Vikram Singh is a former Indian cricketer who played for the Indian cricket team from 2000 to 2010. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He was known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to take wickets with his medium pace bowling.
Vikram Singh was born on October 9, 1978, in Delhi, India. His father, Suresh Singh, was a businessman and his mother, Rekha Singh, was a homemaker. He has one elder sister, Anita Singh.
Singh attended the Modern School in Vasant Vihar, Delhi. He was a good student and was also a keen sportsman. He played cricket, football, and hockey at school.
After completing his schooling, Singh joined the Hindu College, Delhi, to pursue a degree in commerce. He continued to play cricket for the college team.
Singh married his childhood sweetheart, Preeti, in 2005. They have two children, a son named Arjun and a daughter named Riya.
Singh is a down-to-earth person and is known for his humble nature. He is also a devout Hindu.
Singh started playing cricket at a young age. He played for the Delhi Under-15 and Under-19 teams. He also played for the North Zone Under-19 team.
In 1999, Singh made his debut for the Delhi cricket team in the Ranji Trophy. He had a good debut season, scoring 523 runs in 10 matches.
In 2000, Singh was selected for the Indian A team tour of England. He had a successful tour, scoring 721 runs in 11 matches.
Singh made his international debut for India in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on October 9, 2000. He scored 22 runs in the match.
Singh made his Test debut for India against Sri Lanka in Colombo on November 16, 2000. He scored 34 runs in the match.
Singh played 124 ODIs for India, scoring 2100 runs at an average of 21.00. He also took 69 wickets at an average of 26.50.
Singh's best ODI performance came against Australia in Melbourne in 2004. He scored 101 runs and took 4 wickets to help India win the match by 5 wickets.
Singh played 7 T20Is for India, scoring 102 runs at an average of 25.50. He also took 6 wickets at an average of 21.50.
Singh's best T20I performance came against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2009. He scored 52 runs and took 2 wickets to help India win the match by 2 wickets.
Singh played 23 Tests for India, scoring 825 runs at an average of 28.22. He also took 62 wickets at an average of 27.96.
Singh's best Test performance came against Pakistan in Lahore in 2004. He scored 109 runs and took 5 wickets to help India win the match by an innings and 136 runs.
Singh is the second-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs, with 69 wickets. He is also the third-highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is, with 6 wickets.
Singh was named the Man of the Match in the 2004 ODI tri-series final against Australia.
Singh was also named the Man of the Series in the 2004 Test series against Pakistan.
Singh was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2004.
Singh was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2008.
Singh captained the Indian team in 2 ODIs and 1 T20I. He won all three matches.
Singh was involved in a controversy in 2008 when he was accused of match-fixing. However, he was cleared of all charges in 20