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Akash Deep (Cricketer) Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 27 Years
Hometown: Sasaram
Height: 5' 11"

Akash Deep

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionCricketer (Bowling Allrounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.8 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- Did not make
Test- On 23 February 2024 against England in Ranchi
T20- Did not make
Jersey Number#11 (For RCB in IPL)
Akash Deep's jersey number 11 for RCB
Domestic/State TeamClub Cricket

• United Club
• Mohun Bagan Athletic Club

Domestic

• Bengal Under-23
• Bengal (2019-present)
• Rest of India

International

• India A (2023)

Indian Premier League (IPL)

• Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) (2022-2023)
Coach/MentorSaurashish Lahiri
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast medium
Stock Ball/DeliveryInswinger
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 December 1996 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)27 Years
BirthplaceDehri, Sasaram, Bihar, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownSasaram
SchoolLocal village school
ReligionHinduism [1]Facebook - Akash Deep
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHe is single.
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Ramji Singh (School Teacher, died in 2015)
A photo of Akash Deep's father
Mother- Ladduma Devi
Akash Deep with his mother and sister
SiblingsBrother- 1
• Name Not Known (Died in 2015)
Sister- 1
• Name Not Known (Elder, lives in Delhi)
Akash Deep with his sisters
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionTata Punch
Akash Deep with his Tata Punch car
Bikes CollectionRoyal Enfield Classic 350
Akash Deep with his Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike

Akash Deep

Some Lesser Known Facts About Akash Deep

  • Akash Deep is an Indian cricketer. He represents Bengal in domestic cricket. He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in many IPL seasons.
  • He used to play cricket in his locality during his childhood; however, being from a poor region, he did not have any serious aspirations of becoming a cricketer, particularly a pacer.

    Akash Deep during his early teenage years

    Akash Deep during his early teenage years

  • In 2007, he watched the final of the T20 World Cup held in South Africa which India won after which he made up his mind to become a professional cricketer.

    Akash Deep when he decided to become a professional cricketer

    Akash Deep when he decided to become a professional cricketer

  • Akash Deep went to Durgapur, West Bengal in 2010 and started training at a cricket academy. Due to some family problems as his father suffered paralysis, he soon came back home. When he visited Kolkata for his father’s medical treatment in 2012, he played a few games which sparked his interest again.

    Akash Deep when he used to train in Durgapur

    Akash Deep when he used to train in Durgapur

  • While growing up, he used to play as a batsman, but after he visited Kolkata in 2012, he started working on his bowling skills and became a pacer with decent speed by 2015.
  • In 2015, Akash Deep suffered personal setbacks with the deaths of his father and brother within a gap of six months. He moved to Delhi in 2016 where he stayed with his elder sister.

    Akash Deep when he used to live in Delhi

    Akash Deep when he used to live in Delhi

  • One of his friends invited him to Kolkata later which changed the path of his life. He started playing cricket and later played for United Club and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.

    Akash Deep when he used to play for clubs

    Akash Deep when he used to play for clubs

  • Though Akash Deep regularly played for clubs, he did not see his career progressing to a bigger level. A chance meeting with the Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami, changed him as Shami told him to focus on his mindset and physical conditioning for the international stage.

    Akash Deep with Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Ahmed (right to left)

    Akash Deep with Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Ahmed (right to left)

  • He struggled financially and shared a 12 x 12 room with four people when he was playing club cricket. Saurashish Lahiri trained Akash Deep when he was a member of the Bengal Under-23 team.

    Akash Deep bowling during a match for Bengal Under-23

    Akash Deep bowling during a match for Bengal Under-23

  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly played a huge role in Akash Deep’s career as his program Vision2020, launched in 2014, shortlisted Akash from the pool of age-group cricketers and provided him with the necessary training to become a good fast bowler. Indian pacer Mukesh Kumar was also shortlisted in the same program and later formed a lethal bowling pair with Akash.

    Akash Deep with Sourav Ganguly and Mukesh Kumar (right to left)

    Akash Deep with Sourav Ganguly and Mukesh Kumar (right to left)

  • In 2019, he played debut matches for Bengal in all formats of cricket. He represents the Rest of India team in domestic BCCI tournaments.
    Akash Deep when he was selected to Bengal

    Akash Deep when he was selected for Bengal

    Akash Deep after winning a trophy for Bengal

    Akash Deep after winning a trophy for Bengal

  • Akash Deep was a member of the Indian squad for the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou, India which won the gold medal.

    Akash Deep when he was selected for India in the 2022 Asian Games

    Akash Deep when he was selected for India in the 2022 Asian Games

  • He was a net bowler for Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) in 2021. He had to leave in the middle of the season as his elder aunt and sister-in-law passed away due to COVID-19 during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. He took care of his mother who also tested positive and was able to cure her from the virus.

    Akash Deep with his mother after she got rid of COVID-19 virus

    Akash Deep with his mother after she got rid of COVID-19 virus

  • Akash Deep was included in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad during the second leg of the 2021 IPL season held in UAE. During the auction for the 2022 IPL season, he was acquired by RCB for Rs 20 lakhs.

    Akash Deep with Sachin Tendulkar (left) after he was acquired by RCB

    Akash Deep with Sachin Tendulkar (left) after he was acquired by RCB

  • On 27 March 2022, he made his IPL debut against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and took 1 wicket for 38 runs. He later said that Virat Kohli and Josh Hazlewood were his idols, and they taught him about match strategies.

    Akash Deep with Virat Kohli (left)

    Akash Deep with Virat Kohli (left)

  • In December 2023, he was included in the touring Indian ODI team squad against South Africa.

    Akash Deep after he was selected for ODI team of India during their tour of South Africa

    Akash Deep after he was selected for the ODI team of India during their tour of South Africa

  • In an interview, Akash said that before Virat Kohli gave him his IPL cap, his best cricketing memory was MS Dhoni’s iconic six in the final of the 2011 World Cup.

    Akash Deep with MS Dhoni (right)

    Akash Deep with MS Dhoni (right)

  • He regularly participates in the camps at the AB Cricket Academy in his village in Sasaram, Bihar. He once shared in an Instagram post that seeing both boys and girls playing cricket during the camp made him feel proud. [2]Instagram – Akash Deep

    Akash Deep during a camp at AB Cricket Academy in his village

    Akash Deep during a camp at AB Cricket Academy in his village

  • Akash Deep regularly exercises in the gym and lifts weights to improve his fitness.

    Akash Deep training in a gym

    Akash Deep training in a gym

  • Akash debuted in Test cricket against England at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on 23 February 2024.

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