Yash Thakur Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Yash Thakur is an Indian cricketer. In December 2022, the Lucknow Super Giants signed him ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League.

Wiki/Biography

Yash Ravi Singh Thakur was born on Monday, 28 December 1998 (age 24 years, as of 2022) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India, whereas some sources said he was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The cricketer did his schooling at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. In 2011, he joined the Pravin Hinganikar Cricket Academy (PHCA) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Yash started as a wicketkeeper batter, and later, he got interested in bowling and started training as a fast bowler at the PHCA academy under the guidance of Pravin Hinganikar and Nitin Kanhere.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Yash Thakur (cricketer)

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name was Ravi Thakur. He was a businessman. His mother’s name was Kajal Thakur. His sister’s name was Shweta Thakur. She was a law student.

Yash Thakur's father

Yash Thakur’s father

Yash Thakur with Kajal Thakur

Yash Thakur with Kajal Thakur

Yash Thakur with his sister

Yash Thakur with his sister

Wife

He is not married.

Relationships/Affairs

Not known

Religion

He follows Hinduism.

Cricket

Domestic

Yash Thakur has represented Chhattisgarh Under-16, Chhattisgarh Under-19, India Under-19, and the Vidarbha team at the domestic level. In 2013, he was named to the Chhattisgarh Under-16 team for the 2013-2014 season of the Vijay Merchant Trophy; in the opening match on 1 December 2013, he scored 26 runs against Rajasthan Under-16. Later, he scored three runs from two innings in his last appearance in the 2013-2014 season of the Vijay Merchant Trophy against Madhya Pradesh Under-16. In 2015, Yash was part of the Chhattisgarh Under-16 team, which participated in the 2015-2016 season of the Cooch Behar Trophy. On 5 November 2015, in the first innings against the Himachal Pradesh Under-19, Thakur was dismissed on duck, and he scored one run in the second innings. The cricketer scored eight runs in the first innings against Maharashtra Under-19 on 14 November 2015 and scored 73 runs (not out) from 161 balls in the next innings.

Yash Thakur with Umesh Yadav

Yash Thakur with Umesh Yadav

On 5 December 2015, Yash scored one run in the first innings against Rajasthan Under-19. In the second innings, he scored 99 runs from 174 balls. The cricketer played six matches in the Cooch Behar Trophy between 5 November 2015 and 19 December 2015; he scored 240 runs with an average of 26.66. In 2016, Thakur was named to the Chhattisgarh Under-19 team for the 2016-2017 season of the Late Shri JY Lele All India Under-19 One Day Invitation Tournament. In September 2016, the cricketer was part of the Chhattisgarh Under-19 team for the 2016-2017 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Inter-State Tournament. Yash scored 47 runs from 82 balls against Uttar Pradesh Under-19 on 7 October 2016. Thakur was named to the Chhattisgarh Under-19 team for the 2016-2017 season of the Cooch Behar Trophy in October 2016. On 14 November 2016, he scored 42 runs and took one catch from two innings against Baroda Under-19. Three days later, on 12 December 2016, Yash scored 141 runs from 352 balls in the first innings against Vidarbha Under-19; however, in the second innings, he was dismissed on duck.

Yash Thakur and his teammates with the Cooch Behar Trophy

Yash Thakur (left) and his teammates with the Cooch Behar Trophy

The cricketer scored 263 runs with an average of 32.87 from five matches for Chhattisgarh Under-19 between 14 November 2016 and 19 December 2016 in the Cooch Behar Trophy. Following his stellar performances with the Chhattisgarh Under-19 team, Thakur was named to the India Under-19 team for the 2016-2017 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-19s Asia Cup in November 2016. He debuted for the India Under-19 team in the ODI format on 15 December 2016 against Malaysia Under-19; he took two wickets from five overs at an economy of 3.80. Later, in the semi-final match against Afghanistan Under-19, Yash took two wickets. On 23 December 2016, in the final against Sri Lanka Under-19, the cricketer took one wicket and dismissed PAKP Jayawickrama through a run-out. Thakur did not bat in any matches of the tournament. Later, Yash was part of the India Under-19 team for the England Under-19 team tour of India in 2017.

