Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 26 Years
Height: 5' 6"
|Profession||Indian 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Test- 25 March 2017 vs Australia in Dharamsala
|Jersey Number||#18 (India U-19 Team)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Central Zone, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Uttar Pradesh U-19|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm chinaman|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|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 Point||Consistent performances at the 2014 U-19 world cup helped Kuldeep catch selectors' attention.|
|Date of Birth||14 December 1994|
|Age (as of 2020)||26 Years|
|Birthplace||Unnao, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||Karam Devi Memorial Academy World School, Kanpur|
|Family||Father- Ram Singh Yadav (owner of a brick klin)
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- 1 (Elder)
|Hobbies||Watching Football, Travelling|
|Controversy||In May 2021, the Kanpur administration ordered a probe after Kuldeep Yadav was seen taking his COVID-19 jab at a guest house instead of the hospital where he had booked a slot. On 15 May 2021, after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the cricketer shared a photo on social media and wrote a post, appealing the netizens to get the jab to fight against the COVID-19. India Today
|Football Team/Club||FC Barcelona, Brazil|
|Song||The Monster by Eminem|
|Girls, Family & More|
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.