Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography, Wife, Family, Caste, IPL Salary

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography

Full NameBhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
NicknameBhuvi, Bhuvan
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowler)
Date of Birth5 February 1990
Age (as of 2023)33 Years
BirthplaceMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
HometownLuharli village, Gulaothi tehsil, Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India
CasteGurjar (Mavi Gotra)
Family HouseBangalow in Ganga Nagar
Jersey Number#15 (India) (IPL)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Social Media AccountsInstagram , Facebook , Twitter

Physical Stats

Height178 cm (5′ 10″)
Weight70 kg (154 lbs)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Body MeasurementsChest: 40 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Biceps: 12 inches

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Family Members

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Family Photos
FatherKiran Pal Singh (Sub-inspector)
MotherIndresh Singh (Homemaker)
SisterRekha Adhana (Elder)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Wife

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Wife and Daughter Photos
Marital StatusMarried
WifeNupur Nagar (Engineer)
Marriage Date23 November 2017
ChildrenDaughter – Acsah (Born on 24 Nov 2021)

In 2017, Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar, an engineer. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Acsah, in 2021.

Debut in International Cricket

ODI Debut30 December 2012 vs Pakistan in Chennai
Test Debut22 February 2013 vs Australia in Chennai
T20I Debut25 December 2012 vs Pakistan in Bengaluru

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Records

Buvneshwar Kumar Wining Man of the Match
  1. First Wicket in All Formats: Bhuvneshwar is the first Indian bowler to bowled a batsman out to take his first wicket in Test, ODI, and T20I cricket.
  2. Dismissing Sachin Tendulkar for a Duck: He is the only bowler to have dismissed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.
  3. Most Economical T20I Figures: Bhuvneshwar holds the record for the most economical figures in a T20 International cricket match. He conceded just 3 runs from 3 overs against West Indies in 2014.
  4. Purple Cap in IPL: In the 2017 IPL season (IPL 10), he took 26 wickets and won the ‘Purple Cap’ for being the highest wicket-taker in that season.
  5. Consecutive Purple Caps: He became the only bowler in IPL history to win the Purple Cap in consecutive seasons, achieving this feat in 2016 and 2017.
  6. Five-wicket Haul in All Formats: Bhuvneshwar is the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in each of the three formats of the game: Test, ODI, and T20I.
  7. ICC Awards:
    • ICC People’s Choice Award in 2014.
    • Named in the ICC’s Team of the Tournament after India won the 2013 Champions Trophy.

IPL Salary & Net Worth

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Award Wining Photo
  • BCCI Retainer Fee: INR 3 crore
  • Test Match Fee: INR 15 lakh
  • ODI Match Fee: INR 6 lakh
  • T20I Match Fee: INR 3 lakh
  • IPL Salary: INR 10 crore
  • Total Net Worth: INR 70 Crores

IPL & Domestic Career

IPL Team(s)Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL Records– Purple Cap in IPL 10 (2017)
Domestic TeamsIndia A, Uttar Pradesh

Interesting Facts

  • Early Start in Cricket: Bhuvneshwar Kumar developed an interest in cricket at a very young age. By the age of 10, he had already started playing in amateur league tournaments, which used tennis balls.
  • Inspirational Figures: As a young cricketer, Bhuvneshwar looked up to swing bowler Praveen Kumar. He has often mentioned Praveen as his cricketing idol and has stated that he learned a lot from watching and interacting with him.
  • The Swing King: Bhuvneshwar earned the nickname “The Swing King” due to his exceptional ability to swing the cricket ball both ways. His mastery over swing bowling has troubled many top-class batsmen.
  • Brilliant Allrounder: While Bhuvneshwar is primarily recognized as a bowler, he has showcased his batting skills on multiple occasions. Notably, during a first-class match in 2012, he scored an impressive 128 runs off 253 balls batting at No.8.
  • Country Love: He has stated that if he were not a cricketer, he would have been an Army Officer.
  • Friendship with Ishant Sharma: Bhuvneshwar shares a close bond with fellow Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma. The two have often been seen sharing light moments on and off the field.

Frequently Asked Questions

When did Bhuvneshwar Kumar start playing cricket?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar started playing cricket at a young age. By the time he was 10 years old, he had already begun participating in amateur league tournaments that used tennis balls.

Who is Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s sister?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s sister is named Rekha Adhana, and she is the elder sibling in the family.

Who is Nupur Nagar?
Nupur Nagar is the wife of the renowned Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwer Kumar. They tied the knot on 23 November 2017, in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Together, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Acsah, on 24 November 2021.

Who is the idol of Bhuvneshwar Kumar?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar considers swing bowler Praveen Kumar as his cricketing idol. He has mentioned that he learned a great deal from observing and interacting with Praveen Kumar.

When was Bhuvneshwar Kumar born?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born on 5 February 1990, making him 33 years old as of the current date.

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