|Tushar Deshpande Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||May 15, 1995|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Tushar Deshpande is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented Mumbai (2015-Present) in the Indian domestic circuit across all formats. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has turned out for the Delhi Capitals (2020-2021) and the Chennai Super Kings (2022-Present).
Tushar Uday Deshpande
Kalyan, Thane, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Father – Uday Deshpande
- Mother – Vandana Deshpande (d. 2019)
- 96 – Delhi Capitals (IPL)
- 42 – Chennai Super Kings (IPL)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Sports a thin beard
Tushar Deshpande Facts
- In mid-September 2018, Tushar made his List A debut for Mumbai – during the 2018-19 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy (the premier domestic one-day cricket competition in India). About a month later, he captured his maiden 5-wicket haul in List A cricket – in the quarter-final stage of that tournament.
- In that match (just his 6th List A match), his bowling figures read 5/23 in 9 overs – a spell that helped Mumbai dismantle Bihar for just 69 runs. Tushar was named the ‘Player of the Match’ as well. In the semi-final, against Hyderabad, he produced match-best bowling figures (3/55 in 10 overs) to limit Hyderabad to 246 runs.
- Mumbai went on to win that match by a margin of 60 runs by the VJD method (a system used in Indian domestic cricket for calculating target scores in interrupted one-day and T20 matches) and Tushar won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for the 2nd game in a row. Mumbai then defeated Delhi by 4 wickets in the final to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the 3rd time – making Mumbai the then joint 2nd most successful team in the competition.
- In November 2019, the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association, the governing body for cricket in Mumbai and surrounding regions such as Thane and Navi Mumbai) sacked 2 selectors after they picked an inexperienced bowling attack as part of Mumbai’s 15-man squad for the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (the premier domestic T20 cricket competition in India). The exclusion of Tushar from this squad was the principal reason behind the entire controversy.
- In December 2019, he was acquired at the auction for the upcoming IPL (Indian Premier League) season (2020) by the Delhi Capitals for a base price of INR 20 lakhs. Across the 2020 and 2021 IPL seasons, Tushar played 5 matches and picked up 3 wickets.
- In February 2022, at the IPL mega auction, he was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings for his base price of INR 20 lakhs. That season, he played 2 matches and picked up a solitary wicket.
- On March 31, 2023, on the opening night of the 2023 IPL season, Tushar was substituted for Ambati Rayudu – thus becoming the first player to be subbed in via the newly instituted ‘Impact Player’ rule. The rule allows teams to substitute one player during a match from a list of probable substitutes submitted to the match referee before the start of that match. The substitution can only be made before the start of an inning, when a wicket falls, when a batter retires, or at the end of an over.
- Also, if a batter is dismissed and the bowling team decides to make a substitution in the middle of that over, the substitute bowler cannot bowl the remaining balls of that over. The rule was introduced to give more playing time to Indian players, especially those uncapped players who would otherwise struggle to break into their team’s playing XI – teams can sub in a foreign player only if they have included less than 4 foreign players in their playing XI.
Featured Image by Tushar Deshpande / Instagram