Nehal Wadhera is an Indian cricketer who is known for his aggressive batting and he is a Left Handed Batsman. He has attracted everyone towards him because of his brilliant batting in domestic cricket. Nehal Wadhera is a former member of the India Under-19 cricket team and plays domestic cricket for Punjab. In January this year, he made his Ranji debut for Punjab against Gujarat. Although Nehal Wadhera has not yet got a chance to play in international cricket.
In the IPL of the year 2023, the Mumbai Indians team has included Nehal Wadhera in their team at the base price of twenty lakh rupees. Nehal Wadhera of Punjab created panic in his debut match of IPL. This young batsman won a lot of accolades by hitting two consecutive sixes off the balls of experienced spinner Karn Sharma. In his short innings, he showed that he is the superstar of the future. Nehal is the first Indian batsman to hit six longer than 100 meters in IPL 2023.
Birth & Early Life
Nehal Wadhera was born on 04 September 2000 in a Hindu middle-class family in Ludhiana, Punjab. Nehal’s father’s name is Kamal Wadhera, and he is the owner of an online learning platform that gives a wide range of courses and exam preparation material for multiple competitive exams named TCY Learning Solutions. And mother’s name is Gurpreet Wadhera.
He also has a sister named Rhythm Wadhera, who is elder than him. Seeing Nehal’s love for cricket, his parents got him admitted to the Jalandhar District Cricket Academy at the age of just 8. Their coach Charanjit Bhangu gave him training. Thereafter he also trained under coach Harjinder Singh at the Ludhiana District Cricket Association Stadium.
Nehal Wadhera studied at the Sacred Heart Convent School in Sarbaha Nagar, Ludhiana till class 10th and joined BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School for class 11th and 12th. He did his graduation from Satish Chandra Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Nehal Wadhera Bio
|Real Name||Nehal Wadhera|
|Famous For||578 runs in an inning against Bathinda Under-23|
|Bowling Style||Right arm legbreak|
|Playing Role||Top Order Batter|
|Domestic/State Team||• Under-16 Punjab|
• Under-19 Punjab
• Under-19 India
• Under-19 India A
• Under-19 India Green
• Ludhiana Under-23
• Mumbai Indians (MI)
|Coach/Mentor||• Charanjit Bhangu|
• Harjinder Singh
|Date of Birth (DOB)||4 September 2000 (Monday)|
|Age (As of 2023)||23 Years|
|Birthplace||Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Listening To Music|
|School||Sacred Heart Convent School In Sarbaha Nagar, Ludhiana Till Class 10th|
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School For Class 11th and 12th
|College/University||Satish Chandra Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, Punjab|
|Height (approx.)||175 (in centimeters)|
1.75 (in meters)
5′ 9″ (in feet & inches)
|Weight (approx.)||70 (in kilograms)|
154 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements (approx.)||Chest- 40 Inches|
Wasit- 32 Inches
Biceps- 13 Inches
Family & Girlfriend
|Father||Kamal Wadhera (Industrialist)|
|Mother||Gurpreet Wadhera (Housewife)|
|Sister||Rhythm Wadhera (Elder)|
|Salary/Income (approx.)||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$50K (As of 2023)|
Social Media Info
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He started playing cricket with the Punjab Under-16 team in the year 2015-16. Later, he played in the Vijay Merchant Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy with the Punjab Under-19 team. He showcased his talent in the 2018 U-19 Coochbehar Trophy by scoring six half-centuries. He made his debut for the India under-19 cricket team against Sri Lanka on 17 July 2018 in which he scored 82 runs. Thereafter, he also played for India Under-19A and India Under-19 Green teams.
In the 2022 Punjab State Inter-District Tournament, he stunned everyone by scoring an astonishing 578 against Bathinda Under-23s. Where Nehal scored 578 runs in just 414 balls with 37 sixes and 42 fours. After this, he was given a cash reward of Rs 51,000.
He made his Ranji debut for Punjab against Gujarat on 3 January 2023 scoring his maiden century of 123. He scored his first double-century in the 2022-23 Ranji season by scoring 214 runs against Madhya Pradesh.
Wadhera was bought by Mumbai Indians in the December 2022 auction at his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. He played his first IPL match on 2 April 2023 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in which he scored 21 runs in 13 balls. Nehal became the first Indian batsman to hit a 100m long six in IPL 2023. On the third ball of the 14th over, he sent Karn Sharma’s ball in the direction of mid-wicket for a six. The ball fell on the roof of the stadium 101 meters away.
He proved to be useful for Mumbai Indians on many occasions, whenever the team got into trouble, he played quick and useful innings for the team. She scored 40 runs in 21 balls against Gujarat Titans when Mumbai Indians were 5 for 59 and again when Mumbai Indians were 14 for 3 she bowled well and against Chennai Super, she Scored his first T20 half-century.
Nehal scored sixty-four runs in fifty-one balls. On 19 May 2023, played an unbeaten inning of 34 balls and 52 runs against RCB and played an important role in helping the team win and hit three sixes and four fours in this innings.
Some Interesting Facts About Nehal Wadhera
- He used to play a lot of cricket since his school days, seeing all this his family supported him a lot to play cricket, his father used to take him to a cricket academy every day for cricket practice.
- He was included in Punjab’s squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but did not play a single match in the entire tournament.
- Nehal Wadhera has not yet got a chance to play in international cricket, but in the year 2023, the Mumbai Indians team has included Nehal Wadhera in their team at a base price of twenty lakh rupees.
- Nehal Wadhera has also scored the fastest 200, fastest 300, fastest 400, and fastest 500 runs. Although this is not first-class cricket, it is still a great achievement.
- Nehal Wadhera is a big fan of Yuvraj Singh and considers him as his role model. He has seen every match of Yuvraj Singh and inspired by his batting, Nehal has learned to play fast in the match.