Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Vishesh Bhirguvanshi was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. During the age of 12, he used to follow his brother, Vibhor to the basketball courts of Udai Pratap College in Varanasi. A few weeks later he competed in the Varanasi U-13 district meet and soon then he developed a liking towards the sport.
After a year of playing Basketball, Bhirguvanesh represented his district and state in 2000. He kept on developing exponentially and 6 years later, he bagged himself a spot in the Senior Indian Men’s Basketball Team at the age of 17. With a father who was a lecturer and a mother who was a principal, there was pressure on Bhirguvanesh to perform academically.
However, Bhirguvanesh had other things in mind. In 2009 he began playing competitive basketball at the Asian Clubs Championships. The player averaged 30.8 points, 9.5 rebounds as well as 8.2 assists in 11 games for Bengaluru Beast in the United Basketball Alliance of India Pro basketball League held in 2017. He poured in 57 points and registered 11 assists in a match.
On July 7, 2017, he signed a 1-year training deal with Australian National Basketball League side Adelaide 36ers and created history by becoming the first Indian player to do so.