Amazing Facts about Krishnamachari Srikkanth

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Amazing Facts about Krishnamachari Srikkanth:

National debut:

He made his One Day International debut in 1981 against England in Ahmedabad. Two days later, he made his Test debut at the age of 21 against England in Bombay (Mumbai).

Unusual Records:

Srikkanth has the unusual distinction of scoring the only run ever scored in international cricket at the Ray Mitchell Oval in Mackay, Australia. The venue hosted its only international match during the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and the match was abandoned after two balls.

Electrical Engineer:

Srikanth is an electrical engineer by qualification. He studied at the Engineering College in Guindy.

Brother-in-law is a player:

Former Tamil Nadu fast bowler Bharat Kumar is the brother-in-law of Srikanth. Bharat is married to Srikant’s sister Srikala.

India Under-19 and Young India:

Srikanth was selected to play for India Under-19 against Pakistan Under-19 in 1979. Chandrakant Pandit, Kiran More and Gopal Sharma were part of that team. In 1984, he was selected for Young India on the Zimbabwe tour, where he played alongside the likes of Ravi Shastri, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Lalchand Rajput, Mohammad Azharuddin, Raju Kulkarni, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Manoj Prabhakar and Sadanand Vishwanath to name a few.

Top scorers in the jubilant World Cup final:

He was an integral member of the Indian team when it won the 1983 Prudential World Cup and the 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Srikanth scored the highest runs for India in the 1983 World Cup final against West Indies. He scored 38 runs in 57 balls while opening with Sunil Gavaskar.

Embarrassment on Test debut:

Srikkanth made his Test debut against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and had to face one of the most embarrassing experiences ever. He had hit the ball on the off side and carelessly walked out of the crease. John Embure pounced on the ball and hit the stumps, running out Srikkanth.

Feat of taking five wickets twice in a span of three ODIs:

As of 10 December 1988, Srikkanth had bowled in only 13 of his 103 ODI matches. But, that day, he took his first five-wicket haul against the touring New Zealanders in Visakhapatnam. He took five wickets for 27 runs to restrict New Zealand to 196. After this he scored 70 runs in the run-chase. A few ODIs later, he scored his second half-century, taking five for 32, as India successfully defended 222 runs.

Highest scorer from either side in the 1983 World Cup final:

Srikkanth was the highest scorer on either side in the 1983 World Cup final. His innings of 38 runs is often forgotten in the backdrop of Mohinder Amarnath’s all-round heroics, Balwinder Singh Sandhu’s magical ball and Kapil Dev’s brilliant catches. In the end, Srikkanth’s 38 was worth gold as India scored 183 and won the game by 43 runs.

Achievement of taking five wickets twice in three ODI matches:

As of 10 December 1988, Srikkanth had bowled in only 13 of his 103 ODI matches. But, that day, he took his first five-wicket haul against the touring New Zealanders in Visakhapatnam. He took five wickets for 27 runs to restrict New Zealand to 196. After this he scored 70 runs in the run-chase. A few ODIs later, he scored his second half-century, a spell of five wickets for 32 runs as India successfully defended 222 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar’s first international captain:

Srikanth was the captain of the Indian team on the Pakistan tour in 1989. It was the same tour where the extremely talented 16 year old Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in international cricket. Srikanth captained India in both Test and ODI.

Life after retirement:

Kris Srikkanth retired in the year 1992. After retirement, he worked as the coach of the India ‘A’ team. Later, he was a broadcaster and commentator in various sports and news channels. On 27 September 2008, he became the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, replacing Dilip Vengsarkar. His tenure ended in 2012.

Ambassador:

On 18 February 2008, Krish Srikkanth was named the ambassador of the Chennai Super Kings franchise. On 20 December 2012, Srikkanth was named the ambassador of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League.

Share of two World Cup wins:

Srikkanth was a member of Kapil Dev’s 1983 World Cup-winning team. Almost 28 years later, he was in trouble again when India won the ICC World Cup 2011 on home soil. Srikkanth was the man who led the selection panel that chose the champion team.

Conclusion:

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