"From Bihar To DC: Mukesh Kumar's IPL 2023 Auction Triumph And Fulfilling His Father's Dream With A 5.5 Crore Contract

Mukesh Kumar, the Indian team's pacer, has made a name for himself in the Caribbean. He was given his first ODI cap on Thursday, July 27, before playing the first One-Day International against the West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was India's 251st player to play in an ODI match.

A Mukesh Kumar photo in his first ODI cap was posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. After Mohammed Siraj was benched for the series, he was inserted into the starting lineup. The 'sore ankle' Siraj claimed to have is only an excuse to return home. Ravindra Jadeja, a seasoned all-rounder for India, presented Mukesh Kumar with his ODI cap.

Mukesh Kumar has taken 26 wickets at an average of 37.46 in 24 List A matches, with best bowling performance of 3/71. Mukesh Kumar’s Test debut for India was earned by him earlier in the tour. In the second Test, he came in for Shardul Thakur, who was hurting from some injury. In the test match, Mukesh had a 2 for 26 batting average.

India has chosen to bowl first after winning the toss

Mukesh Kumar’s ODI was between India and West Indies and was played in Barbados. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. Shardul Thakur, who was out for the second Test due to an injury, had returned. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal were left off the final roster.

The defining moment of Mukesh Kumar's career

Mukesh Kumar was put on trial in Kolkata after he was passed up for military service in India. At the time, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) ran a recruitment initiative called the "Vision 2020 Programme" to unearth a new crop of promising cricketers. 

The Vision 2020 Programme in Kolkata was directed by cricket greats VVS Laxman, Waqar Younis, and Muttiah Muralitharan. Ranadeb Bose, a former player for Bengal, saw potential in Mukesh Kumar. 

Since then, he's been factored into what goes on in Bengal. He could return for the second season despite suffering an injury in the first season. He has been one of Bengal's best bowlers for the past decade.

The legendary season of Mukesh Kumar

In 2019/20, the pacer had his greatest season, taking 32 wickets in 10 matches. He took eight wickets and helped Bengal reach the final by dismissing KL Rahul and Manish Pandey. 

Mukesh Kumar was elevated to join the A team and play against New Zealand A after his play caught his attention. His five-goal series effort earned him a 2022 national team spot. 

The IPL 2023 auction featured Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings competing for Mukesh Kumar. Finally, Delhi Capitals paid INR 5.5 crores for him. The bowler grabbed seven wickets in ten games at 10.52.

Mukesh Kumar, from Gopalganj, a small Bihar village, has played competitive cricket since childhood. He went to Kolkata in 2012 to salvage his father's failing cab business. Dad gave him a year to improve his cricket skills. If he failed, he would have to work full-time for his father's company. He surely didn’t want to do that, so he did his best and is now reaching the heights of success in cricket. 

What is the career of Mukesh Kumar in the IPL?
He made his IPL debut in 2023. In 10 IPL games, Mukesh Kumar has taken 7 wickets at 46.57, allowed almost 10.52 runs per over, and scored 2/30.
Why is Mukesh Kumar famous?
Net bowler Mukesh Kumar was selected for the 2023 WTC in England. He was then chosen to participate in India's West Indies Tests. Mukesh Kumar, born on July 20, 2023, is India's 308th cricketer.
What is the highest bowling speed of Mukesh Kumar?
Bowler Mukesh Kumar can achieve 145 kph. The December 2022 first-class match against Hyderabad saw him hit this speed. The speed gun was bowled to Tanmay Agarwal at 145 kph.