(Last Updated on : 24/06/2013)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi was born on 5 February 1990. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi is an Indian domestic cricketer who plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi also plays for Pune Warriors India
in the Indian Premier League
Career of Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mavi
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made his first-class debut at the age of 17 against Bengal. In the season of 2008- 2009, Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first bowler to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar
for a duck in first-class cricket. After good performances in that season that is in the season of 2008- 2009, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was handed an IPL contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 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. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the best economy rate in a T20 debut, along with Saint Lucian Garey Mathurin.
The debut wickets of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in T20Is, ODIs and Tests have all been bowled. He is the first ever bowler to do so. He took 6 wickets in four test matches against Australia in the 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He also had a record partnership with MS Dhoni for the 9th wicket in the first test of the series.
Career in Domestic Cricket
Bhuvneshwar Kumar plays for Uttar Pradesh
in domestic cricket. He has also played for Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy. In the 2nd semi-final against North Zone, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took one wicket with an economy rate of 3.03. Although being a lower-order batsman, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 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. Bhuvneshwar Kumar consequently became man of the match. In the 2008-2009, Ranji Trophy
final to Mumbai, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 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.
Career in IPL
After good performance in the 2008-2009 seasons, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was handed an IPL contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore but was afterwards bought by Pune
Warriors India. Bhuvneshwar made his debut on 22 Feb 2013 against Australia during 1st test of Australia Tour to India in 2013.