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Dhawal Kulkarni biography

A very well-known and genuine swing bowler,  who clocks down an average speed in the mid 130s, Dhawal Kulkarni’s name has frequently come up in the Mumbai cricketing area, ever. Since he landed up in the U17 Vijay Hazare competition in 2005-2006. Over the years this bowler has been regularly in list of India’s pace bowling list although mostly on the bench. Dhawal has featured in the white-ball cricket for the country but to be fair, he didn’t really let his side down during those stints, producing fairly good numbers, but however, there is something that he relies too much on the movement of the pitch and as a result, it seems benign on tracks that are willing.

Dhawal Kulkarni biography IPL career net worth
Dhawal Kulkarni biography IPL career net worth


 Early life : 

He is considered as one of the most popular players who, established himself through IPL, Dhawal Kulkarni, will be looking out to re-establish himself once again on a larger scale. Kulkarni has been constantly performing for Mumbai in the domestic arena but he hasn’t been able to deliver any over the edge of performance for quite a while, with him all set to be on Rajasthan’ strike bowler alongside JOFRA ARCHER this season, he will trying out so hard to back in the reckoning and help the royals record a successful campaign. 



Dhawal Kulkarni was drafted into the Indian test squad touring New Zealand back in 2009. He, however, didn’t feature in any of the games and had to wait for five long years to get his breakthrough. His moment comes shining in 2012-13 where he guided Mumbai to their 40’th Ranji Title on the back of some excellent performances. 

The debut of Ranji season was a dream that came true phase for Dhawal has become the most successful bowler of the season and since then, he has never looked back, The Mumbai side has looked up to him for the breakthroughs and he has rarely disappointed. In the year 2012-13, Dhawal once again rose up among the top wicket-takers as Mumbai stormed their way to a whopping 40 Ranji Title. All these exploits continued to strengthen his name as one of the most reliable pacers going around in the domestic circuit. 

Dhawal continues to make all the right noises and that has meant that he has always remained in the minds of the national selectors. With the very well India’s pace bowling stocks rising considerably in recent years, Dhawal will have to keep the very good work to be in the race. 

He has an international debut, ODi in 2014 where he played against England. His T20 debut was on 20 June that was in 2016, he played against Zimbabwe. IPL’s debut year was in 2008. He has a jersey number #91. He has played for Mumbai, Rajasthan royals, Gujarat lions. His coach name is chandrakant Pandit. 

Dhawal Kulkarni IPL career : 

He is a productive swing bowler, who naturally relishes the new ball, Dhawal Kulkarni has been an unsung performer in the IPL in the very early years, he played For his native franchise Mumbai Indians before moving to royals until the latters’ suspension in 2015 then saw him moving to Gujarat Lions for two years, at the auctions in 2018, RR ensured that they got the Mumbai pacer back in the ranks. In years, Dhawal has never really featured throughout an IPL season, and often finding himself in and out of the side. On the pitches that drier and slower, mostly made Way for the quicker bowlers or an alternate spinner, given his dependence on swing and seam movement. He hasn’t been great at the death either, he hasn’t been great at the death either, which is another flaw that’s hurt Dhawal in the IPL. However, considering the wealth of experience that he has at the domestic level, he is good singing to have in the squad to mix with younger boys. 


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 Some facts : 

Dhawal Kulkarni first came into some limelight, when he represented Mumbai as a part of the U-17 team in the Vijay Merchant trophy. And very impressed by his performance, the selectors then called him up to the Under 19 national side. And thus, he made his under 19 debuts in a series against Sri Lanka in 2007. 


He has a fantastic performance in Sri Lanka he earned a place in the Mumbai Ranji squad. In his very first Ranji, he banged on with taking over 42 wickets and was the most successful bowler of the tournament. 


Knowing his consistent performances in the IPL, he was selected For the Indian test team for the away series against New Zealand in 2009. 

But however, he wasn’t picked up in the playing xi of any of the 3 matches. He Hasn’t played his test match yet. 

At the IPL, Kulkarni spent 6 years with the Mumbai Indians before he moved to Rajasthan Royals in 2014. In. 2016 was picked up by Gujarat lions. 


Physical appearance: 

Eye color: Black 

Hair color: Black 

Height : 175 cm 

Body color: fair 

Weight: 68 kg 

Wife name Shardha kharpude 
Father nameSunil Kulkarni
Mother namePramila Kulkarni
Sister name Dhanshree Kulkarni
Net worth75 lakh ( ipl fees) 
Favorite cricketerSachin 
Favorite groundsWankhede 
Favorite destinationFrance
Favorite actor Shah Rukh khan
Favorite actressKareena Kapoor


He is a right-handed, right-arm medium-fast bowler, his famous shots are straight drive. He was born on 10 December 1988, in chunabhatti , Mumbai Maharashtra, India. He got married in 2016. He is an Indian, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, his religion is Hinduism. He’s one of the hobbies is Traveling.  


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