Kuldeep Yadav (Cricketer) Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kuldeep Yadav Stats

ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 61 kg
in Pounds- 135 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 38 Inches
– Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest– 25 March 2017 vs Australia in Dharamsala
T20– N/A
Coach/MentorKapil Pandey
Jersey Number#18 (India U-19 Team)
Domestic/State TeamsCentral Zone, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Uttar Pradesh U-19
Bowling StyleLeft-arm chinaman
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Nature on fieldAggressive
Records/Achievements (main ones)• At the 2014 ICC U-19 World Cup, Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick against Scotland. With this, Yadav became the first Indian Bowler to register a hat-trick in U-19 World Cup history.
• The chinaman bowler picked up 17 wickets in just three matches of the 2016 Duleep Trophy and thus helped his side, India Red, reach the finals.
• Kuldeep became the third Indian bowler to bag a hat-trick in ODIs after dismissing Australia’s Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in a home game in September 2017.
Career Turning PointConsistent performances at the 2014 U-19 world cup helped Kuldeep catch selectors’ attention.
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 December 1994 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)29 Years
BirthplaceUnnao, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolKaram Devi Memorial Academy World School, Kanpur
FamilyFather– Ram Singh Yadav (owner of a brick klin)
Mother– Name Not Known

Brother– Not Known
Sister– 1 (Elder)
HobbiesWatching Football, Travelling
ControversyIn May 2021, the Kanpur administration ordered a probe after Kuldeep Yadav was seen taking his COVID-19 jab at a guest house instead of the hospital where he had booked a slot. On 15 May 2021, after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the cricketer shared a photo on social media and wrote a post, appealing the netizens to get the jab to fight against the COVID-19. [1]
Favourite Things
BowlerShane Warne
Football Team/ClubFC Barcelona, Brazil
SongThe Monster by Eminem
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kuldeep Yadav

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  • Does Kuldeep Yadav smoke: Not Known
  • Does Kuldeep Yadav drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Kuldeep was born in a small village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. He, however, later shifted to Kanpur in search of better training facilities.
  • Although Kuldeep started as a fast bowler when he first joined a cricket academy in Kanpur, he later switched to chinaman on the advice of his then coach, Kapil Pandey. The transition, however, wasn’t smooth for the young lad; in fact, he once even cried for making such a decision.
  • Chinaman bowlers are still a rare breed, which is corroborated by the fact that as of January 2017, there have been only 28 International bowlers to adopt this technique/style of bowling.
  • He was first picked in the Indian Under-19 team as a 17-year old in April 2012. However, he missed out on selection for the Under-19 World Cup, which India eventually went on to win under the leadership of Unmukt Chand, later that year.
  • Kuldeep was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad during the 2012 edition of IPL but didn’t get to play even a single game.
  • The following year, he was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a sum of $66,000. Although he managed to get only 3 games in the IPL season, his bowling turned tables for KKR in the Champion’s league (CLT20), wherein the KKR went on to qualify for the finals.
  • Good bowling figures in the CLT20 helped him get an early call-up to the national squad for a series against West Indies. Unfortunately, the West Indian team abandoned the series mid-way due to a dispute with its cricket board and Kuldeep’s international debut was left in vain.
  • In March 2017, while debuting against Australia, Kuldeep became the first-ever men’s Chinaman bowler to represent India. Notably, Chinaman bowling is left-arm unorthodox spin, wherein the bowler spins the ball into a right-handed batsman. Although the direction of turn is same as that of a right-handed off-spinner, the ball turns more sharply due to wrist spin.
  • In 2023, Kuldeep Yadav was spotted visiting Bageshwar Dham Sarkar.

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