Krishnamachari Srikkanth

  • With an energy that is almost always contagious, Krishnamachari Srikkanth quickly became the face of cricket in Tamil Nadu,  within a short time.

  • He played a significant role in the winning of the 1983 World Cup. The 38 runs he scored in the finals laid the foundation for the big victory!

  • There was never a shortage of good crickets in India, but what made Srikkanth stand out is his unpredictable game. When we expect an attack, he would surprise everyone with a stroke; when it is a game for a stroke, he would handle it with an attack. His confidence was so legendary that he faced the seasoned fast bowlers of West Indies, without a helmet.

  • Srikkanth is the first Tamilian to be an Indian team captain. He spearheaded the Indian team in the 1989 India – Pakistan match. 

  • Srikkanth has 43 test matches and 146 one-day matches to his credit. He played both formats with great expertise.

  • Srikkanth and Gavaskar shared a great partnership that made them the most successful match openers in the 1980’s. 

  • After Dilip Vengsarkar, Srikkanth was appointed as the Chief Selector of the Indian Cricket team in 2008. It was during his tenure that India won the World Cup, under Dhoni’s captaincy.

  • Now he has stepped into a new role – Cricket Commentator. There’s a separate fan base for his vivid, casual commentary that beams with energy.