Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi was born in a Gurjar family on 5 february 1990 at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, is an Indian cricketer who plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. He also plays for Pune Warriors India in the Indian Premier League. He is currently living in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
Kumar made his first-class debut at the age of 17 against Bengal. In the 2008/09 season, he became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket. After good performances in that season, he was handed an IPL contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has also represented Central Zone in Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.
Apart from being a good swing bowler, Kumar is also known for his lower middle-order batting, which makes him a useful all-rounder.
After Awana’s dismal show in the two T20Is against England, Kumar was selected in the playing eleven of the first T20 day/night match against Pakistan at Bengaluru. He took 3 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs in the match. He took the wickets of Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal. He had an economy of 2.25 in that match. His efforts were not enough as Shoaib Malik (57* of 50) and skipper Mohammad Hafeez(61 of 44) scored half centuries to ensure Pakistan to successfully chase down 134.
He has the best economy rate in a T20I debut, along with Saint Lucian Garey Mathurin (who also took 3/9 on his debut against England at The Oval in 2011.
He took a wicket in the very first ball that he bowled in ODIs by dismissing Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan.
Bhuvneshwar has now been showing a brilliant bowling display against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar plays for Uttar Pradesh, India in domestic cricket. He has also played for Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy. 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 also helped his team in that innings by scoring 128 off 312 balls surpassing all the scores of his team mates and maintained a partnership with 4 batsmen. He consequently became man of the match.
In the 2008-2009 Ranji Trophy final to Mumbai, Bhuvneshwar bowled Sachin Tendulkar out for a golden duck although his team lost to Mumbai. He was the first player to consign Sachin Tendulkar to a first-class duck in Indian Domestic Cricket.
After good performance in the 2008-2009 season, Bhuvneshwar was handed an IPL contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore but was afterwards bought by Pune Warriors India.
Bhuvneshwar’s older sister Rekha, understood her younger brother’s ability to bowl at the age of 10. At the age of 13, Bhuvneshwar was taken by his sister to cricket coaching where the coach was impressed by his performace instantly. He was told to come the next to for coaching.
When asked, Rekha said that both their parents- Dad- Kiran Pal Singh a Sub Inspector of Police and Mum-Indresh a housewife were not much enthused about cricket and didnt understand it very well so she decided that she had to take care of it by herself.Kumar’s coach Rastogi stated “Even in his Under-13, 15, 17 and 19 debut matches, he had done exceedingly well”. Whenever her younger brother needed cricket equipment, Rekha would go and buy it herself.