Kuldeep Yadav
(Indian Cricketer)

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.

Kuldeep Yadav
Nickname:Kulee
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:
Biopic:
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):168 cm
Weight (approx.):61 Kg
Eye Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth:14 December 1994
Age (as on 2017):23 years
Birth Place:Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Sagittarius
Nationality:Indian
School:NA
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
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Family
Father:Ram Singh Yadav
Mother:Roselyn
Sister:Sharon

Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:Kapil Pandey
Religion:Christian
Address:NA
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:vs Australia on 26 March 2017
ODI:vs West Indies on 23 June 2017
T20:vs West Indies on 09 July 2007
Jersey Number:#23
Domestic/State Team:Kolkata Knight Riders, Uttar Pradesh
Nature on field:Calm
Likes to play against:NA
Favourite Shot/Ball:Chinaman
Records
  • 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
Preferences
Hobbies:travelling , watching football, scrapbook
Favourite Batsmen:NA
Favourite Bowlers:Wasim Akram, Shane Warne
Favourite Cricket Ground:Green Park, Kanpur
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:NA
Favourite Actors/Actresses:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:The Monster
Favourite Car:NA
Favourite Book:NA
Favourite Destinations:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:Ford Ecosport (Desires for Mustang GT)
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends:NA
Wife/Spouse:NA
Earnings
Net Worth:NA
Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
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