Harshal Patel Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Harshal Patel is an Indian cricketer who has played for India in Twenty20 internationals (T20I). He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and right-handed batsman.

Wiki/Biography

Harshal Vikram Patel was born on Friday, 23 November 1990 (age 33 years; as of 2023) in Sanand, Gujarat, India. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. In childhood, Patel would play street cricket with local boys; however, his mother didn’t like him playing with local boys, so she enrolled him in a cricket academy, where he sharpened his cricketing skills under coach Tarak Trivedi.

Harshal Patel's childhood photo

Harshal Patel’s childhood photo

In 2008, when Patel was 17 years old, his parents moved to New Jersey in the United States; however, Patel stayed in Ahmedabad, his hometown, for his cricket career. Patel holds a commerce degree from H. A. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 65 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 12″

Harshal Patel

Family & Caste

Harshal Patel belongs to a Patidar family in Ahmedabad.

Parents & Siblings

Harshal Patel’s father, Vikram Patel, works at Prime Flight Aviation in New Jersey, United States.

Harshal Patel with his father

Harshal Patel with his father

His mother, Darshna Patel works at Dunkin Donuts in New Jersey, United States.

Harshal Patel with his mother

Harshal Patel with his mother

His brother Tapan Patel resides in the United States. His sister Archita Patel died on 9 April 2022 due to severe health complications.

Harshal Patel shared an emotional note on social media after her sister's demise

Harshal Patel shared an emotional note on social media after her sister’s demise

Wife & Children

Harshal Patel is married is married to Devarshi Joshi, a fashion designer, who lives in the United States. The couple has a son.

Harshal Patel with his wife

Harshal Patel with his wife

Relationships/Affairs

Harshal Patel and Devarshi Joshi are childhood friends, and before getting married, they dated each other for a long time.

Career

Junior Cricket

Harshal Patel has an impressive record in junior cricket, and during the 2008-09 under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, he took 23 wickets at an average of 11. In 2008, he played for the Aggressive Cricket Club and participated in the New Jersey Cricket League (CLNJ).

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A photo of Harshal Patel with Rahul Dravid from Harshal's junior cricket days in 2004

A photo of Harshal Patel with Rahul Dravid from Harshal’s junior cricket days in 2004

Domestic Cricket

Harshal Patel made his Ranji debut in the 2011-12 season of the tournament in which, while playing for Haryana, Patel took an 8-wicket haul in the quarter-finals; he again took an 8-wicket haul in the semi-finals.

Harhsal Patel in a Ranji match, playing for Haryana

Harhsal Patel in a Ranji match, playing for Haryana

In February 2009, he was included in Gujarat’s one-day squad and made his List A debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against ‘Maharashtra’ at Rajkot, Gujarat.

Under-19

Harshal Patel was included in the Indian squad for the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. After being picked for the U-19 World Cup, Harshal Patel said,

I always wanted to make a career in cricket. My coach Tarak Trivedi convinced my parents to let me pursue my dream here and I am happy that I have made everyone proud by making it to the World Cup squad.”

Harshal Patel's Instagram post about his selection for India U19 team in 2009

Harshal Patel’s Instagram post about his selection for India U19 team in 2009

T20I

On 19 November 2021, Harshal Patel made his T20I debut against New Zealand at JSCA International Stadium Complex. He was named as the player of the match in his debut match after picking two wickets. He again had a two-wicket haul in his second T20I match. In June 2022, Patel was included in India’s squad for their T20I series against Ireland.

Harshal Patel won Man of the Match award in his debut T20I

Harshal Patel won Man of the Match award in his debut T20I

Indian Premier League (IPL)

In the 2010 season of the IPL, Mumbai Indians bought Harshal Patel for Rs. 8 lakh; however, he was not included in the playing eleven. He made his IPL debut in 2012 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the 2018 IPL auction, the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) included him in their squad. In January 2021, the Delhi Capitals traded him to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the 2024 IPL auction, Harshal Patel was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs. 11.75 crore.

