|Arshdeep Singh Quick Info
|Date of Birth
|February 5, 1999
Arshdeep Singh is an Indian professional cricketer who had come into the spotlight after his performances in India’s triumphant campaign at the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup where he was a key squad player and had performed admirably in the 2 games that he had played in place of one of the team’s primary fast bowlers who was injured. His effort had earned him an IPL (Indian Premier League) contract with Kings XI Punjab (2019-Present). In the Indian domestic cricket circuit, he has represented his home state of Punjab (2018–Present).
Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
Arshdeep had attended the Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) in Chandigarh, Punjab.
- Father – Darshan Singh (Retired Inspector in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF))
- Mother – Baljit Kaur
- Siblings – Gurleen Kaur (Older Sister). He also has an older brother.
- 95 – Kings XI Punjab (IPL)
- 2 – Under-19 ODI
6 ft or 183 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Sports a thin beard
- Sports a turban
Arshdeep Singh Facts
- In 2017, Arshdeep’s father had urged him to move to Brampton, Canada, where an older sibling of his was already working, so that he could pursue higher studies and eventually settle down there, as many youngsters in Punjab aspire to. This was after Arshdeep was struggling to get games in age-group cricket. He, however, mustered the courage to request his father to give him one more year before making that decision.
- It turned out to be life-changing for him and his family as his performances in district cricket soon helped him break into the Punjab Under-19 squad. He took 13 wickets in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy (the premier limited-overs domestic competition for men’s under-19 cricket in India) for Punjab and had also recorded 19 wickets for Chandigarh in the Punjab Inter-District ODI Championship for the DP Azad Trophy, performances that eventually led to his selection in the squad for the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, his breakthrough tournament.
- A few months later, he was picked in the Punjab Under-23 team and he made heads turn by scalping 8 wickets, including a hat-trick, in a fixture against Rajasthan, in the CK Nayudu Trophy (the premier limited-overs domestic competition for men’s under-23 cricket in India). The performance urged the local selectors to promote him by picking him in the state team for the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy (the premier domestic one-cricket competition in India).
- After his success in the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he was picked by the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, for the 2019 season. Although he got to play just 3 games that season, he left his mark with a stirring performance in a game against the Rajasthan Royals, dismissing batsmen such as Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler. The following season, 2020, was even better as he shone in the challenging death overs and picked 9 wickets in 8 games, cementing his place in the squad.
- In September 2022, Arshdeep had dropped the catch against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 for which he was criticized. India had eventually lost the match by 5 wickets. Following this incident, Arshdeep’s Wikipedia page was edited to show links with Khalistan. The Indian government had then summoned Wikipedia executives after this edit.
- In January 2023, Arshdeep Singh bowled 5 no-balls in a second T20I against Sri Lanka which became the most number of no-balls bowled by an Indian in a T20I match.
- On January 27, 2023, in a T20I match against New Zealand, Arshdeep gave away the most runs (27 runs) by an Indian in the 20th over in T20I history. The previous such record was held by Suresh Raina who conceded 26 runs.
- As per the list released in March 2023, Arshdeep Singh was included in BCCI’s 1-crore annual contract list for the 2022-2023 season.
- On April 22, 2023, Arshdeep broke the middle stump twice (costing ₹24 lakhs) while bowling for Punjab Kings against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023.
- On December 17, 2023, Arshdeep registered bowling figures of 10-0-37-5 against South Africa in Johannesburg. It is his best-ever bowling figures in ODI cricket.
Featured Image by Arshdeep Singh / Instagram