|Saurabh Kumar Quick Information|
|height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Date of birth||May 1, 1993|
|Husband or wife||Neha Sabyo|
Saurabh Kumar is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented Services (2014-15) and his home state Uttar Pradesh (2015-16-present) in the Indian domestic circuit in all 3 formats. In IPL (Indian Premier League), he has turned out for Rising Pune Supergiants (2017) and Punjab Kings (2021).
name at birth
Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
- father – His father worked as a junior engineer All India RadioIndia’s national public radio broadcaster.
slow left-arm orthodox
5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Saurabh has dated –
- Neha Sabyo (2021-Present) – Saurabh married his long time girlfriend Neha Sabi in July 2021 in a private ceremony in Ghaziabad.
Caste / Ethnicity
- toned physique
- side, wavy hair
- friendly smile
- sport a bumpy beard
Saurabh Kumar Facts
- Saurabh first came into limelight during the 2017-18 season Ranji Trophy (the major domestic first-class cricket competition in India) where he finished as the leading wicket-taker for Uttar Pradesh with 23 dismissals in 4 matches.
- The performance caught the attention of scouts across the country and was acquired by Rising Pune Supergiants team for the next IPL Season for INR 10 Lakh. This was the second and final year for the franchise in the tournament and even though the team had built a scintillating run in the final, Saurabh was unable to break into the ‘Playing XI’ in any match.
- In July 2018, he was inducted into India Blue Squad for the 2018-19 edition of Duleep Trophy (A domestic first-class cricket competition originally contested by teams representing geographical regions of India). He was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 19 dismissals in just 3 matches.
- In December 2018, during 2018-19 Ranji Trophy In the season, in a match against Haryana, he took 14 wickets for just 65 runs in both the innings. These were the second best match figures recorded by a bowler in the history of Uttar Pradesh. Ranji Trophy,
- He finished the group stage of the tournament in that season with 50 wickets in just 9 matches and was the leading wicket-taker for Uttar Pradesh. Their performances helped Uttar Pradesh finish unbeaten (5 wins and 4 draws) in the group stage and qualify for the quarter-final stage. Chasing a mammoth target of 372 runs in the quarter-finals, Saurashtra were defeated by just 4 wickets. It was the most successful run chase in the history of Ranji Trophy, Saurabh took just 1 wicket in both the innings in that match and finished the tournament with 51 wickets in 10 matches.
- In January 2021, he was selected as one of the 5 net bowlers to help India’s Test match squad prepare for the upcoming bilateral home series against England.
- In February 2022, he was selected in India’s Test match squad for the bilateral home series against Sri Lanka. This was the first time he was selected in the main squad of an Indian senior national team.
Featured image by Saurabh Kumar / Instagram