Hailing from a humble background in Bihar, Akash Deep moved to Durgapur, a city in West Bengal in 2010 to discover a job. Nevertheless, with help from his uncle, Akash Deep enrolled in an area academy the place he quickly grabbed consideration.
The teen was met with back-to-back tragedies and needed to spend a while away from the sport. He returned to cricket three years later and moved to Kolkata the place he was noticed by former cricketer Ranadeb Bose.
He was fast-tracked to the Bengal aspect, a transfer that paid dividends instantly. Akash Deep was one of many chief architects as Bengal reached the finals of the Ranji Trophy in 2019 earlier than dropping to Saurashtra.
A few seasons later, Akash Deep finds himself within the combine for among the cricketing behemoths after being named as Washington Sundar’s substitute for the rest of IPL 2021 within the UAE.
Saying the information in a press launch, RCB stated:
“Akash Deep, a state cricketer from Bengal and internet bowler with the franchise has been named as substitute. The transfer reiterates the main focus RCB has on grooming and nurturing younger gamers because the workforce continues to develop distinctive skills and create a pathway for younger skills to search out their approach into IPL and Indian Cricket.”
Because the 24-year-old Akash Deep takes a large leap in his cricketing journey, let’s check out three unknown details concerning the pace-bowling all-rounder.
#1. A chat with Mohammed Shami turned issues round for Akash Deep early in his profession
Akash Deep lacked route and was wayward when he first landed in Kolkata to make a profession in cricket. Nevertheless, a fast chat with Group India quick bowler Mohammed Shami, who was in Kolkata throughout that point, gave the teen the required perspective. It fully modified his profession.
Chatting with ESPNCricinfo, the all-rounder revealed:
“He spoke to me about his points with health, what he did to enhance, how he got here again from accidents. That chat gave me a perspective,” Akash Deep says. “I used to bowl mid-130s, however after following his recommendation, I labored on my health and I realised slowly I might bowl lengthy spells with out being drained,” he added.
Since his T20 debut in 2019, Akash Deep has scalped 21 wickets at 16.35 with the very best figures of 4/35 towards Hyderabad earlier this 12 months within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was additionally the second-highest wicket-taker for his state with seven wickets from 5 matches in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
#2. An in a position batsman within the lower-order
Apart from his sturdy status as a bowler, Akash Deep could be very helpful with the bat within the lower-order. He can bat in keeping with the state of affairs and in addition has the power to play the lengthy deal with.
The cricketer, who hails from Bihar, has a half-century within the U-23 home event for Bengal whereas he has the very best rating of 44 in home cricket towards a potent Karnataka bowling assault.
#3 Akash Deep was a internet bowler for RCB in IPL 2021
Akash Deep, who completed with 35 wickets within the 2019 Ranji Trophy, was one of many internet bowlers from Royal Challengers Bangalore for the primary half of IPL 2021.
He has beforehand been a internet bowler for the Rajasthan Royals throughout IPL 2020 within the UAE and has additionally bowled within the Kolkata Knight Riders’ nets at Eden Gardens.
He’ll look to make use of his expertise of bowling towards among the greatest within the enterprise on the nets if a possibility comes his approach within the UAE leg of IPL 2021.