Digvijay Deshmukh is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra. He represented Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
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 to provide better cricket training facilities to Digvijay and admitted him to MIG Cricket Club Academy in Mumbai. Digvijay studied at Kataria High School, in Pune.
Height (approx.): 6′
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
His father, Rajkumar Deshmukh, is a school teacher, 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 in that season and gave all-round performances, 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 when he was bought by Mumbai Indians for 20 lakh INR to play in the IPL 2020.
A Stint as an Actor
Apart from being a professional cricketer, Deshmukh has also tried his hand at acting. He appeared in the Bollywood film Kai Po Che (2013), wherein he played the role of a gifted child cricketer, “Ali Hashmi,” coached by Sushant Singh Rajput‘s character in the film.
- Back in 2012, when shooting for the film “Kai Po Che” was ended, Deshmukh was just 15-years-old and had promised Sushant Singh that he won’t meet him until he becomes an accomplished 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.”
- After featuring in “Kai Po Che, ” several companies approached Digvijay to appear in TV ads; however, he turned down all the offers as he wanted to focus only on cricket.