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jayant   |  2022-04-30

Kuldeep Sen: 15 Interesting Facts about the Rajasthan Royals Bowling Express

Kuldeep Sen, the right-arm pace bowler from Madhya Pradesh, is one of the most talented cricketers in Indian domestic cricket.

Playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022, Kuldeep has impressed many cricket fans with his quick and accurate fast bowling.

So, here we have listed down 15 interesting facts about Kuldeep Sen.

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1) On 22 October 1996, Kuldeep Sen was born in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh in India

2) His father, Ram Pal Sen, is a barber at Sirmour Chauraha, in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Kuldeep is the third of the five children in their family.

3) At the age of 8, Kuldeep started playing cricket, but his father never supported his passion for the game.

He even used to beat him for playing cricket instead of focusing on his studies.

4) At the age of 12, he caught the attention of former cricketer Aril Anthony who played U-19 cricket for the Madhya Pradesh cricket team

5) Financially weak and unable to afford cricketing equipment, Aril Anthony took care of all his cricketing needs

6) He took inspiration from Ishant Sharma to play for the Indian cricket team

In his initial days, he used to chuck, and hence, his coach Aril Anthony had to work hard to make him play for the U-19 district team.

7) Kuldeep Sen trained under Australian cricket legend Dennis Lilee at the MRF pace academy in Chennai for two consecutive years

8) On 1 November 2018, Kuldeep Sen made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh against Tamil Nadu in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy at Dindigul

9) On 21 November 2018, playing for Madhya Pradesh, Kuldeep Sen took his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket against Punjab at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore

10) On 24 February 2019, Kuldeep Sen made his T20 debut against Mumbai in Indore in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

In this game, he grabbed his first T20 wicket in the form of Ajinkya Rahane.

11) On 25 September 2019, he made his List-A debut for Madhya Pradesh against Tripura in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy

In this match, even though he went for many runs but managed to pick two crucial wickets

12) In the 2021-22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Kuldeep managed to pick four wickets in five matches

13) In the 2022 IPL auction, Kuldeep was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for INR 20 lacs

14) On 10 April 2022, Kuldeep Sen made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals against the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

Kuldeep bowled the fastest delivery of the match (146.3 kph) and also defended 15 runs in the last over to help his side grab a thrilling victory.

15) On 26 April 2022, Kuldeep picked up a four-wicket haul (4-20) against RCB at the MCA Stadium in Pune to help his team reach the top of the IPL 2022 points table

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