Umesh Yadav (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Deoria, Uttar Pradesh
Wife: Tanya Wadhwa
Age: 35 Years

Umesh Yadav

Full NameUmesh Kumar Tilak Yadav
Other NameUmesh Yaadav [1]Umesh Yaadav - Instagram
NicknameVidarbha Hurricane and Babloo
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Fast bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 6 November 2011 vs West Indies in Delhi
ODI- 28 May 2010 vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
T20- 7 August 2012 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele
Coach/MentorSubroto Banerjee and Pritam Ghande
Jersey Number#19 (India)
#19 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team(s)India, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Vidarbha
Nature on fieldAggressive
Favourite BallYorker
Records (main ones)• He is the 1st player from Vidarbha area of Maharashtra to play for Indian Team.
• Fastest bowl delivered by him was 155.5 km/hr against Sri Lanka.
• He was the highest wicket taker for India in the ICC World Cup 2015 with 18 wickets.
Career Turning PointHis performance in the 2007-08 T20 tournament for Air India.
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 October 1987
Age (as of 2022)35 Years
BirthplaceNagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownPokharbhinda Lala(Baraipur Lala), Govindpur, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolGovernment Higher Secondary School, Walani
FamilyFather- Tilak Yadav (Coal-mine worker)
Mother- Late Kishori Devi
Brother- Ramesh Yadav and 1 more (Elder)
Sister- 1 (Elder)
Umesh Yadav with his family
CricketerBatsman: Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar
Bowler: Zaheer Khan, Gleen McGrath and Dale Steyn
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsTanya Wadhwa (Fashion designer)
WifeTanya Wadhwa (Fashion designer)
Umesh Yadav with his wife
Children• He was blessed with a baby girl on 1 January 2020.
Umesh Yadav's Twitter post about his newborn baby girl
• On 8 March 2023, Umesh and his wife, Tanya, welcomed their second daughter. [2]The Times of India

Umesh Yadav

Some Lesser Known Facts About Umesh Yadav

  • Does Umesh Yadav smoke?: No
  • Umesh initially wanted to join Indian Army, but after the rejection from there, he applied for police constable’s job but missed out the opportunity by just 2 points.
  • After all that failure, played some local cricket tournaments and earned a chance to play for Vidarbha Gymkhana with his performance.
  • His father used to work in Khaperkheda in coal mines in Khaperkheda, Nagpur.
  • During his early days in cricket,  he wanted to graduate in commerce but he couldn’t find out time to do so.
  • He took the priceless wickets of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the 2008 Duleep Trophy.
  • During the 2011-12 Australia series, he took 14 wickets, with an average speed of 145 km/hr.
  • Pritam Ghande the Vidarbha cricket team captain, who helped him to play for Air India in his early cricket days took 340 wickets in domestic cricket but never got the chance to play for India.
  • In 2011, his mother Kishori Devi died due to diabetes, whose expensive treatment his family could afford.
  • On 19 December 2023, Umesh Yadav was sold to Gujarat Titans in the 2024 IPL Auction, held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, for a fee of Rs. 5.80 crores.