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IPL Stats (Bowling)

Year Matches Balls Runs Wickets Best Bowling Average Economy Strike Rate 4W 5W
Career 91 1867 2672 111 5/27 24.07 8.59 16.82 2 1
2012 12 246 340 9 2/24 37.77 8.29 27.33 0 0
2014 3 66 113 4 2/56 28.25 10.27 16.50 0 0
2015 15 263 328 17 2/12 19.29 7.48 15.47 0 0
2016 5 84 147 1 1/46 147.00 10.50 84.00 0 0
2017 1 24 43 3 3/43 14.33 10.75 8.00 0 0
2018 5 105 167 7 3/28 23.85 9.54 15.00 0 0
2019 2 48 77 2 2/40 38.50 9.62 24.00 0 0
2020 5 90 134 3 2/34 44.66 8.93 30.00 0 0
2021 15 338 459 32 5/27 14.34 8.14 10.56 1 1
2022 15 321 410 19 4/34 21.58 7.66 16.89 1 0
2023 13 282 454 14 3/32 32.43 9.66 20.14 0 0

Favourites

  • Food: Bread and Chocolate

Facts/Trivia

  • When his parents decided to move to the United States in 2008, it was Harshal Patel’s coach Tarak Trivedi who convinced his parents to let him stay back in India to pursue his cricket career. His brother Tapan Patel also supported him in following his dream.
  • According to Harshal Patel, he decided to become a pace bowler after watching Zaheer Khan’s knuckle balls and the potent slower ones during the 2011 World Cup.
  • Harshal Patel made his first-class debut for Haryana after he was ignored by the Gujarat selectors.
  • Harshal Patel is considered among the best bowlers to deliver slower balls perfectly; he mostly delivers offcutters.
  • Harshal Patel got his first call to play in the IPL from the RCB after his impressive performance in the 2011-12 season of Ranji Trophy.
  • In 2021, while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians in an IPL match in Dubai, Patel grabbed a hat-trick. It was his first hat-trick in any format of the game in his career. In the post-match ceremony, an elated Patel said,

    This is the first-time I’ve taken a hat-trick in my life. I have not done this even in a school game. I have been on hat-tricks six times in the IPL, but this is the first time I’ve gotten one.”

    Harshal Patel after claiming his first IPL hat trick against Mumbai Indians

    Harshal Patel after claiming his first IPL hat trick against Mumbai Indians

  • On 9 April 2021, Harshal Patel took 5 wicket-haul (5-27) against the Mumbai Indians, becoming the first bowler to claim a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
  • On 25 April 2021, while paying for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Harshal Patel became the most expensive bowler in the history of IPL when he gave 37 runs in the 20th over while bowling to Ravindra Jadeja (6, 6, N6, 6, 2, 6, 4).
  • In the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League, Harshal Patel picked 32 wickets, becoming the highest wicket-taker in a single season of the tournament; he equalled Dwayne Bravo’s all-time record of 32 wickets in an IPL season.
  • On 13 October 2021, Harshal Patel was selected as a net bowler for India for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
  • He plays with the Jersey number 36 for India’s T20I team and 9 for the IPL.
  • Harshal Patel is a music lover and trained guitarist.
    Harshal Patel playing the guitar at a concert

    Harshal Patel playing the guitar at a concert

  • In March 2023, during an RCB podcast, he shared his experience of coping with his sister’s passing in April 2022 and the arrival of his son a week later. He said,

    When my sister passed away, I was in grief for a week. She passed away on April 9 (2022). I was in quarantine. I was talking to my niece and nephew and everyone back home. I wanted to go, hug them and cry with them. But we were doing it on the phone, because that was the only option available. Then seven days later, my son was born. So, I kind of went numb for a week, 10 days. I did not really know what I was feeling — whether I should be happy, whether I should be sad. It would all come in waves.”

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