Digvijay Deshmukh is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who plays for Maharashtra cricket team. He represents Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Digvijay Deshmukh was born on Sunday, 12 April 1998 (age 22 years; as in 2020) in Ambajogai, Beed district in Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Aries. His family moved to Mumbai so as to provide better cricket training facilities to Digvijay and admitted him to MIG Cricket Club Academy in Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
His father works as a teacher in a school, while his mother, Shobha Deshmukh, is a homemaker. He also has an elder sister, Darshana Deshmukh.
Digvijay Singh started off his career as an all-rounder and played his first T20 match on 12 November 2019 for Maharashtra in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20. He played 7 matches that season and gave an all-round performance, bagging 9 wickets and scoring 256 runs.
On 17 December 2018, he played his maiden Ranji Trophy match for Maharashtra against Jammu & Kashmir. In that match, he took 6 wickets and scored 61 runs. He witnessed a steep rise in his career the same year in December 2019, when he was bought by Mumbai Indians for 20 lakh INR to play in IPL 2020.
A Stint as an Actor
Apart from being a professional cricketer, Deshmukh had also once tried his hand at acting. He appeared in the Bollywood film Kai Po Che (2013), wherein he played the role of the child cricketer, “Ali Hashmi”. Deshmukh played the role of a gifted child cricketer who was coached by Sushant Singh’s character in the film.
Back then, Deshmukh was just 15-years-old and had promised Sushant Singh that he won’t meet him until he becomes a decent level cricketer. However, he regretted his decision after the actor was found dead in his house in suspicious circumstances in June 2020. Taking about it, he said,
He was passionate about cricket. On the last day of the shoot, I had promised him I’d not meet him till I became a decent level cricketer. This year, when I got selected to play for Mumbai Indians, I decided to meet him, but then the lockdown happened and now he is no more. I wish the lockdown wouldn’t have been there, at least then I would have been able to fulfil the promise I made to him. I failed to do so. I wanted to keep the promise. I regret it.”