Bhuvneshwar Kumar Biography, Net Worth & Life Story

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh is an Indian international cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Kumar is a right-arm fast medium bowler who swings the ball both ways efficiently. With his in swingers more effective than out swing. Especially adept at creating late swing, and a useful lower order right-handed batsman.

On his international debut, a T20I match against Pakistan in December 2012. He took a three-wicket haul, and in the ODI series that followed. He made his One Day International debut. After his five-wicket haul against South Africa in the first T20I in February 2018. Kumar became the first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in all formats of the game.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar Family

Kumar’s father, Kiran Pal Singh is a sub-inspector and his mother Indresh Singh is a homemaker. It was his elder sister Rekha Adhana who encouraged him to play cricket. And took him to his first cricket coaching centre. On 23 November 2017, Kumar married Nupur Nagar in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Personal information

Full name Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
Born 5 February 1990 (age 31)
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nickname Bhuvi
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Domestic career

A 19-year-old Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to the limelight after knocking Sachin Tendulkar for a duck. The first ever duck in the little master’s domestic first-class cricket career. Kumar plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. He has also played for Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Kumar made his first-class debut at the age of 17 against Bengal.


In the 2nd semi-final against North Zone, Kumar took one wicket with an economy rate of 3.03. Although being a lower-order batsman. He scored 128 off 312 balls surpassing all the scores of his teammates and maintained a partnership with four batsmen. He was consequently awarded the Man of the match. In the 2008/09 Ranji Trophy final. He became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar, rated as India’s greatest batsman. For a duck in first-class cricket.

Domestic team information

Years Team
2007/08–present Uttar Pradesh
2009–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2013 Pune Warriors India
2014–present Sunrisers Hyderabad

Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL career

Following his good performances in the 2008/09 Ranji season, he was handed an IPL contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2011, he was signed by Pune Warriors India. After the dissolution of the PWI team, he was picked up in 2014 by Sunrisers Hyderabad. In 2016, he contributed towards an impressive season after winning IPL 2016 with Sunrisers Hyderabad. He also won the Purple Cap that season for picking up the 23 wickets which was the most.


He took five wickets in a match for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2017. In the 2017 Indian Premier League. Kumar won the Purple Cap for the second time in a row for picking up 26 wickets. Kumar was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2018 IPL season. On 29 March 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad announced Kumar as the vice-captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2018 season. He was instrumental in the Sunrisers’ run to the finals.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar International Career

 Bhuvneshwar Kumar was included in the playing eleven of the first T20I match against Pakistan at Bengaluru. Following Parvinder Awana’s poor showing in the previous series against England. He took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs in the match with an economy rate of 2.25. Kumar took the wickets of Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal. He opened his account in ODIs by taking a wicket in the first ball that he bowled. Dismissing Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan.


After this great performance his way to success as an important player in Indian cricket went on. In his debut Test series, he took 6 wickets in four matches against Australia in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He also had a record partnership with M. S. Dhoni for the 9th wicket in the first Test of the series. He has the highest score by an Indian number 10 on debut, 38. Kumar was a part of the team which won the 2013 Champions Trophy. On 9 July 2013, he posted career-best figures on 4–8 against Sri Lanka in the Tri-Nation tournament. Which India would go on to win. He was awarded the “Man of the Series” in this tournament after he finished the series with most wickets.

International information

National side India (2012–present)
Test debut (cap 276) 22 February 2013 v Australia
Last Test 24 January 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 194) 30 December 2012 v Pakistan
Last ODI 28 March 2022 v England
ODI shirt no. 15
T20I debut (cap 45) 25 December 2012 v Pakistan
Last T20I 20 March 2022 v England
T20I shirt no. 15


Bhuvneshwar Kumar Along the Years

Year Age Achievement
2007 17 First-class debut
2009 18 Bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012 21 T20I debut
2012 21 ODI debut
2013 22 Test debut
2015 24 Selected for 2015 Cricket World Cup
2016 25 Purple cap in IPL
2019 28 Named in India’s squad for 2022 Cricket World Cup

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Career Statictis

Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 21 117 48 70
Runs scored 798 529 23 2433
Batting average 22.08 14.21 5.75 27.03
100s/50s 0/3 0/1 0/0 1/14
Top score 63* 53* 9 128
Balls bowled 3,348 5,625 1034 12,393
Wickets 63 138 45 218
Bowling average 26.09 34.07 26.73 26.53
5 wickets in innings 4 1 1 12
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/82 5/42 5/24 6/77
Catches/stumpings 8/– 28/– 7/– 18/–


Bhuvneshwar Kumar Net Worth

The total net worth of Mr. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is estimated to be 9 Million USD, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 65 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e. approx Sixty Five Crore INR). The Main Source of his income and net worth came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Mr. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is very high, and is also the most respected player across the globe. He also earns a huge sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and from the Indian Premiere League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a good amount of money.

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