Cricketer Mukesh Kumar Biography: Age, Height, Career Stats, Family, Girlfriend, Lifestyle, IPL, Net Worth

Mukesh Kumar Biography: Age, Family Girlfriend, Lifestyle, IPL and More

Mukesh Kumar is an Indian international cricketer. He is a medium-aged right-arm fast bowler. He showed his skills and mindset in bowling to his seniors or grabbing their spot on his bowling. He played for plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for Bengal in domestic cricket. He showed his outstanding bowling figures when he bagged 20 wickets in 9 innings in 2021-22 in the Ranji Trophy.

Mukesh Kumar’s Biography

Here are given below some personal and secret information about Mukesh Kumar that you want to know:

Personal InformationDetails
Date of Birth12 October 1993 (age 30)
Place of BirthGopalganj, Bihar, India
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International InformationDetails
National SideIndia (2023–present)
Only Test (cap 308)20 July 2023 vs. West Indies
ODI Debut (cap 251)27 July 2023 vs. West Indies
Last ODI1 August 2023 vs. West Indies
ODI Shirt Number49
T20I Debut (cap 103)3 August 2023 vs. West Indies
Last T20I1 December 2023 vs. Australia
T20I Shirt Number49
Domestic Team InformationDetails
2023Delhi Capitals

Early Life

Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar was born on 12 October 1993 and hails from Kakarkund in Gopalganj district, Bihar. Kumar’s Father wanted him to join the army, but he could not clear the exam even after three attempts.

In 2012, his father then asked him to go to Bengal where he was working as a taxi driver and find a job to earn money to support his family. In an interview, his coach in his village said that he was passionate about cricket, but he wanted to join the army.

He struggled a lot in his cricket career because he belonged to a financially weak family who could hardly manage their feeding. His father was always against his cricket passion because he wanted Mukesh to become an Army Soldier.

At his growing interest in cricket, he gave a trial at “Pratibha ki Khoj” which was organized in the Gopalganj district, Bihar where he bagged 34 wickets in seven games. He earlier represented Bihar U-19 in the Associate & Affiliate Tournament hosted by BCCI.

According to his coach, he used to cycle 30 km every day to the academy to play cricket. He used to play tennis ball matches in his village. But when he came to Kolkata, he was offered to join Bani Niketan a second-division CAB league club to play tennis ball cricket.

Kumar’s Family

Mukesh Family

Mukesh Kumar is from Goplaganj district, Bihar(India). His father Kashi Nath Singh is a taxi driver and his mother Malti Devi is a housemaker. Mukesh father died in 2019 due to a brain hemorrhage. Mukesh has four sisters and one younger brother Dhanset.

Mukesh Kumar received his early education from VMS High School, Gopalganj, Bihar. Later, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Kamla Rai College, Gopalganj. Although he had no interest in studies, his passion lay more in playing cricket.

Mukesh Kumar’s Relationship & Girlfriend

Mukesh does not reveal about his personal life. He got married on 28th November to Diya Singh who is from Chapra district, Bihar in Gorakhpur.

Mukesh Carrer

Mukesh Kumar Carrer

After growing his interest or enthusiasm for cricket, he gave a trial at “Pratibha ki Khoj” 2008-2009 which was organized in the Gopalganj district of Bihar where he bowled and bagged 34 wickets in seven games.

Mukesh represented the Bihar U-19 cricket team in the Associate & Affiliate Tournament hosted by BCCI. According to his coach, Mukesh cycles 30 km every day to the academy to play cricket. He used to play tennis ball matches when he was in the village.

After some time when he came to Kolkata, he was offered to join Bani Niketan, a second-division CAB league club to play tennis ball cricket. But his against him playing cricket.

He also participated in the trial of the Cricket Association of Bengal’s “Vision 2020” in 2014 and was selected for the Bengal Team. Coach Ranadeb Bose recognized his talent and at the behest of Ranadeb Sir, he also got a place to live in one of the rooms of Eden Garden.

He made his debut for Bengal in 2015. Former Kolkata Knight Riders team director Joy Bhattacharjya recalled the latter’s journey to India selection and how Mukesh once completely wowed Pakistani bowling legend, Waqar Younis. A pre-trial was staged specifically to identify some of the players before Waqar Younis arrived in Kolkata.

Waqar Younis

He made his first-class debut on 30th October in 2015-16 Ranji Trophy. In the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy he bagged 20 wickets in 9 innings.

He played Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2015 and made his T-20 debut on 6 January 2016 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

He got his maiden call-up for the Indian cricket team in September 2022 for the ODI series against South Africa. In December 2022, he was picked in the Indian cricket team for their Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka.

In the 2022 IPL season, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 5.5 crore. His base price in the IPL 2022 was 20 lakh.

In June 2023, he was named in the Indian squad for all three formats for the tour of the West Indies. He made his debut in the second Test of the series on 20 July 2023 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

He made his ODI debut against West Indies on 27 July 2023 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Mukesh Kumar Career Stats

Mukesh Kumar Career Stats and Records

Bowling Stats:

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Batting and Fielding Stats:

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Mukesh Kumar’s Net Worth

Mukesh Kumar Networth

Mukesh Kumar makes most of his money by playing cricket professionally, as well as via multiple endorsements for brands. Mukesh Kumar’s net worth was estimated to be approximately $ 2 million equivalent to 15 crore in Indian Rupees. His monthly income is around 15 lakh rupees per month.

Mukesh Kumar’s IPL Salary

In 2022, Mukesh was bought by the Delhi Capitals for a fee of 5.5 crore rupees in the 2022 auction. In 2023, Mukesh Kumar will earn 5.5 crore rupees from the IPL.

NameMukesh Kumar
Net Worth$2 million
Net Worth in Rupees15 crore
Monthly Income20 lakh

Mukesh Kumar Car Collection

When comes to his personal possessions, Mukesh Kumar boasts an impressive car collection. He is known for his love of luxury vehicles and owns cars such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.

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Mukesh Kumar, a formidable cricketer, epitomizes tenacity and skill on the pitch. His remarkable bowling prowess and unwavering determination have left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. With a commitment to excellence, Mukesh has become a symbol of resilience and sportsmanship. As he continues to forge his path, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing the continued brilliance of this exceptional athlete on the field.

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