Akash Deep (Cricketer)

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Akash Deep
NameAkash Deep
Full NameAkash Deep Singh
ProfessionIndian International cricketer
Major teamsIndia (2024-Present)
Bengal (2019-Present)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022)
Date of BirthDecember 11, 1996
Age (In 2024)27 Years 7 Month(s) 11 Days
Birth PlaceRohtas, Bihar, India
ResidenceRohtas, Bihar, India
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Mother TongueBhojpuri
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5ft 11in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherLate Ramji Singh
Akash Deep's father Ramji Singh
MotherLadduma Devi
Akash Deep with mother Ladduma Devi
Brother(s)Late Dhiraj Singh
Sister(s)3 elder sisters
Akash Deep with his sisters
Cousin(s)Baibhaw Kumar
Akash Deep with cousin Baibhaw Kumar
Cricket Information
Playing roleBowling Allrounder
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight-arm fast medium
Jersey Number11 (RCB)
Test debutDecember 13, 2012 v England
FC debutDecember 25 – 28, 2019 – Bengal vs Andhra at Eden Gardens
List A debutSeptember 24, 2019 – Bengal vs Gujarat at Jaipur
T20 debutMarch 9, 2019 – Bengal vs Maharashtra at Indore
IPL debutMarch 27, 2022 – RCB vs Punjab Kings at Mumbai
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeDid not attend
Educational QualificationSchool dropout
Contact/Social Media Details
Other Details
Salary₹20 lakh (IPL)
Akash Deep is an Indian international cricketer. He plays as a bowling all-rounder, who bowls right-arm fast-medium and bats right-handed. He represents Bengal in domestic cricket and plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Akash Deep
He was born on 11 December 1996 into a middle-class family to Ramji Singh, a physical education teacher in a government school, and his wife Ladduma Devi in Baddi village of Rohtas district in Bihar, India. 1 2
His actual date of birth is 11 December 1996, but most of the websites have incorrectly mentioned it as 15 December 1996. 3 4 2
His father never wanted him to become a cricketer and instead wanted him to secure a government job. In 2010, he left for Durgapur, West Bengal where his uncle worked at the Durgapur Steel Plant and joined a local academy with his cousin Baibhaw Kumar who also wanted to pursue cricket as a career. However, things changed completely when tragedy struck twice within six months which forced him out of the game for three years. First, he lost his father who was paralyzed and bed-ridden for five years before breathing his last on 12th February 2015, and then in October 2015, his elder brother Dhiraj passed away following a brief illness, leaving behind two young school-going daughters and wife. After Dhiraj’s death, Akash Deep briefly experimented with the business of selling sand by renting dumpers near the Sone River at the Bihar-Jharkhand border. 5 6
A friend helped him join the United Club in CAB’s Second Division League, but initially, he was not paid anything by the club. So, he used to play tennis-ball matches around the district for three to four days a month, which helped him earn around ₹20,000 per month to cover his expenses. 1
In October 2017, he bought a brand new Royal Enfield Classic 350. 7
Akash Deep with his royal enfield classic 350
He made his T20 debut for Bengal against Maharashtra at Indore on 9th March 2019 in the 2018-2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Batting at No.8, he scored 13 runs off 11 balls and then picked up two wickets by conceding only 21 runs in his quota of 4 overs. 8
Six months later, he made his List A debut for Bengal against Gujarat at Jaipur on 24th September 2019 in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he registered figures of 2/49. 9
Akash Deep made his first-class debut for Bengal against Andhra at Eden Gardens on 25 December 2019 in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy. 10
In November 2020, he bought a brand new Tata Nexon car. 11
Akash Deep with his Tata Nexon
In August 2021, he was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for injured all-rounder Washington Sundar for the remainder of IPL 2021. However, he had to leave the RCB squad after he lost his aunt and sister-in-law during the COVID-19 second wave. His mother was also tested positive. 12 13
Akash Deep was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore at his base price of ₹20 lakhs in the player auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Punjab Kings (PK) on 27 March 2022 in Mumbai, where he registered figures of 1/38. 14 15
In June 2022, Bengal rewrote record books when its nine players hit 50-plus runs against Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy 2021-2022 quarter-final. It was the first-ever instance of nine players recording at least fifty runs in a first-class innings. Batting at No.9, Akash Deep completed his half-century laden with eight sixes in just 18 balls and in the process recorded the joint third-fastest fifty in the Ranji Trophy. 16
All 9 Bengal Batters who scored fifty
All 9 Bengal Batters who scored fifty
He was the highest wicket-taker for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy 2022-2023. He took 41 wickets at an average of 20.9. 17
He replaced the injured Shivam Mavi in the Indian squad for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou but didn’t play any of the tournament matches. 18
Akash Deep is a brand ambassador and mentor at Akash Baibhaw Cricket Academy founded by his cousin Baibhaw Kumar. AB Cricket Academy has two branches, the first one at Sasaram, Bihar, and another one at Asansol, West Bengal. 19 5
Akash Deep on a poster of AB Cricket Academy
Akash Deep on a poster of AB Cricket Academy
He bowls at a speed of around 140-145kmph.
Akash Deep made his Test debut for India against England on 23 February 2024 in Ranchi and became the 313th player to play a Test Match for India. He has a great start to his Test career and he took the wickets of Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Zak Crawley in the first session of Day 1. 20

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