Kris Srikkanth

Country: India
Born: December 21, 1959, Madras (now Chennai)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Kris Srikkanth Bio

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, affectionately known as “Cheeka,” was a dynamic and fearless cricketer who captured the hearts of fans with his entertaining and explosive batting style. Born on December 21, 1959, in Chennai, India, Srikkanth became one of the most exciting opening batsmen of his time.

Srikkanth’s fearless approach to batting often left spectators in awe. He possessed incredible reflexes and an excellent eye, allowing him to take on the strongest and most fearsome bowling attacks in the world. His powerful pulling, hooking, and driving shots made him a nightmare for bowlers, but there were also occasions when he fell prey to some ordinary deliveries.

Despite his inconsistent performances, Srikkanth’s natural talent and aggressive batting approach earned him a place in the Indian team at the young age of 21. However, his lack of consistency kept him in and out of the national side for several years. It was in the mid-80s that Srikkanth’s attacking methods gained discipline, making him a regular opening batsman until 1989.

In 1989, Srikkanth was appointed as captain for the tour of Pakistan, where he achieved a significant triumph as the team managed to draw all four Tests. However, his batting failures led to his exclusion from the team, and he spent two years in the wilderness before making a comeback.

By the time Srikkanth returned to the Indian side, he was over 30 years old, and his reflexes had dulled to some extent. After being left out of the South Zone team in 1993, Srikkanth, then 33, made the difficult decision to announce his retirement from professional cricket.

Although Srikkanth’s Test record was impressive for someone with such an audacious batting style, he truly flourished in the limited-overs format. By the time he bid farewell to the game, Srikkanth had scored more runs and more centuries than any other Indian cricketer, often achieving these milestones in record time. His aggressive style frustrated even the best and fastest bowlers in the game.

Srikkanth was a crucial member of the Indian team that won the prestigious World Cup in 1983. He also represented his country in the 1987 and 1992 editions of the tournament, further solidifying his reputation as one of the heroes of Indian cricket.

Following his retirement, Srikkanth transitioned into a successful career as a cricket analyst for various Indian news channels, showcasing his deep understanding of the game. In February 2008, he was appointed as the ambassador for the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League. Later that year, Srikkanth took on the role of chairman of India’s inaugural paid selection panel, succeeding Dilip Vengsarkar.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth’s contributions to Indian cricket will always be celebrated. His audacious and swashbuckling style of play made him a crowd favorite, and his fearless approach to the game left a lasting impact on the sport. As a commentator, ambassador, and chairman of the selection panel, Srikkanth continues to shape and guide the future of cricket in India.

Kris Srikkanth Career Stats

Kris Srikkanth Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 72 3 2062 123 29.88 - - 2 12 - 19 40 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 146 145 4 4091 123 29.01 5702 71.74 4 27 - - 42 0
FC 134 213 3 7349 172 34.99 - - 12 45 - - 93 0
List A 184 183 5 5209 123 29.26 - - 5 32 - - 53 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kris Srikkanth Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 43 16 216 114 0 - - - 3.16 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 146 33 712 641 25 5/27 5/27 25.64 5.4 28.4 0 2 0
FC 134 - 2533 1442 29 3/14 - 49.72 3.41 87.3 - 0 0
List A 184 - 961 901 31 5/27 5/27 29.06 5.62 31 0 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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