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August 22, 2018
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Umesh Yadav (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Akshay singh

Umesh Kumar Tilak Yadav
(Indian Cricketer)

Hailing from Nagpur, Umesh Yadav is one of the fastest bowlers India has produced in the modern era. It was his destiny to represent his country in the blues and the son of a Coal mine worker with his sheer hard work made it to the national squad. Often known as the Vidharba Hurricane, Umesh Yadav unsuccessfully applied in the Indian army and the police force but his luck wasn’t brave and therefore he was not able to make the cut. He started playing with a leather ball in the year 2007-2008 and before that he used to play with a Tennis ball and that is when he made his way into the Vidarbha team in an unorthodox plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Three years later he made it to the Indian team in an away series against Zimbabwe and since then has represented India in 73 one-dayers, 38 Test matches and 5 T20Is.

Umesh Yadav
Nickname: Vidharbha Hurricane and Babloo
Profession: Cricketer
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 178 cm
Weight (approx.): 75 kgs
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: On his left arm

Personal Life
Date of Birth: 25th October 1987
Age (as on 2017): 30 years
Birth Place: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
School: Government Higher Secondary School, Walani
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA

Father: Tilak Yadav (Coal mine worker)

Umesh Yadav with his father

Mother: Late Kishori Devi
Sister: NA
Brother: Ramesh Yadav (Elder) and one elder brother
Coach/Mentor: Subroto Banerjee and Pritam Ghande
Religion: Hinduism
Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 6 Nov 2011 vs West Indies in Delhi
ODI: 28 May 2010 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo
T20: 7 Aug 2012 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele
Jersey Number: #19 (International, IPL, County)
Domestic/State Team: India, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Vidarbha, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: Pakistan and Australia
Favourite Ball: Yorker

Career Turning Point

  • His performance in the 2007-08 T20 tournament for Air India.


  • He has delivered his fastest ball against Sri Lanka clocking 155.55 kmph.
  • He is the first player from Vidarbha to play for India.
  • He was the highest wicket-taker for India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, scalping 18 wickets.
  • His fastest ball in IPL is 150.1 kmph which made him the third fastest bowler in the 2015 season.

Hobbies: Travelling
Favourite Batsmen: Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers: Zaheer Khan, Glenn McGrath and Dale Steyn
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: Saoji
Favourite Actors: Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: Cold Play
Favourite TV Shows: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: NA

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: BMW (Model: Not Known)

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Tanya Wadhwa
Wife/Spouse: Tanya Yadav

Marriage Date: 29th May 2013

Net Worth: $2 Million
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: Rs. 15 lakh
ODI Fee: Rs. 7.5 lakh
T20 Fee: Rs. 6 lakh
IPL 11: Rs. 4.2 Crore

Awards and recognitions


Lesser Known Facts

  • His father used to work in coal-mines in Khaperkheda, Nagpur.
  • He initially wanted to join Indian Army but got rejected from there, after that he applied for a police constable job but missed out the opportunity by just 2 points.
  • He played some local cricket tournaments and earned a chance to play for Vidarbha Gymkhana.
  • He took the priceless wickets of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid in 2008 Duleep Trophy.
  • In 2011, his mother passed away due to diabetes as his family was unable to lure the medical expense.

Akshay singh

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