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November 13, 2018
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Praveen Kumar (India cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

Praveen Kumar
(India Cricketer)

Born at Laprana village of Shamli district in a Hindu Jat farmer family on 2 July 1986, Praveen Kumar is an Indian cricketer whobowls right-hand medium pace.

He was born in a humble family to a police head constable Mr Sakat Singh Khaiwal and Mrs Murti Devi Khaiwal and he got married to Sapna Choudhary in 2010, who is a national-level Shooting sports player.

He is the owner of a farmhouse in Barnava village and Praveen Restaurant and Wedding Banquet in Meerut located on NH-58 Rohtak Road Crossing. He shot into limelight after his remarkable performances for India Red in 20017 NKP Salve challenger trophy.

Praveen Kumar
Nickname: Praveen Kumar
Profession: Indian Cricketer
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 180 cms
Weight (approx.): 78 kg
Eye Colour: black
Hair Colour: black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 2 October 1986
Age (as on 2018): 31 years
Birth Place: Laparna, Shamli. UP
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
School: Not Known
College: Ramjas College
Educational Qualifications: Graduate

Social Media
Facebook page: @praveenkumarofficial
Twitter: @praveenkumar
Instagram: @praveenkumarofficial

Father: Mr. Sakat Singh Khaiwal
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Hindu
Address: Uttar Pradesh

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 20 June 2011 v West Indies
ODI: 18 November 2007
T20: 1 February 2008 v Australia
Jersey Number: 8
Domestic/State Team: Uttar Pradesh, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Lions
Nature on the field: Agressive
Likes to play against: Not Known
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

Career Turning Point

  • His performance for India Red in the NKP Salve Challenger trophy brought him into the notice of Indian selectors.


  • He took a five-wicket haul against England in the first Test match.
  • In 2010, he became the 7th bowler in the history of IPL to take a hat-trick against Rajasthan Royals in Bengaluru.

Hobbies: NA
Favourite Batsmen: NA
Favourite Bowlers: NA
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: NA
Favourite Actors: NA
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destination: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: No

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Sapna Chaudhary

Wife/Spouse: Sapna Chaudhary

Marriage Date: 2010
Children: Not Known

Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • Following his heroic bowling in the Tri-series against Australia, former Indian cricketer Manoj Prabhakar bestowed him the title of ‘Magician’ for his skills of swinging the ball.


  • In 2008, he faced allegations of thrashing a doctor in Meerut.
  • In 2011 during the West Indies tour, he was involved in a tussle with a spectator and did the same during the England tour during a tour game against Northants.

Lesser Known Facts


  • Praveen hails from a humble background. His father was a farmer, but he had interest in cricket since his childhood.
  • Not hailing from a well-off background, he had to sell his bicycle to arrange for his Puma shoes before going for U-19 trials.
  • When Praveen Kumar was in 10th standard, he skipped exams before the finals for playing cricket.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

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