Harshal Patel Biography, Early life, Birthplace, Family, Cricket Career, USA Citizenship, Indian Cricketer, Net Worth
For every Indian, cricket is not only a sports genre but holds a high emotional value. Cricket is a part of our life and for the young generation of the country, Cricketers are the inspirations for them and no lesser than a superstar to them.
The main criteria for performing well for a cricket team is a balanced combination of excellent batters and superb bowlers. And our team India is blessed enough to have some finest bowlers along with a bunch of batters.
Harshal Patel is one of these bowlers and an all-rounder too who started his career playing domestic cricket for Gujarat team and through his excellent batting and finest delivery of balls made his way to IPL and International cricket team as a bowler.
Let’s witness the journey of Harshal Patel so far and how his early life had been…
Harshal Patel Biography
Harshal Patel Early life
Harshal’s full name is Harshal Vikram Patel. He was born in Sanand of Gujarat, India on 23rd November 1990. Harshal’s father’s name is Vikram Patel and Darshana Patel is his mother.
He has a brother also, named Tapan Patel. His father works with Prime flight Aviation and his mother is a worker of Dunkin Donuts.
From his childhood, he grew an immense interest in crickets and aspired to be a cricketer in the future. But in 2005, his parents decided to move to the USA along with their boys.
His brother then supported him to stay in India for his Cricket matches and he stayed back. He is officially a USA citizen and holds a Green card. His hometown is in Linden, New Jersey, USA.
Patel’s debut match for Gujarat domestic team was in 2009-10 where he performed with excellence that made his brother think of staying back in India for his future matches.
Then he got the chance to be a part of the under 19 World cup team in 2010 in New Zealand. There he got the chance to take an entry to IPL with two other players for the team Mumbai Indians.
Next year he got rejected in the Gujarat team and decided to focus on only domestic cricket for some time.
In the year 2011-12, he made a splendid record in Ranji Trophy with eight boundaries in the semi-finals and quarter-finals of the match along with Rajasthan and the team of Karnataka.
After focusing on Domestic Cricket for some time, finally, in the year 2012, he signed the contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
After that in 2018, he was bought by Delhi Capitals in the IPL auction. In 2021 just before the 14th season on IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore took him and he debuted in his first IPL match on 9th April 2021 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and got succeeded to take 5 wickets against defending champions team Mumbai Indians.
Patel’s 5 wicket haul in the IPL season became the third-best bowling figure and he became the first-ever player who took 5 wickets of Mumbai Indians.
In the same season, he became the third bowler who made a hattrick for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore by taking wickets of Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and Kieron Pollard.
By the end of 2021 IPL, he became the highest wicket-taker who took 32 wickets in a single season.
In 2021 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, this right arm medium bowler got selected for the Indian team.
Harshal also got an entry to the squad of T20 International for their series against New Zealand and made his international debut for India against New Zealand by taking 2 wickets and a total of taking 4 wickets in the series made him the Player of the match.
Some interesting facts about Harshal Patel
- Harshal joined the Aggressive Cricket club in 2008 and played a match in the cricket league of New Jersey.
- This youngster is still unmarried and there is no rumor about his relationship with anyone.
- Patel’s net worth is $5 million.
We wish this youngster a bunch of success on his future journey!