Yash Dhull is an Indian cricketer who plays for India at the Under-19 level. He is primarily a right-handed batter who has also represented Delhi at Under-16 and Under-19 tournaments.
Yash Dhull was born on Monday, 11 November 2002 (age 19 years; as of 2021) in Delhi. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He started his cricket journey at the age of six. One day he went to the nearby ground to play cricket with the senior boys. He urged them that he also wanted to join but they refused. This whole scene was watched by his mother who then enrolled him in Bal Bhawan cricket academy at Dwarka (Delhi). Later, he played several games for Delhi and soon got selected in India’s Under-19 team. On 19 December 2021, the Indian team for the Under-19 World Cup and Under-19 Asia Cup was announced where Yash Dhull was made the captain of the side.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Natural Black
Eye Colour: Light Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Vijay Dhull and he works as an executive in a cosmetic company.
His mother’s name is Neelam Dhull and she is a homemaker.
He has one elder sister and her name is not known.
Yash Dhull resides in Janakpuri in the South West district of Delhi, India.
#22 (India Under-19)
The first award in cricket he got was a cash price of Rupees 500 at the Under-16 Rajesh Peter Memorial Tournament where he scored unbeaten 40 runs. Talking about that price, in an interview, he said,
“I was much younger than the other boys, played in the top order, and at the end of the game received my first cash prize, Rs 500.”
His promotion as the skipper of the Indian side was due to the result of his performance in the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy 2018-19 where he scored unbeaten 185 runs against Punjab. Under his captaincy in that match, Delhi reached the knockout stage after eight years. Also, he has captained Delhi for Under-16, Under-19, and India ‘A’ Under-19 sides. But as the COVID pandemic hit the entire nation, Yash had to remain in his house just a few days before, he was to travel to National Cricket Academy. In October 2021, he became the leading run-scorer in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2021-22 season where he scored 302 runs for the DDCA team in five games with an impressive average of 75.50.
Under his captaincy, India won its fifth U-19 Cricket World Cup title on 5 February 2022.
- On the occasion of Yash Dhull being selected as the captain of the India Under-19 team for the World Cup and Asia Cup, a round cake shaped like a cricket stadium was being cut at the Bal Bhavan International School’s academy ground in Dwarka where he was trained.
- He got good support from his family. His father was working as the executive of a cosmetic brand in Delhi but had to give up his job to pursue his son’s career in cricket. In an interview, his father told,
“I had to ensure he got the best kit and gear to play from an early age. I gave him the best of English willow bats. He didn’t have just one bat, I kept upgrading them. We had cut down on our expenses. My father was an army man. The pension that he received was used to run the household. Yash would always wonder how we were managing it.”
- His grandfather used to take him to a cricket academy for training where he would wait outside till his training gets completed.
- Once Yash was asked about his role model, to which, he replied,
“Anyone who plays at the international level is good enough to learn from. I follow everyone’s game closely. I don’t copy anybody, but everyone is my hero.”
- He always wanted to become a medium-pace bowler but on the advice of his coach at Bal Bhawan cricket Academy, Pradeep Kochhar, he shifted to batting. Talking about his coach, he said,
“It was because of his guidance that I was able to become the captain of Team India in Under-19 due to better batting.”
- Talking about his capabilities, his coach Pradeep Kochhar told,
“What stood out immediately was Dhull’s ball sense. As the years progressed, Kochar noticed a quality that could not be taught. He didn’t let pressure affect him. He was sensible, calm, and controlled his emotions well. It is this nature that makes him special. Youngsters find it hard to handle the pressure of expectations these days. Yash is an exception.”