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

Kuldeep Yadav profile

Real NameKuldeep Yadav
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 (approx.)- 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.
• Kuldeep became the third Indian bowler to bag a hat-trick in ODIs after dismissing Australia's Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in a home game in September 2017.
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 2017)23 Years
Birth PlaceUnnao, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolKaram Devi Memorial Academy World School, Kanpur
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot 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 for a series against West Indies. Unfortunately, the West Indian team abandoned the series mid-way due to a dispute with its cricket board and Kuldeep’s international 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.