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Yash Thakur and Rahul Dravid with the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup

Yash Thakur and Rahul Dravid with the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup

He scored 14 runs and bowled eight overs against the England Under-19 team on 30 January 2017. On 8 February 2017, Thakur took one wicket from eight overs at an economy of 5.62 and scored 30 runs from 52 balls against England Under- 19. In 2017, he was named to the Vidarbha team for the 2016-2017 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. On 25 February 2017, he made his List-A debut for Vidarbha against Punjab; he scored one run and bowled 5.1 overs at an economy of 7.74. Thakur registered his best bowling figures of the season on 26 February 2017 against Baroda when he took a three-wicket haul from 8.4 overs at an economy of 7.38. The cricketer took five wickets at an economy of 5.84 and scored two runs from six matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy between 25 February 2017 and 6 March 2017. In July 2017, he was part of the India Under-19 team tour of England; this was Yash’s maiden tour of England with the India Under-19 team. He was named to the playing eleven in the opening ODI match of the series on 7 August 2017; he took one catch and bowled nine overs at an economy of 5.67.

Yash Thakur celebrating the fall of a wicket

A photograph of Yash Thakur celebrating the fall of a wicket

On 16 August 2017, Thakur took one wicket and was dismissed on a duck; this was his final match in the youth ODI format. Later, Yash was named to the Vidarbha team for the 2017-2018 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. On 5 February 2018, the cricketer took two wickets from ten overs at an economy of 4.50 against Jharkhand; he took two catches in the match. One day later, he replicated his scintillating form and took two wickets at an economy of 4.95 against Jammu and Kashmir. He played four matches between 5 February 2018 and 14 February 2018 in the 2017-2018 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and took five wickets at an economy of 4.30 and scored one run. The cricketer was part of the Vidarbha team for the 2018-2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yash took four wickets at an economy of 4.36 from three matches in the tournament between 30 September 2018 and 6 October 2018; however, he did not score any runs. In November 2018, he was named to the Vidarbha team ahead of the 2018-2019 season of the Ranji Trophy.

A photograph of Yash Thakur playing in the Ranji Trophy

A photograph of Yash Thakur playing in the Ranji Trophy

Yash made his first-class debut and Ranji Trophy debut against Chhattisgarh on 28 November 2018 and took his maiden wicket in the competition. Yash completed a four-wicket haul against Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy on 7 January 2019. On 25 February 2018, the cricketer took a four-wicket haul in eight overs against Kerala by giving 28 runs. Later, Vidarbha defeated Saurashtra in the final by 78 runs and lifted the trophy. Following their triumph in the Ranji Trophy, Vidarbha qualified for the 2018-2019 Irani Cup. In February 2019, Thakur was part of the Vidarbha team, which participated in the Irani Cup. Yash took one wicket from 17 overs in the first innings and scored ten runs. Vidarbha won the Cup after their victory in the first innings. In February 2019, the cricketer was named to the Vidarbha team for the 2018-2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. His T20 debut was on 21 February 2019 against Himachal Pradesh; he took two wickets from four overs at an economy of 8.00. Yash took ten wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at an economy of 6.82 from nine matches between 21 February 2019 and 12 March 2019.

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Yash Thakur with the Ranji Trophy

A photograph of Yash Thakur with the Ranji Trophy

Later, Thakur was part of the Vidarbha team, which participated in the 2019-2020 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On 12 October 2019, Yash took a three-wicket haul against Orissa at an economy of 5.22. The cricketer played seven matches in the competition between 5 October 2019 and 15 October 2019; he took 12 wickets at an economy of 4.13. In November 2019, he was named to the Vidarbha team for the 2019-2020 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. On 11 November 2019, Thakur took a four-wicket haul from four overs at an economy of 1.25 against Manipur. Yash completed a three-wicket haul from four overs at an economy of 5.75 against Tamil Nadu on 17 November 2019. Thakur took 11 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at an economy of 5.13 from six matches between 8 November 2019 and 1 December 2019. Later, he was part of the Vidarbha team for the 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy. The cricketer took a four-wicket haul against Hyderabad by giving 55 runs in 25 overs on 12 February 2020; he bowled seven maiden overs in the match. Thakur scored 15 runs and took eight wickets with an average of 33.25 between 9 December 2019 and 12 February 2020 in the Ranji Trophy.

