Vinay Kumar (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography & More

Vinay Kumar

Full NameRanganath Vinay Kumar
ProfessionCricketer (Right-arm medium bowler)
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
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 28 May 2010 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Test- 13 January 2012 against Australia at Perth, Western Australia
T20- 11 May 2010 against Sri Lanka at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Jersey Number#23 (India)
#23 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamKarnataka, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone
Records (main ones)• He became the second-highest wicket-taker in the 2007-2008 Ranji Trophy sports league season by picking 40 wickets
• He became the highest wicket-taker in the domestic 2009-2010 season (Ranji and Duleep Trophy).
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 February 1984
Age (as in 2019)35 Years
Birth PlaceDavanagere, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownDavanagere, Karnataka, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityA.R.G. Arts and Commerce College, Davangere
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
FamilyFather- Ranganath (Used to work as autorickshaw driver)
Mother- Soubhagya
Vinay Kumar with his parents
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Vinutha Kumari (Works as TV presenter with Doordarshan)
Vinay Kumar with his mother Soubhagya and sister Vinutha Kumari
Coach/MentorPrakash Pawar (Died, Former Goa Ranji cricketer)
LM Prakash
AddressDavanagere, Karnataka, India
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorSudeep
Favourite FoodsTandori Chicken, Dal Palak
Favourite Book'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne
Favourite DestinationGoa
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsRicha Singh
Wife/SpouseRicha Singh
Vinay Kumar with his wife Richa Singh
Marriage Date29 November 2013

Vinay KumarSome Lesser Known Facts About Vinay Kumar

  • Does Vinay Kumar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Vinay Kumar drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vinay was born in a modest family and his father didn’t have enough money to buy cricket gear for him.
  • At the age of 11, a former Goa Ranji cricketer Prakash Pawar spotted his talent towards cricket during summer camp at Davanagere.
  • He then started playing in a zonal competition for ‘Tumkur’ as a batsman.
  • In 2000, he started playing for the KSCA curator Narayan Raju’s Neptune Cricketers club in the fifth division league in which he picked 30 wickets and scored 300 runs. His performance helped to promote the club to the fourth division.
  • During that season, he was chosen to play in the first division for Swastic Union.
  • After that, he got selected to play for Karnataka cricket team in the MRF Trophy and played his first match against Railway cricket team in which he made a hat-trick.
  • He then chose to play a practice match against Indian U-19 cricket team in Bangalore. Though he was not on the playing side, he got the chance to play the match after when bowler Mangaraj got injured in an initial over. He picked 6 wickets in that match and he also picked 10 wickets in the next 2 matches.
  • He was then chosen for the 2003-2004 Ranji Trophy One-Day Tournament but did not play in the whole season.
  • In 2004, he got the chance to play for the Ranji Trophy and made his first-class debut against Bengal in Kolkata in which he picked 5 wickets.
  • In 2008, ‘Royal Challengers Bangalore’ (RCB) bought him for the ‘2008 Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction. He also played for the RCB in 2010 IPL auction in which he picked 16 wickets.
  • He then got selected in 2010 for the ‘India’ cricket team and played his first T20I match against Sri Lanka in which he picked 2 wickets.
  • In 2012, ‘RCB’ again bought him for $1 million for the ‘2012 IPL’ auction.
  • He also works as a manager in Vijaya Bank.
  • He has a craze for cars and bikes.
  • In 2018, ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) bought him for the ‘2018 Indian Premier League’ (IPL) auction.