Akash Deep Biography: Career, Family, Net Worth, IPL Salary, Girlfriend

Akash Deep Biography:

Akash Deep is an Indian Cricketer having all rounder talent and is associated with the Bengal Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore Team in the Indian Premiere League.

Akash Deep Biography
Akash Deep with his Indian Test Cricket Debut Cap: Photo taken from Instagram

Akash Deep took 3 wickets on his International Test Debut in 2024 for India against England and paved the way for the Indian team with his successful Debut.

Akash Deep Bio-data:

Akash Deep Singh
Date of BirthDecember 15, 1996
BirthplaceBaddi Sasaram, Bihar, India
FatherLate Ramji Singh
MotherLadduma Devi
Acting RoleBowling All Rounder
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling StyleRight Arm Fast bowling
Domestic TeamsBengal (2019 – current)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022 – current)
International Test DebutFebruary 23, 2024 for India against England
List A DebutSeptember 24, 2019 for Bengal in 2019-2020 Vijay Hazare Trophy
First Class DebutDecember 25, 2019 for Bengal in 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy
IPL DebutAugust 2021 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021
T20 DebutMarch 9,2019 for Bengal in 2018-2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
MatchesFirst Class: 30
List A: 28
T20: 41
Runs ScoredFirst Class: 423
List A: 140
T20: 76
Balls BowledFirst Class: 4850
List A: 1280
T20: 873
Wickets TakenFirst Class: 104
List A: 42
T20: 48
Batting AverageFirst Class: 12.08
List A: 12.72
T20: 10.85
Strike RateFirst Class: 77.90
List A: 116.66
T20: 146.15
Balling AverageFirst Class: 23.58
List A: 24.50
T20: 22.81
Height6 Feet 1 Inch (185 cm)
Marital StatusUnmarried
ReligionHindu

Akash Deep Early Life:

Akash Deep belongs to Sasaram in Bihar. Akash decided to become a cricketer after watching India’s victory in the T20 World Cup in 2007. But, he was opposed by his family and neighbors for this choice of his. His father advised him to appear for the Bihar police constable’s exams or for a Government’s staff job. But, Akash eventually followed his ambition and started his career as a batsman, and by 2015 became a medium-fast bowler.

Akash Deep Biography
Akash Deep at the CAB award ceremony: Photo taken from Instagram

Akash Deep started playing professional cricket and in 2016 represented the United Club in the CAB First Division league in 2010 and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. Akash found support of his Uncle and a close friend in Durgapur regarding his passion for Cricket. Eventually, Akash Deep started playing tennis-ball matches and earned Rs 600 daily and Rs 20,000 monthly. Akash Deep also worked for the India’s Vision 2020 program and furthermore got selected for the Bengal U-23 cricket team.

Unfortunately, Akash Deep had to pause his career for 3 years after a tragedy in his family. His father had a stroke, and his older brother passed away after 2 months. Akash became the sole earner for his family and took care of them. Akash Deep returned to Durgapur after 3 years and moved to Kolkata, rented a small room and lived with his cousin, once again following his passion for cricket.

Akash Deep Family:

Akash Deep’s father Ramji Singh was a government school teacher in Sasaram, who died of a heart attack in 2015. His mother’s name is Ladduma Devi.

He had an older brother who passed away in the 2 months after his father’s demise. This tragedy left Akash as the sole earner in the family which then comprised of his mother as well as two sisters. One of Akash’s older Sister currently resides in Delhi.

Akash Deep Career:

Domestic Career: Akash Deep got into the limelight first on March 9, 2019 when he made his Twenty20 debut for Bengal against Maharashtra in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Akash took 2 wickets for 21 runs in four overs in the match. Additionally Akash Deep has played 41 T20 domestic matches so far.

Akash Deep made his List A debut on September 24, 2019 for Bengal against Gujarat in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Akash took 2 wickets at an economy rate of 4.90 in the match. Additionally, he has played 28 List A matches so far in his career.

Akash made his First-class debut on December 25, 2019 for Bengal in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy against Andhra Pradesh. Akash took three wickets in the match. Additionally, he has taken more than 100 wickets in the 30 first class matches played by him yet.

Akash had also taken 11 wickets, in 2 tour matches for India A against England Lions before he was called up for Test cricket. Before his IPL debut, Akash Deep was a Net bowler for the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL squad.

Akash Deep IPL Career:

On 30 August 2021, Akash Deep was included in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the Indian Premiere League second phase on August 30, 2021 held in the UAE.

Akash Deep was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakh in the IPL auction 2022.

Akash Deep made his IPL debut on March 27, 2022 for RCB against Punjab Kings and successfully took the wicket of Liam Livingstone as his first IPL wicket. Akash played five matches and took 5 wickets at an economy rate of 10.88.

RCB retained him for IPL 2023 where he played 2 matches and took 1 wicket. The Royal Challengers Bangalore has retained Akash Deep for Indian Premiere League 2024 as well for an auction price of Rs 20 Lakhs.

Akash Deep International Cricket:

Akash Deep was selected in the Indian Squad for the 2022 Asian Games as a replacement for Shivam Mavi who had been injured. Subsequently, Akash got selected for India’s ODI squad for the series against South Africa, but didn’t get any chances to play.

Akash Deep made his International Debut on February 23, 2024 where he showed his skills. He played for India in the 4th test match of the series against England. Akash took three important wickets of England for 70 runs in his turn. Akash Deep took the wickets of Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope successively and thus breaking England’s top batting order.

Akash Deep Interesting Facts:

Akash Deep is a fitness enthusiast and carries out various fitness activities and regularly visits the gym to stay in shape and maintain his body.

Akash Deep is also actively involved in social media on Instagram. Mostly his posts focus on personal achievements and photos of his travels and festival celebrations.

Akash Deep interesting facts
Akash Deep (Left) with the Z R Irani Trophy: Photo taken from Instagram

Akash Deep’s Car collection consists of a BMW X3 worth Rs 60 Lakhs and a Toyota Fortuner worth Rs 35 Lakhs.

Akash Deep Net Worth, Salary:

Net Worth: Akash Deep’s Net Worth is around 55 Lakh Rupees with cricket as his main source of income. He also earns through brand endorsement of Yeezy Sneakers.

IPL Salary: Akash Deep was bought at the 2024 IPL Mini Auction held at Dubai by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Auction Price of 20 Lakh Rupees.

Achievements: Akash Deep is the first player to play for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy all in the same year. Akash Deep was a member of the Indian team for the Asian Games held in China in 2023. The team won a Gold Medal.

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