Shivam Dube: The Indian All-Rounder Who Currently Plays For Chennai Super Kings

Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube is an Indian Cricketer who rose to fame as a T20 specialist in 2015. Shivam Dube has had a solid cricket career, highlighted by his stellar performances in the IPL and a Gold Medal during the 2022 Guangzhou Asian Games.

Here Are Some Fun Facts About Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube had a scintillating debut

He made his T20 debut in the year 2015-16 in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Baroda in Mumbai and was bought for Rs 5 crore in the 2019 IPL auction. The special success of his life was that he scored 1000 runs in 17 first class games. Aside from his exploits with the bat, Shivam Dube also took 40 wickets.

Shivan Dube was born and raised in Mumbai

Shivam Dube was born on 26 June 1993 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His primary education was at the Hansraj Morarji Public School, in Mumbai. After that, he completed his graduation from Rizvi College, Mumbai, and took cricket coaching from Chandrakant Pandit Cricket Academy, Andheri West, Mumbai.

Shivam Dube is married to a Muslim woman

Shivam Dube’s relationship with his girlfriend Anjum Khan had been the topic of numerous tabloids and grapevines. Eventually, Shivam Dube and Anjum Khan tied the nuptial knot on 16 July 2021. The wedding was carried out using Hindu and Muslim traditions in Mumbai.

Shivam Dube started playing cricket at a very young age

Shivam Dube started playing cricket at the age of just 6 years. His father enrolled him in “Chandrakant Pandit Cricket Academy, Andheri West, Mumbai” to take cricket coaching. Where he took training in cricket with his coach Satish Samant. When he was 14, he stopped playing cricket due to a financial crisis in his house.

Shivam Dube had to stop playing cricket

Shivam Dube’s father’s name is Rajesh Dube and his mother’s name is Madhuri Dube  His father used to trade in dairy products and after that, he started the business of washing jeans. His father also has a factory in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, but due to the expenses of his son’s cricket coaching, his father put that factory on lease. Due to this, his financial condition worsened and Shivam Dube was forced to stop playing cricket temporarily.

Shivam Dube’s family members helped him play cricket again

After 4 years, his uncle Ramesh Dube and cousin Rajiv Dube helped him to play cricket and he started playing cricket again. In the year 2015-16, he made his T20 debut in the “Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy” against Baroda in Mumbai. Then in a “Ranji Trophy match” of the year 2018-19, he played for Mumbai against Baroda and hit 5 sixes in an over.

Shivam Dube made his IPL debut in 2019

Due to his tireless efforts and hard work, he also performed well in the Mumbai team that won the “Vijay Hazare Trophy” in 2018-19. In the year 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for Rs 5 crore in the 2019 IPL auction. All the sacrifices made by him and his family members had finally come to fruition.

Shivam Dube made the Indian National team in 2019

2019 continued being a fantastic year for Shivam Dube as the all-rounder was selected for Bangladesh’s T20 series in October 2019. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2019.

Shivam Dube currently plays for the Chennai Super Kings 

Shivam Dube’s form took a bit of a dive in 2020, reaching its lowest point in the fifth T20I against New Zealand. Shivam Dube earned the dubious distinction of bowling the second most expensive over in T20I history by being smashed for 34 runs. His career seemed to be in the doldrums when the Chennai Super Kings picked him up for 4 crore rupees and included him in their team. His base price was Rs 50 lakh. 

Under the mentorship of MS Dhoni, Shivam Dube was able to put his career back on track and perform very well for both CSK and the Indian National team. He recently earned the distinction of being the fourth Indian to score a half century and get a wicket in a T20I match. He achieved the feat against Afghanistan by scoring 60 runs in 40 balls and taking a wicket. 

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