A Turning Point: How An Engagement Changed The Destiny Of This Bihar Cricketer, Leading To His Selection In Team India For West Indies Tour

The Indian cricket team has been chosen for the upcoming tour of the West Indies, which will begin on July 12 with a series of Test matches and one-day internationals. The talented fast bowler from Bihar, Mukesh Kumar, is among the tour's confirmed roster members. On Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Kumar would be playing in both the Test and ODI matches.

After he got engaged, everything changed for this Bihar cricketer

Do you know about Mukesh Kumar's news? Mukesh Kumar, a native of the Gopalganj hamlet of Kankar Kund, has made ripples in the cricket world as a member of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. Cricket fans are thrilled by his selection because of his exceptional right-arm rapid bowling and left-handed batting.

Kumar's selection reflects his outstanding performance on the field, as he has taken 149 wickets in just 39 first-class matches. Joining the Indian cricket team on their tour of the West Indies, his recent engagement has also been seen as a lucky break.

Close friend of Mukesh Kumar and former district cricket team captain Amit Kumar was overjoyed to hear the news of his selection. Everyone who has been involved in this happy event is pleased.

Mukesh Kumar's Journey

Even as a young child, Kumar's love for the game of cricket shone through as he spent countless hours practising and competing in the streets of his hometown, Kankarkund. Mukesh's uncle Krishnakant Singh did not approve of his preoccupation with cricket, but he did it nevertheless. The family's financial situation exacerbated the stress of finding work after college. However, Mukesh's unyielding commitment and effort have shown that everything is possible when there is a will to do so.

Krishnakant Singh laughs now when he thinks of all the times he told Mukesh to return to school instead of playing cricket. Mukesh Kumar ignored his uncle's advice and continued following his heart. His dedication paid off today as he was picked to play cricket for India.

After being selected for Test and ODI squads, the fiery Bengal pacer told PTI, "Like they say, what have you done if you didn't play Tests."

"I can finally see my dream come true. Playing Tests for India has been a lifelong dream of mine. And now I've arrived," said Mukesh. 

Until his untimely death in 2019, Mukesh's father, Kashinath Singh, was a taxi driver in Kolkata. When his father passed away, no one had the strength to be the breadwinner of the family. But cricket was a source of relief for Mukesh Kumar. His older brother works to support himself and his family in Kolkata. Mukesh met many people in Bengal while playing and has now become well-known for his amazing skills. The news that Mukesh has been chosen to compete for Team India has brought joy to the entire community.

When did Mukesh Kumar start playing cricket?
On December 13, 2015, he made his List A debut in the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On January 6, 2016, in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he made his Twenty20 debut.
What was the price of Mukesh Kumar in IPL?
The Delhi franchise paid Rs 5.50 crore in the IPL Auction 2023 to secure Mukesh Kumar's services. Now, Mukesh Kumar has the opportunity to show his talent in international cricket. We are sure that he will definitely play good cricket and help his team win the IPL trophy. 
Who bought Mukesh Kumar in IPL?
Mukesh Kumar started at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs at the auction. The Delhi Capitals, however, paid a hefty Rs 5.50 crores to get his services. The rise in price shows how in demand he is and the talent he has that makes him the most wanted player in cricket.