Akash Deep (Cricketer) Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Akash Deep is an Indian cricketer who has played for Bengal in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL.

Wiki/Biography

Akash Deep was born on Sunday, 15 December 1996 (age 27 years; as of 2023) in Dehri, Sasaram, Bihar, India. Their zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He studied in the local school of his village. He was interested in cricket since his childhood and used to play with other boys in his neighbourhood; However, he never dreamed of becoming a cricketer, that too a fast bowler.

Akash Deep in his early teens

Akash Deep in his early teens

After watching India defeat Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007, he decided to become a professional cricketer and later played for India.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 11″

Weight (Approx): 75 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Body Measurements (Approx): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″

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Family

He is from a middle class family.

parents and siblings

His father, Ramji Singh, a school teacher, suffered a paralytic attack in 2010 and died in 2015 after suffering a stroke.

A photo of Akash Deep's father

A photo of Akash Deep’s father

His mother’s name is Ladduma Devi. Six months later in 2015, his elder brother also died due to the disease. He has an elder sister who lives in Delhi.

Akash Deep with his mother and sister

Akash Deep with his mother and sister

Akash Deep with his sister

Akash Deep with his sister

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wife and children

He is unmarried and has no children.

relationships/affairs

he is single.

Religion

He follows Hindu religion.

Sky lamp during darshan of Tirupati Balaji temple

Sky lamp during darshan of Tirupati Balaji temple

livelihood

domestic

In 2010, he went to Durgapur, West Bengal to train at a cricket academy; However, due to some family problems he returned home. In 2012, he played a few games in Kolkata when he came to the city for his father’s treatment.

Akash Deep holding the trophy after winning the tournament

Akash Deep holding the trophy after winning the tournament

He was a batsman at that time; However, he decided to become a bowler and by 2015, he had become a fast bowler. In 2016, he moved to Delhi where he lived with his elder sister before moving to Kolkata on the invitation of a friend. He was later selected to play for United Club and Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.

Akash Deep is playing for a club in Kolkata

Akash Deep is playing for a club in Kolkata

He lived in a 12 x 12 room with four people for a few years before making his debut for Bengal in the domestic tournament. When he was playing for the Bengal Under-23 team, he took training from Saurasish Lahiri. He made his debut for Bengal in all formats of the game in 2019 and made a name for himself. He represents the Rest of India team in domestic BCCI tournaments.

Akash Deep (left) was handed the cap on debut for Bengal

Akash Deep (left) was handed the cap on debut for Bengal

international

India A

Akash Deep will play for India A in 2023.

Akash Deep in India A jersey

Akash Deep in India A jersey

ODI

He was selected for the Indian ODI team to tour South Africa in December 2023.

t20

Akash Deep was selected in the Indian team for the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou, India, which won the gold medal.

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league

Indian Premier League (IPL)

Akash Deep was selected in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for the second phase of the 2021 IPL season held in the UAE. He was later acquired by RCB for Rs 20 lakh during the auction for the 2022 IPL season.

Akash Deep with Chris Gayle (left) during the IPL season

Akash Deep with Chris Gayle (left) during the IPL season

He played his first IPL match on 27 March 2022 against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and took 1 wicket for 38 runs. He later said that he considers Virat Kohli and Josh Hazlewood as his idols and has learned a lot from them.

Akash Deep (right) with Virat Kohli

Akash Deep (right) with Virat Kohli

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Jersey number

Akash Deep wears the number 11 jersey for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL.

Akash Deep's jersey number 11 for RCB

Akash Deep’s jersey number 11 for RCB

bike collection

He has a Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike.

Akash Deep with his Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike

Akash Deep with his Royal Enfield Classic 350 bike

car collection

He has a Tata Punch car.

Akash Deep with his Tata Punch car

Akash Deep with his Tata Punch car

Facts/General Knowledge

  • His bowling style is right-arm fast medium, and his batting style is right-handed. His stock delivery is an inswinger. He mainly plays as a bowling all-rounder.
    Akash Deep bowling during the match

    Akash Deep bowling during the match

  • During his days in the age-group teams in Kolkata, Akash Deep largely benefited from the Vision2020 programme, a program launched by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly in 2014 to groom teenage fast bowlers. Akash formed a lethal bowling pair with Mukesh Kumar, who was also selected in the same event.
    Akash Deep (left) with Sourav Ganguly

    Akash Deep (left) with Sourav Ganguly

  • Akash Deep initially joined Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) in 2021 as a net bowler; However, during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, he had to leave the season midway as his elder aunt and sister-in-law passed away due to COVID-19. His mother also tested positive; However, they took care of him and nursed him back to health.
  • In an interview, he said that before receiving the IPL cap from Virat Kohli, his best cricket memory was MS Dhoni’s iconic six in the 2011 World Cup final.
    Akash Deep (right) with MS Dhoni

    Akash Deep (right) with MS Dhoni

  • He regularly conducts camps at the AB Cricket Academy in his village in Sasaram, Bihar. He wrote on his Instagram account that he is proud that both boys and girls are learning cricket at the academy and participating in the camp.
    Akash Deep during a camp at AB Training Academy

    Akash Deep during a camp at AB Training Academy

  • When Akash Deep was playing club cricket in Kolkata, he was not sure about his future in cricket. He once met Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who inspired him to work on his mindset and fitness to move forward in his career.
    Akash Deep (right) with Mohammed Shami

    Akash Deep (right) with Mohammed Shami

  • He often works out in the gym to maintain his fitness.
    Akash Deep during gym session

    Akash Deep during gym session

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