Height: 5' 9"
Age: 22 Years
|Famous for||578 runs in an innings against Bathinda Under-23|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Domestic/State Team||• Under-16 Punjab
• Under-19 Punjab
• Under-19 India
• Under-19 India A
• Under-19 India Green
• Ludhiana Under-23
• Mumbai Indians (MI)
|Coach/Mentor||• Charanjit Bhangu
• Harjinder Singh
|Bowling Style||Right arm legbreak|
|Date of Birth||4 September 2000 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||22 Years|
|Birthplace||Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|School||• Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana (till 10th)
• B. C. M. Arya Model Sr. Sec. School, Ludhiana (11th & 12th)
|College/University||Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana|
|Educational Qualifications||He pursued graduation at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, Punjab. Hindustan Times|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Name not known|
|Parents||Father- Kamal Wadhera (Industrialist)
Mother- Gurpreet Wadhera (Housewife)
|Siblings||He has an elder sister named Rhythm Wadhera.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nehal Wadhera
- Nehal Wadhera is an Indian cricketer who hails from Punjab. He represented Punjab in the domestic circuit, India Under-19 in the international circuit, and Mumbai Indians in the 2023 IPL season.
- He was interested in sports since childhood and started playing cricket at the age of nine. He trained under Ludhiana District Cricket Association.
- He started playing for Punjab Under-16 in the 2015-16 season and later played for Punjab Under-19 in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and 2017-18 Cooch Behar Trophy where he scored 529 runs at an average of 44.08.
- In 2018, he played for Under-19 India and scored 82 runs on his debut against Sri Lanka on 17 July 2018 and went on play in two Under-19 Asia Cups.
- In 2021, during a match for Mumbai XI against RBI in the JP Attray Memorial National ODI Tournament, he scored 171 runs which became the highest score ever in the tournament.
- In 2022, he scored 578 runs in an innings in a match for Ludhiana Under-23 against Bathinda Under-23; he took 414 balls and hit 79 boundaries including 37 sixes and 42 fours.
- He played his Ranji debut on 3 January 2023 against Gujarat and scored 123 runs. He made 214 runs in another Ranji match against Madhya Pradesh.
- Mumbai Indians acquired him for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs in the December 2022 IPL auction.
- He scored 21 runs off 13 balls in his debut IPL match on 2 April 2023 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB); he hit a six of 101 meters during his knock which went out of the ground.
22-year-old, on his debut match, Big 3 of MI top order in dugout & this kid played one of the shots in this IPL.
Nehal Wadhera, brilliant. pic.twitter.com/wKisjarHmh
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 2, 2023
- He emerged as a power hitter in pressure situations as he hit useful runs when MI needed them. When MI’ score was 59 runs for 5 wickets against Gujarat Titans (GT), he scored 40 runs off 21 balls, and when MI’ score was 14 runs for 3 wickets against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), he scored 64 runs off 51 balls; it was his maiden half-century in the T20 format of the game.
- He is the third cricketer from Ludhiana to play for India at any age level (the first two being Gagandeep Singh, a senior level India player, and Yashpal Sharma, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team) and the third cricketer from Ludhiana to play in IPL (the first two being Karan Goel and Love Ablish.
- He likes Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virat Kohli. He is known as new age Yuvraj Singh as he reminded his coach Charanjit Bhangu of Yuvraj Singh.
- He holds the record of making the fastest 200, 300, 400, and 500 runs in an innings in cricket (not in international or first-class cricket). The Tribune
- Nehal was criticized for his antics while playing against Gujarat Titans (GT) as he forced Piyush Chawla to take a single. He later stared angrily at Arjun Tendulkar when he did not want to take a run; however, Arjun forced him to take a single.