An aspiring left-arm fast bowler, Kuldeep Yadav had Wasim Akram his idol but later shifted to slow left arm unorthodox on advice of his then coach Kapil Pandey due to his short build up.
With handful of chinaman bowlers in modern cricket, Kuldeep Yadav gathered attention in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup where he ended up being India’s leading wicket taker including a hat-trick against Scotland.
Kuldeep made his international debut on 25 march 2017 against Australia. On September 21 in the same, Kuldeep Yadav became the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in ODIs after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma.
A regular in T20 and ODIs, Kuldeep Yadav created another record on July 03, 2018 when he took his first 5-fer against England in the first T20I. He also became the first left-arm chinaman to do so in T20Is.
|Height (approx.):||168 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||61 Kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth:||14 December 1994|
|Age (as on 2017):||23 years|
|Birth Place:||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|Father:||Ram Singh Yadav|
|Test:||vs Australia on 26 March 2017|
|ODI:||vs West Indies on 23 June 2017|
|T20:||vs West Indies on 09 July 2007|
|Domestic/State Team:||Kolkata Knight Riders, Uttar Pradesh|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
- Kuldeep is the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI (vs Australia at Eden Gardens)
- He is also the third Chinaman bowler who has taken 4 wickets in a debut-test match
|Awards and Recognitions|
- He is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in U-19 World Cup history
- He took 17 wickets in just 3 matches in a Duleep Trophy in 2016
|Hobbies:||travelling , watching football, scrapbook|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Wasim Akram, Shane Warne|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Green Park, Kanpur|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||The Monster|
|Cars Collection:||Ford Ecosport (Desires for Mustang GT)|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Kuldeep was picked in IPL even before he started playing India Under-19 regularly.
- In 2012, Kuldeep was picked by Mumbai Indians for 10 lakhs. However, he didn’t get to play a single match in two years.
- In 2014, Kuldeep was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for 40 lakhs and got to play only 3 games.
- Kuldeep got a call for Indian squad even before he made his Ranji Trophy debut.
- He is originally from Unnao. His family turned to Kanpur for a better living.
- He started as a left-arm pacer till one day his coach Kapil Pandey advised him to bowl spin