Srikar Bharat: Biography, Cricketer, Stats, Age, IPL, Wife

Srikar Bharat

Srikar Bharat is an Indian cricketer who represents India and Andhra Pradesh at the domestic level as a wicket-keeper batsman. In the Indian Premier League, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

He was born in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in the city of Visakhapatnam. Srikar Bharat, often known as KS Bharat, has the record for being the only wicketkeeper in the Ranji Trophy to score a triple century.

 

About Srikar Bharat

Details
Full Name
Kona Srikar Bharat
Age
28 years
Gender
Male
Sport Category
cricket
Date of Birth
3 October 1993
Hometown
Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height
5 ft 7 inches
Weight
67 kg
Coach
J. Krishna Rao
Achievement
He is the only wicket-keeper batsman to score a triple century in Ranji Trophy.
Networth
50 lakhs – 1 crore
Spouse
Anjali Nedunuri (married. 2020)
Parent
Father- Srinivas Rao. Mother- Kona Devi
Children
Not Yet
ODI Debut
Not Yet
Test Debut
Not Yet
T 20 Debut
Not Yet
Batting Style
Right-handed
Bowling Style
Right arm
Teams Played for
India, Andhra, East Zone, South Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL Debut
vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 20, 2021

Srikar Bharat Personal Life

Kona Srikar Bharat Biography - IPL RCB | Career | Lesser Known Facts

Kona Srikar Bharat, or KS Bharat, was born to a Naval Dockyard Employee (Father: Srinivas Rao).
Kona Devi (Mother) in October 1993. Manoghna Lokesh, his sister, is his other sibling.

He was a highly active child when he was younger. His parents enrolled him as a ball boy at a local cricket club because of his restless disposition.

Mr J. Krishna Rao, KS Bharat’s coach, recognised his talent at the age of 12 and urged him to pursue a career as a wicket-keeper batsman. Srikar Bharat has represented India at all levels of early cricket, from Under-13 to Under-19. At all levels, he represented Andhra Pradesh.

 

Srikar Bharat Domestic Career

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Srikar did not have a fantastic start to his List-A career, scoring only one run against Tamil Nadu in his debut. In that match, he played as an opener for Andhra Pradesh.

He got his first taste of first-class cricket with a brisk and aggressive 37 in the second innings of his debut match.

In domestic T20 cricket, Bharat has not proven to be a particularly good batsman, with a poor strike rate.
However, because of his outstanding wicket-keeping abilities, he is frequently retained in his domestic team.

A player’s genuine talent is frequently unjustified by the metrics. Srikar Bharat appears to be in the same boat. While his T20 strike rate and average are both poor, he can play explosive innings that have a big impact on the game. His 62 runs in 34 balls against Puducherry at Wankhede is a great illustration of this.

After amassing 758 runs in the 2014-15 Ranji Season, Bharat had significantly improved his first-class record. That season, he had a 54-point average. In the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy, Srikar Bharat was picked to the India blue team.

 

Srikar Bharat IPL

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Srikar Bharat had his first taste of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2015, when he was purchased for Rs.10 lakhs by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 auction.

That season, he didn’t get to play in any games. Later, in the 2021 Auction, he was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This season, he got famous for a last-ball six against the Delhi Capitals.
He led his team to victory in that match by scoring 78 off 52 balls.

 

International Career

In November of 2019, he was named to the team that was slated to play Bangladesh in the second test as a replacement for Wriddhiman Saha.

He was added to the ODI squad for the series against Australia a few months later as Rishabh Pant’s replacement after the latter suffered a concussion. Bharat has also been picked as a standby player for the England Test series in 2021.

After Wriddhiman Saha’s injury in the first test of New Zealand’s tour of India, he was called in as a substitute wicketkeeper. He was successful in taking two catches and participating in a stumping.

 


Srikar Bharat Stats

Format Matches Runs Average Century Half-Century Best Score
First Class 69 3,909 37.58 8 20 308
List- A 46 1,281 29.11 3 5 125
T20 37 457 14.74 0 1 51
IPL 8 191 38.20 0 1 78*

FAQ’S

  • Who is Srikar Bharat?

Srikar Bharat is an Indian Wicket Keeper Batsman who plays for Andhra Pradesh at the domestic level.

  • Srikar Bharat IPL price

He was bought by RCB in 2021 for 20 lakhs.

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