Dinesh Bana Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 17 Years
Profession: Cricketer
DOB: 15/12/2004


Dinesh Bana

Real name/Full nameDinesh Mahabir Bana
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman/Bowler/wicketkeeper)
Known forMatch-winning six in the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Jersey Number# 5 (India U-19)
Dinesh Bana jersey
Domestic/State Team• Haryana U-19
• India A Under-19
• India F Under-19
Coach/MentorRanveer Jakhar
Batting StyleRight hand bat
Bowling Style• Right-arm fast medium
• Right arm offbreak
Records (main ones)Dinesh Bana has become the first cricketer in the world to score runs from only boundaries by playing 4 or more balls in any category of men’s or women’s or under-19 cricket.
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 December 2004 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2021) 17 Years
BirthplaceDhansu village of Hisar, Haryana
Zodiac signSagittarius
Educational QualificationsCurrently studying in 12th standard [1]News18
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Mahavir Bana (retired from the Army and currently employed as a head constable in Haryana Police)
Dinesh Bana's father
Mother- Darshana Devi (Homemaker)
Dinesh Bana's mother
SiblingsSister- 1
Nitika Bana
Dinesh Bana's sister
CricketerBatsman- Sachin Tendulkar

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Dinesh Bana

  • Dinesh Bana is a wicketkeeper and batsman who plays for the Indian cricket team at the Under-19 level. He has also represented Haryana in the domestic game.
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  • Dinesh is a student in the 12th standard. He scored 85% marks in the 10th standard and is extremely good at reading.
  • His father, Dinesh Bana, who is retired from the army and serves as a head constable in Haryana Police, said that he never stopped Dinesh from playing although he wanted him to become an engineer. He is also associated with sports which is why he always supported his son Dinesh. [2]Amar Ujala
  • He started practising at St. Sophia Sports Academy, Haryana in 2012. His coach Ranveer Jakhar says that Dinesh has always idolised former cricketer Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He further says that Dinesh’s wicketkeeping is excellent, which they improved by practising eight-nine hours every day. He feels that Dinesh plays at middle-lower order and if given a chance in the upper order, his batting would grab the attention of the whole world. [3]Amar Ujala
  • He got selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 2021 and operated at an average of 90.
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  • He was a part of the Indian squad in the 2021 Under-19 Asia Cup and successfully lifted the cup.

    Dinesh Bana holding Under 19 Asia Cup trophy

    Dinesh Bana holding Under 19 Asia Cup trophy

  • He caught the attention of the selectors during the Challenger’s trophy when he hit 14 sixes and 10 fours and succeeded in making 170 off just 98 deliveries. [4]News18
  • When he was told that the selectors were coming to see their performance, he confidently told his friend Nishant Sindhu to count the number of sixes he was going to hit.

  • In the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup, Dinesh played a vital role in the team’s victory against Australia. He had scored 20 runs in four balls while batting fiercely with a strike rate of 500, which includes 2 sixes and 2 fours. This made him the first cricketer in the world to score runs from only boundaries by playing 4 or more balls in any category of men’s or women’s or under-19 cricket.
  • In the Under-19 World Cup final, Dinesh successfully proved his worth by hitting 2 sixes in 2 consecutive balls of fast bowler James Sales of England. He remained unbeaten on 13 runs off 5 balls and also managed to take 4 catches.
  • His match-finishing six made the fans remember the 2011 ODI World Cup when Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished the game in his usual style of hitting a six at the end.

    Dinesh Bana and Dhoni

    Dhoni (ODI wc 2011) and Dinesh Bana (U19 wc 2022)

  • Netizens started drawing comparisons between Dinesh and Dhoni. They cited that both are wicket-keeper batsmen and both of them finish the game with a six.
  • Dinesh’s father installed a big screen for the audience in front of their house in Sector-14, Hisar, Haryana.

    Dinesh Bana's family watching him play on the big screen

    Dinesh Bana’s family watching him play on the big screen

  • On the night, when team India won the Under-19 World Cup final 2022, the celebration began with firecrackers and the distribution of sweets at Dinesh’s house. Later in the morning, Dinesh’s family, neighbours and his academy friends played Holi with Gulal and danced to the beats of dhol. [5]Amar Ujala

    Dinesh Bana's family and neighbours celebrating his victory

    Dinesh Bana’s family and neighbours celebrating his victory

  • On his son’s historic achievement, Mahavir Bana (father of Dinesh Bana) said that he is extremely happy and proud of his son and that he is sure that his son will continue to make his family proud. [6]Amar Ujala
  • Beaming with pride on her brother’s victory, Nitika said,

    It was an electrifying moment when I saw my brother hitting those two sixes,”

    [7]Tribune She further added,

    I cannot explain the happiness today. I am proud of him,”

  • On this massive victory of winning the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the fifth time, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah has announced that every player of the Under-19 Indian Cricket team will be awarded a cash prize of INR 40 Lakhs for their sincere effort of bringing laurels for the country.