A photograph of Yash Thakur bowling for Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyA photograph of Yash Thakur bowling for Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

A photograph of Yash Thakur bowling for Vidarbha in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

In January 2021, the cricketer was named to the Vidarbha team, which participated in the 2020-2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Yash took a three-wicket haul at an economy of 6.25 against Madhya Pradesh on 15 January 2021. Thakur played five matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy between 11 January 2021 and 19 January 2021; he took eight wickets at an economy of 8.49 and scored 22 runs. Later, the cricketer was named to the Vidarbha team ahead of the 2021-2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Thakur took 11 wickets at an economy of 5.95 from seven matches in the competition between 4 November 2021 and 20 November 2021, but he did not bat in the tournament. In December 2021, Yash was part of the Vidarbha team for the 2021-2022 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Thakur registered his maiden five-wicket haul in the List-A cricket format when he took a five-wicket haul against Himachal Pradesh on 8 December 2021; he bowled nine overs in the match at an economy of 5.89. The cricketer completed a three-wicket haul at an economy of 7.40 from ten overs against Andhra on 9 December 2021. The cricketer took 18 wickets with an average of 20.00 and an economy of 5.72 from seven matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy between 8 December 2021 and 22 December 2021.

A photograph of Yash Thakur playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

A photograph of Yash Thakur playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

Yash was the leading wicket-taker in the 2021-2022 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In 2022, Thakur was named to the Vidarbha team for the 2022-2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the 2022-2023 Ranji Trophy, and the 2022-2023 Vijay Hazare Trophy. The cricketer took a four-wicket haul from four overs at an economy of 5.50 against Uttarakhand in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 18 October 2022. Yash took 15 wickets at an economy of 7.17 from ten matches in the competition between 11 October 2022 and 3 November 2022. On 12 November 2022, he bowled eight overs at an economy of 4.62 and scored two runs against Delhi in his only appearance of the 2022-2023 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yash registered his maiden five-wicket haul in the first-class cricket format with a five-wicket haul against Tripura in the first innings of the Ranji Trophy on 20 December 2022. The cricketer scored ten runs and took a wicket in the second innings; he helped Vidarbha seal the match against Tripura with a 220 runs victory. He scored 26 runs and took 17 wickets with an average of 20.23 from six matches in the Ranji Trophy between 13 December 2022 and 17 January 2023.

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Indian Premier League

The Lucknow Super Giants announced they signed the cricketer ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League in December 2022. Yash made his IPL debut on 3 April 2023 against the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai; Thakur bowled four overs at an economy of 9.00 and took one catch. On 7 April 2023, he was named to the playing eleven for the IPL league match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad; he bowled three overs at an economy of 7.67 and took his maiden IPL wicket.

Yash Thakur with Krunal Pandya during an IPL match

Yash Thakur with Krunal Pandya during an IPL match

The cricketer registered a four-wicket haul from 3.5 overs at an economy of 9.65 against the Punjab Kings on 28 April 2023. Later, Yash was named to the playing eleven against the Mumbai Indians and took two wickets from four overs. Thakur played for the Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator match against the Mumbai Indians on 24 May 2023 and took a three-wicket haul from four overs at an economy of 8.50. Thakur took 13 wickets with an average of 22.23 from nine matches in the IPL between 3 April 2023 and 24 May 2023, and he did not bat in any of the innings.

Salary

In December 2022, he was signed by the Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League for Rs. 45 Lakhs.

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Facts/Trivia

  • In an interview, he revealed that he preferred sports over studies. Later, when he finished his twelfth standard examinations, he reportedly took a two-year break from his studies to focus on his cricket career.
  • He started his cricket career as a wicketkeeper batter like his idol, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and played in a couple of junior cricket tournaments as a wicketkeeper; however, his first coach, Pravin Hinganikar, suggested the cricketer become a fast bowler. Later, while speaking about his journey as a cricketer, in an interview, Thakur pointed out that it was due to his coach’s guidance that he became a fast bowler and expressed his gratitude.
    Yash Thakur with MS Dhoni

    Yash Thakur with MS Dhoni

  • Yash was influenced by India’s victory in the 2011 Cricket World Cup and decided to become a professional cricketer.
  • In August 2017, he was injured during the India Under-19 tour of England. Later, he was omitted from the India Under-19 team for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand when he did not recover from his injury ahead of the squad selection.
    A photograph of Yash Thakur from an India Under-19 match

    A photograph of Yash Thakur from an India Under-19 match

  • Indian Premier League club Punjab Kings selected the cricketer as a net bowler in September 2020 ahead of the 2020 season of the IPL; Thakur trained with the team in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    Yash Thakur with the Punjab Kings players during the IPL training

    Yash Thakur with the Punjab Kings players during the IPL training

  • The talent management company, Major Mood Entertainment, managed the player in 2023.
  • Yash wore the #9 jersey number for the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2023 IPL season.

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