Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Test Debut NA
ODI Debut NA
T20 Debut NA
IPL Debut vs Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 14, 2020
- DC - Delhi
- Mumbai Cricket Association XI
- ARCS Andheri
- India A
- India Blue
Tushar Deshpande overview
Tushar Deshpande is an Indian cricketer who was born on 15th May 1995in Mumbai. He is a right-arm medium pacer and a left-hand batsman.
Tushar wanted to become a genuine fast bowler from young age. His dream was to bowl at 140 kmh. But what he did not know in his early days that he was flat flooted which could cost severe injury to leg, hip and back also. So he needed special drills and training along with corrective footwear to develop a normal arch. Deshpande was in 7th grade when he knew about his open trails at the Shibaji Park and his parents took him for the admission. Deshpande had lived in Kalyan that time, around 50 Kilometers from his academy. Every day, he had to go to school in the early morning, returning home in the afternoon and start for practice traveling via express train. If he had not been able to avail express train then he had to pick up crowded local trains, standing most of the days with heavy kit bag in front of the door for almost an hour. His parents realizing about the terrific pressure their son used to bear every day, moved to Mumbai so that Tushar would not have to feel any pressure while going to practice ground.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Tushar Deshpande, after having represented Mumbai in the under-14, under-16 and under-19 for Mumbai, received a call for senior team in 2016 to take part in Ranji Trophy. The speed-star scalped 21 wickets in 8 matches. All was going smooth. But 2017 turned out nightmarish for Tushar as he got severe injury on his ankle and had to undergo surgery that forced him out of the field for months. Then his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Tushar along with his father had to take care for his mother. During this period Tushar started the day with rehab and care for mother till night before beginning fitness training next day morning. But he got huge mental support from his family and Dale Styen’s videos used to motivate him. Then he was back on track in 2018, picking up 15 wickets in Vijaya Hazare Trophy to guide Mumbai to win the trophy for the first time in 12 years. In the same year, Tushar bagged 17 wickets in five matches in the Ranji Trophy. Tushar has played in 20 first-class matches so far and bagged 50 wickets including his bowling figure of 9 for 99 in a match. In the List ‘A’ cricket Tushar has claimed 26 wickets from his 25 matches including his best bowling figure of 5 for 23.
Tushar’s mother passed away in 2019. Keeping the grief in mind Tushar continued playing cricket. His consistent show in the domestic circuit steered him to get purchased by Delhi Capitals in the 2019 IPL auction. He had donned Delhi outfit shirts in 5 matches in 2020 IPL and managed 3 wickets. But Tushar Deshpande has been retained by the same franchise team Delhi Capitals at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs in the auction for the 2021 IPL.
Tushar Deshpande made his debut in Twenty20 domestic circuit in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in 2015 against Orissa. He has participated in 27 matches so far and claimed 36 wickets including his best figure of 4 for 19.
From flat-fleet to the IPL bowler, Tushar maintains the promise he made to his late mother.