Krishnamachari Srikkanth


Name Hindi: कृष्णमाचारी श्रीकांत / Gender Man

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, commonly known as K. Srikkanth, is a former captain of the Indian cricket team and an acclaimed cricketer who has had many accomplishments throughout his sporting career.

He was born on 21st December 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


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Srikkanth made his debut for the Indian cricket team in an ODI against England at Mumbai on November 25, 1981. His Test debut came about a month later against West Indies at Madras on December 11, 1981.

Renowned for his aggressive batting style at the top of the order, he played an instrumental role in Indian cricket history during the tenure of his active international cricket. Throughout his career, he represented India in several critical global matches including the famous 1983 World Cup where India secured the championship under Kapil Dev’s leadership with major contribution from Srikkanth’s smashing innings.


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  • In total, Krishnamachari Srikkanth played in 43 test matches and 146 One Day Internationals (ODIs) scoring over 6000 runs across both formats.
  • The pinnacle of his career came when he became the captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
  • In spite of being known for white-ball cricket there were occasional Test exploits too – none better than a nerveless fourth-inning 123 against Australia at Perth in 1991-92 which nearly pulled off a remarkable win.
  • Another impressive achievement includes being the leading run scorer in the 1983 Cricket World Cup final. He was as one of the key players that ensured India’s victory against the mighty West Indies.
  • Srikkanth also holds the record of becoming the first ever player to score a half-century and take five wickets in an ODI inning(s).

Post-Retirement Contributions

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K Srikkanth retired from international cricket in 1992 but continues to contribute significantly to Indian cricket. After retirement, he became a renowned commentator for many years offering insightful and entertaining comments about cricket.
He has made notable contributions as a selector for the Indian cricket team too. He served as the head of national selection committee between 2008 and 2012.
Moreover, he was involved with IPL team Chennai Super Kings within their management.

Indeed, Krishnamachari Srikkanth is more than just a sportsman; he is also known for his charismatic personality and passionate love for cricket which are evident even after his active playing days. His contributions to the sport are recognized by both fans and critics alike making him certainly one of the legends of Indian cricket history.


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