affair, Biography & More

Kuldeep Yadav profile

Real NameKuldeep Yadav
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 61 kg
in Pounds- 135 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 25 March 2017 vs Australia in Dharamsala
T20- N/A
Coach/MentorKapil Pandey
Jersey Number#18 (India U-19 Team)
Domestic/State TeamsCentral Zone, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Uttar Pradesh U-19
Bowling StyleLeft-arm chinaman
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Nature on fieldAggressive
Records/Achievements (main ones)• At the 2014 ICC U-19 World Cup, Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick against Scotland. With this, Yadav became the first Indian Bowler to register a hat-trick in U-19 World Cup history.
• The chinaman bowler picked up 17 wickets in just three matches of the 2016 Duleep Trophy and thus helped his side, India Red, reach the finals.
Career Turning PointConsistent performances at the 2014 U-19 world cup helped Kuldeep catch selectors' attention.
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 December 1994
Age (as in 2016)22 Years
Birth PlaceUnnao, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Ram Singh Yadav (owner of a brick klin)
Mother- Name Not Known
Kuldeep Yadav with his parents
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1 (Elder)
Kuldeep Yadav elder sister
HobbiesWatching Football, Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite BowlerShane Warne
Favourite Football Team/ClubFC Barcelona, Brazil
Favourite SongThe Monster by Eminem
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- N/A

Kuldeep Yadav chinaman bowler

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kuldeep Yadav

  • Does Kuldeep Yadav smoke: Not Known
  • Does Kuldeep Yadav drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Kuldeep was born in a small village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. He, however, later shifted to Kanpur in search of better training facilities.
  • Although Kuldeep started as a fast bowler when he first joined a cricket academy in Kanpur, he later switched to chinaman on the advice of his then coach, Kapil Pandey. The transition, however, wasn’t smooth for the young lad; in fact, he once even cried for making such a decision.
  • Chinaman bowlers are still a rare breed, which is corroborated by the fact that as of January 2017, there have been only 28 International bowlers to adopt this technique/style of bowling.
  • He was first picked in the Indian Under-19 team as a 17-year old in April 2012. However, he missed out on selection for the Under-19 World Cup, which India eventually went on to win under the leadership of Unmukt Chand, later that year.
  • Kuldeep was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad during the 2012 edition of IPL but didn’t get to play even a single game.
  • The following year, he was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a sum of $66,000. Although he managed to get only 3 games in the IPL season, his bowling turned tables for KKR in the Champion’s league (CLT20), wherein the KKR went on to qualify for the finals.
  • Good bowling figures in the CLT20 helped him get an early call-up to the national squad to play against West Indies. Unfortunately, the West Indian team abandoned the series mid-way due to a dispute with its cricket board and Kuldeep’s ‘possible debut’ was left in vain.
  • In March 2017, while debuting against Australia, Kuldeep became the first-ever men’s Chinaman bowler to represent India. Notably, Chinaman bowling is left-arm unorthodox spin, wherein the bowler spins the ball into a right-handed batsman. Although the direction of turn is same as that of a right-handed off-spinner, the ball turns more sharply due to wrist spin.