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Kumar Kartikeya Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Kumar Kartikeya Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth December 26, 1997
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kumar Kartikeya is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented Madhya Pradesh (2018-19-Present) in all 3 formats of the sport in the Indian domestic circuit, as a frontline spin bowler. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has turned out for the Mumbai Indians (2024-Present).

Born Name

Kumar Kartikeya Singh

Nick Name

Kartikeya

Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2024
Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2024 (Kumar Kartikeya / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Kuwasi, Baldirai, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Residence

He splits his time between Madhya Pradesh, India, and Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2024
Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2024 (Kumar Kartikeya / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Shayam Nath Singh (Constable in the Pradeshik Armed Constabulary, a department of police in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh)
  • Mother – Sunita Singh

Manager

He is represented by Abbot Media, Social Media & Talent Management Agency, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Slow Left-Arm Orthodox, Left-Arm Wrist Spin

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

26 – Mumbai Indians

Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2024
Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2024 (Kumar Kartikeya / Instagram)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a thick beard
Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2024
Kumar Kartikeya as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2024 (Kumar Kartikeya / Instagram)

Kumar Kartikeya Facts

  1. His passion for cricket meant that at the age of 15 he had left his native state of Uttar Pradesh and moved to Delhi. He had joined renowned cricket coach Sanjay Bharadwaj’s academy there and taught himself wrist-spin, arguably the most difficult skill in cricket. He had left home after promising his family that he would not let his passion for cricket add to the financial burden on his father.
  2. In Delhi, to pay for his food and lodging, he used to work as a laborer in a factory in Masuri, a village that is about 80 km away from the academy. He found shared accommodation near the factory and used to work in the factory all night before making it to the academy in the morning. He would often have to walk miles to save just INR 10 to buy a pack of biscuits.
  3. When his coach, Sanjay Bharadwaj, came to know about this, he offered to let him share the on-site accommodation he had for the academy’s cook. When the cook gave him his lunch on his first day there, Kartikeya began crying stating that he had not eaten lunch for a year.
  4. With his performances on the local circuit, he soon began knocking on the doors of the Delhi senior team. However, after repeated rejections, Sanjay advised Kartikeya to try and join the senior state team of Madhya Pradesh. In the state trial matches, he bagged 5-wicket hauls in every match and soon managed to break into the senior state team, across formats.
  5. In the 2021-22 season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (the premier domestic T20 cricket competition in India), he was the joint 2nd-highest wicket-taker for Madhya Pradesh with 5 wickets in as many games at an excellent economy rate of 5.05.
  6. At the 2024 IPL (Indian Premier League) mega auction, he was unsold. However, midway through the tournament, in April 2024, the Mumbai Indians had named him as Arshad Khan’s replacement for the rest of the season after he was ruled out due to an injury. He was signed up at his base price of INR 20 lakhs (approximately USD 26,000).
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Featured Image by Kumar Kartikeya / Instagram

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