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Umesh Yadav Family, Biography, Wife, Records, Career, IPL & More

Name- Umesh Yadav

Date of Birth- 25 October 1987

Age- 32 years(as in 2019)

Religion- Hinduism

Nationality- Indian

Mother- Late Kishori Devi

Father- Tilak Yadav

Sister– 1 Elder

Brother- Ramesh Yadav and 1 more

Marital Status/Marriage- Married

Wife- Tanya Wadhwa

Son- N/A

Daughter- N/A

Height- 5’10 approx.

Weight- 70kg approx.

Net Worth- N/A

Salary- N/A

Umesh Yadav Biography

Umesh Yadav is an Indian International cricketer. He is primarily known as a right-arm fast bowler who has played for India at National and International level. Born on 25 October 1987, he did his schooling from Government Higher Secondary School in Walani. After impressing everyone with a string of his amazing performances in the domestic circuit, he managed to get into the Indian team squad for 2010 World T20 replacing injured Praveen Kumar. However, he was benched in the whole tournament and didn’t get to play. Later in 2011, he rose to fame after he took his first five-wicket haul in Test Cricket with figures of 5/92 and showed everyone his caliber.

Umesh Yadav Records, Biography, Wife, Family, Career, IPL & More

Favorite Things of Umesh Yadav

  • Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are his Favorite Actors.
  • Narendra Modi is his Favorite Politician.
  • Cricket is his Favorite Sports.
  • Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar are his Favorite Batsmen.
  • Zaheer Khan and Dale Steyn are his Favorite Bowlers.
  • Saoji is his Favorite Food.
  • Travelling and Working out are his Favorite Hobbies.
  • Mauritius and London are his Favorite Destinations.

Facts About Umesh Yadav

  • He comes from a very humble family background. His father was a coalmine worker who never wanted any of his sons to work in coalmine.
  • He is one of those cricketers who didn’t took studies very seriously and after completing his higher secondary schooling, he gave up his studies because he had no interest in studying any further.
  • After quitting his studies, his first preference was to get selected in army and serve for India but he was rejected because destiny had other plans for him.
  • After he got rejection in Army, he tried his luck at becoming a police officer but unfortunately he was not selected only because of two points.
  • Like many regular boys, Umesh as well used to play cricket with tennis ball. He was a good fast bowler and has once became the Man of the Series award along with winning cash price of Rs.10,000.
  • He even tried to get selected in college tournaments owing to his good performance but didn’t get the chance because he never represented any cricket club.
  • After facing rejection in army, college and police, he then signed up for Vidarbha Gymkhana. As he come from a poor-middle class family, he used to play with shoes having studs on their soles.
  • Soon his name became famous in Vidarbha region after he took 3 wickets for 37 runs in 10 overs. Owing to his good performance in domestic circuit, he was selected in India’s squad for 2010 World T20 in place of Praveen Kumar.
  • In no time, he was selected by VCA for semi-finals of inter-district 3 day tournament in Amravati. Then captain of Vidarbha “Pritam Gandhi” helped Yadav to play for Air India in T20 tournament in Mumbai.
  • On 2008-09 Ranji Trophy, he made his first class debut for Vidarbha. On that season, he ended the season for taking 20 wickets with best figures of 6/105.
  • Umesh continued giving amazing performances in domestic cricket and later was selected in IPL season 2010 for team Delhi Daredevils. His journey since then have transformed completely. He got to play 7 matches and took 6 wickets as well.
  • In November 2011, he made his International Test debut against team West Indies and became the first player of Vidarbha to do so. He ended the series by picking up 9 wickets.
  • During the first One-Day International (ODI) from the five-match series between India and West Indies, he showed his batting skills as well. India had to achieve the target of 212 to win and while chasing they were 9 down for 201. And Yadav held on to his nerves and showed his batting skills making India win the match.
  • Cricketers like Zaheer, Gary Sobers, Dale Steyn, Glenn McGrath, are also admirers of his bowling skills.
  • He showed one of his best performances in ICC world cup 2015 by picking up 18 wickets in 8 matches which was the most for India in World cup.
  • Umesh is hailed as one of the fastest bowlers of India. He has clocked 155kmph, 150.1kmph which is amongst the highest fastest deliveries by Indian bowler.
  • In 2019, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore along with Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, etc.

Umesh Yadav Family

He was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India into a middle class Hindu family. His father name is Tilak Yadav who used to work in coalmine as a worker and mother name is Kishori Devi. She died in 2011 due to prolonged illness of diabetes. He has two brothers and 1 sister. Coming from a financially unstable family, he worked very hard in his career and gave his family all the luxury they couldn’t afford. He shares close bond with his family and have made them proud by being one of the known bowlers on Indian team.

Umesh Yadav Family, Biography, Wife, Records, Career, IPL & More

Umesh Yadav Wife/ Girlfriend

He is married to his long-time girlfriend Tanya Wadhwa. Tanya is a fashion designer by profession. They met each other during the IPL match. Tanya visited to enjoy the match with her friend and that’s how they met the first time. It was Tanya’s friend that introduce them. Later friendship grew into love and the couple decided to get married. They got married in 2013 in a private wedding ceremony accompanied by close friends and family. They are head over heels in love with each other and often shares cute pictures together on their Instagram account.

Umesh Yadav Wife, Biography, Family, Records, Career, IPL & More
Wife- Tanya Wadhwa

Umesh Yadav Career

He was selected in 2010 World T20 India’s squad after performing amazingly well in the domestic circuit but didn’t get to play any match. Later, he was called in the team that played an ODI series in Zimbabwe against host and Sri Lanka. In that series, he played 3 matches and took only 1 wicket. Then in 2011, he made his Test debut against West Indies opening the bowling in first innings but failed to take any wicket. Though, in the second innings he played amazing by picking up 2 wickets helping India to a five-wicket victory. His performance made India win that series and led him being most successful bowlers of India in the series.

Umesh Yadav International Debut

He made his debut as follows:

  • Test Debut- 6 November 2011 against West Indies in Delhi
  • ODI Debut- 28 May 2010 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
  • T20 Debut- 7 August 2012 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele

Umesh Yadav Career, Biography, Wife, Records, Family, IPL & More

Shine To Glory

In 2011, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a very heavy price in Indian Premier League. However, he took only 2 wickets in 7 matches. Later in 2011-12, when India toured Australia, during the 3rd test in Perth, he took his career’s first 5 wicket haul in Australia’s only innings. In the same year, he became the 4th highest wicket taker in tournament of IPL by picking up 19 wickets from 17 innings.

Umesh Yadav’s Records

Have a look at few of his records:

  • 1st player from Vidarbha of Maharashtra who got to play for team India.
  • Highest wicket taker for India in ICC world cup 2015.
  • Fastest ball delivered by him was “155.5 kmph” against team Sri Lanka.
  • In IPL 2015, he became the third fastest bowler by delivering ball at 150.1 kmph.


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