Kuldeep Yadav: Biography| Net Worth| Personal and Social Life| Career| Girlfriend| Controversy

Adding a surprising element to spin bowling is a cherry on top as cricket teams want to have an unconventional bowler in their team who could make the spin attack lethal. The Chinaman bowler of India, “Kuldeep Yadav,” is one of those lethal weapons as his unorthodox left-arm wrist spin action since his early cricket days has bamboozled batters and helped him get wickets in quick succession. But how did he think to choose this path and what inspired him to pick a bowling style that was not so known in Indian spinners at that time? Let’s look at Kuldeep Yadav’s cricket journey, how he reached where he is today, and what challenges did he face to make his name in the cricket

Kuldeep Yadav’s Childhood and Early Life:

Kuldeep Yadav was born on December 14, 1994, to Ram Singh Yadav (his father) and Usha Yadav (his mother) in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, and the credit for introducing him to cricket goes to his father, as he wants him to play cricket and also took him to his first cricket coach, Kapil Pandey, during his school days. He studied at Karam Devi Memorial Academy, a world school in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was studious in his school days, and Cricket was just a fun thing, but his father encouraged him to play it, and he walked that path to achieve greatness.

Cricket Career of Kuldeep Yadav:

Domestic Career:

His Domestic career started with his state team, Uttar Pradesh, while playing Ranji Trophy for his team. In the U-19 World Cup, he was the highest wicket taker for India in the tournament, which landed him in the India Red team in the Duleep Trophy 2016, where he took 17 wickets in just three matches and helped his team reach the final of the tournament. That was just the beginning, as in his upcoming days he was going to shatter records in spin bowling.

IPL Career:

Kuldeep Yadav started his IPL career in 2012 when he was inducted into the Mumbai Indians squad, but he never played a single match for Mumbai Indians. But in 2014, when he was inducted into the Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders, he got the opportunity to showcase the talent he has and went on to be part of the 2014 IPL trophy winners, even though he didn’t play a single game in that season. As well, captain Gautam Gambhir was molding him in this fast cricket format. Finally, in 2016, the day came when he got the opportunity to play on the field for his team, Kolkata Knight Riders, and took 6 wickets in 3 matches and later on continued to surprise the batters with his unorthodox spin bowling.

As of now, he is playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, as he was purchased by the franchise in the IPL 2022 edition for INR 2 crores.

International Career:

Kuldeep Yadav’s persistent efforts yield results, and the young lad got a call to play against Australia in 2017, and he had his international test debut in that year. In his test debut, he got four wickets against Australia and became only the third bowler in test cricket to take four wickets in his test debut. Later, he had his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2017, though he couldn’t bowl a single ball as the match got interrupted by rain in the next match, he scalped three wickets and went on to make his T20I debut against the same team. His prowess in spin bowling came into the limelight when he became only the third Indian bowler after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev to take a hat trick in an ODI match. He took his first international hat trick against Australia at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Later, his career took an upward toll, and he also played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He went on increasing his records and took a 5-wicket haul in T20 and later in ODIs against England.

Some Interesting and Unknown facts about Kuldeep Yadav:

  • His bowling idol is Australia’s legendary spinner, Late Shane Warne.
  • Not just cricket, he loves playing football, and in his free time, he plays football often.
  • Some of his hobbies are listening to music and traveling.
  • He is often compared to Australia’s great Brad Hogg due to their bowling style and technique.
  • On December 19, 2019, he became the first Indian bowler to take two hat tricks in ODI matches.
  • He wanted to become a left-arm seamer, but his coach recommended he be a spin bowler due to his buildup and the variations he can bowl with.
  • In the 2014 ICC U-19 World Cup, he took a hat trick against Scotland, which was the first hat trick by an Indian bowler in the U-19 World Cup.

Kuldeep Yadav’s Net Worth:

Kuldeep Yadav’s net worth, according to some sources, is around INR 28–30 crores. As he is associated with various brands and regularly plays in the IPL, his net worth is increasing, and in the upcoming years, with his performance, the pay of the left-arm Chinaman bowler would take an upward route, plus the worth of his assets would increase in the coming days, which would probably land him in the higher net worth slab.

Kuldeep Yadav social and personal life:

Kuldeep Yadav, being one of the players who speaks less on and off the field, is fairly active on social media and shares his good moments with his social media followers. Coming to his personal life, he is currently a bachelor and there are no rumors of his relationship with someone. He has a sister named Priya Yadav who is older than him.



In 2021, Kuldeep Yadav got into a controversy when he uploaded a picture of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot at a guest house instead of a hospital, which landed him in trouble as shots were to be taken at hospitals only, but later he clarified that he shared that picture just to spread awareness about vaccination.

Question 1: What is the age of Kuldeep Yadav?

Answer 1: Kuldeep Yadav age as of June 2023 is 28 years.

Question 2: Is Kuldeep Yadav married?

Answer 2: As of March 2024 he is still unmarried.

Question 3: What is Kuldeep Yadav technique of bowling?

Answer 3: Kuldeep Yadav is left-arm Chinaman bowler and first Chinaman bowler of Indian team.

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