Bhuvneshwar Kumar (born 5 February 1990) is an Indian international cricketer. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Kumar is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who swings the ball both ways efficiently, especially adept at creating late swing, and a useful lower order right-handed batsman. His talent was first noticed in a T20 match against Pakistan, where he successfully took a three-wicket haul. In the ODI series that followed, he bowled a magic delivery to Mohammad Hafeez – cleaning up his stumps and thus ensuring his place in the Indian squad for the rest of the series. He later proved to be a match winner for India.
Bhuvi was born in Western UP on 5 February 1990 to Kiran Pal Singh and Indresh in Meerut. His father was an ASP with the Uttar Pradesh Police and his mother, a homemaker. He belongs to village Luharli near Gulaothi in Bulandshahr. It was his sister Rekha Adhana, who encouraged him to play cricket and took him to his first coaching centre when he was 13.