Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh often known as Bhuvi, is an Indian international cricketer who is playing for the Indian cricket team. Bhuvi currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. Kumar swings the ball both ways efficiently, with his inswingers more effective than outswing. Kumar won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He became the first bowler to win a purple cap of IPL in two consecutive seasons.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography

Full Name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Nickname(s) Bhuvi, Bhuvan
Profession Indian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut ODI– 30 December 2012 against Pakistan at Chennai
Test– 22 February against Australia at Chennai
T20– 25 December 2012 against Pakistan at Bengaluru
Jersey Number #15 (India)
#15 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team India A, Pune Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh
Favourite Ball Inswing & Outswing
Records (main ones) • Has bowled the batsman out to take his first wicket in Test, ODI, and T20 match.
• The only bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in First-Class Cricket.
• The record for the most economical figures in a T20 international cricket match against West Indies in 2014, for conceding 3 runs from 3 overs.
• The record for the second-most expensive ODI spell in India against South Africa in 2015, for conceding 3 runs from 3 overs.

• Took 26 wickets in IPL 10 (2017) and won the ‘purple cap’ for most wickets in that IPL season.

Career Turning Point In 2012, with an incredible start to his ODI career against Pakistan in a T20 match where he took 4 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 February 1990
Age (as of 2021) 31 Years
Birthplace Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Luharli village, Gulaothi tehsil, Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Family Father- Kiran Pal Singh (Sub-inspector)
Mother- Indresh Singh (Homemaker)
Sister- Rekha Adhana (Elder)
Coach/Mentor Vipin Vats, Sanjay Rastogi
Religion Hinduism
Caste Gurjar (Mavi Gotra)
Address A bungalow in Ganga Nagar, Meerut
Hobbies Playing games on PS3 or ipad, Reading
Cricketers Batsman– AB de Villiers
Bowler– Wasim Akram, Praveen Kumar
Cricketer Ground Lord’s in London
Tennis Player Novak Djokovic
Food Kadhi Chawal
Actresses Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor
Film 3 Idiots
Song “Tu Hai Ki Nahi” from the film Roy
Musician A.R. Rahman
Book I Too Had a Love Story by Ravinder Singh
Destination Venice
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affair/Girlfriend Nupur Nagar (Engineer)
Wife/Spouse Nupur Nagar (Engineer)
Marriage Date 23 November 2017
Children He was blessed with a baby girl on 24 November 2021. [1]
Money Factor
Salary (as of 2017) Retainer: INR 1 crore
Test: INR 15 lakh
ODI: 6 lakh
T20: 3 lakh


Bhuvneshwar Kumar Early life

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born in Meerut on 5 February 1990 to Kiran Pal Singh, a police officer. His sister encouraged him to play cricket and took him to his first coaching centre when he was 13.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Personal life

On 23 November 2017, Kumar married Nupur Nagar in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. They became parents to a baby girl named Acsah on 24 November 2021.

Some Facts About Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • Since his childhood, he developed an interest in cricket and at the age of 10, he started playing Amateur league tournaments, which was played with tennis balls.
  • At the age of 13, he joined Bhamashah Cricket Academy in Meerut.
  • If he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have been an Army officer.
  • He considers swing bowler Praveen Kumar as his cricketing idol as he has learned a lot from him.
  • He gained the nickname “The Swing King” because of his lethal Inswing and Outswing deliveries.
  • He is the first ever bowler to bowled out a batsman to grab his first wicket in all the 3 formats of the game as bowled. He bowled out Nasir Jamshed in T20Is, Mohammad Hafeez in ODIs and David Warner in Tests.

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