Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer and sportsman who retired from international cricket after serving the Indian cricket team with his outstanding bowling. In this post, we will cover Srinath Biography, age, e.t.c
Javagal Srinath was born on 31st August 1969 in Mysore, Karnataka. He completed his education from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, then got B.E Degree from Mysore University.
Srinath had an intense passion for cricket. Once he was noticed at a club match by former Indian test batsman, Gundappa Viswanath. His career kicked off with playing first-class cricket for Karnataka. Among India’s fast bowlers he is the first Indian fast bowler to take more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.
Srinath International Debut
BCCI selected him for the Indian cricket team for the late 1991 tour of Australia. Making his Test debut against Australia at Brisbane, he took 3/59 while playing as the third pace bowler.
He finished the tour with 10 wickets at an average of 55.30. Later Srinath got a chance to play against South Africa in Cape Town, where he took an economical 4/33 in 27 overs. Srinath ended the tour with 12 wickets at 26.08.
However, due to wickets in India being helpful to spin, he spent seven consecutive home Tests watching from the bench as India only fielded two pacemen.
Turning of Srinath
The retirement of Kapil Dev in 1994 was a big blow for the Indian cricket team. Srinath played his first home Test against the West Indies. He took five wickets and scored 60 in the second innings he won the man of the Match as India won by 96 runs.
Srinath was India’s fastest bowler ever as his deliveries measured at 149.6 km/h and 157 km/hr on 27 January 1997 in the game at Paarl between India and Zimbabwe.
Srinath is the first Indian bowler to take 300 ODI wickets. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker for India in the ODIs with 315 wickets to his name.
He took 44 wickets in the all the editions of the Cricket World Cups he played and is the joint highest wicket-taker for India across World Cups along with Zaheer Khan.
Srinath played his last test match against West Indies in 2002 at Eden Garden Kolkata. Srinath could not manage to take any wicket and match ended up in a draw.
His last ODI was the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup finals against Australia. The match did not go well for both Srinath and India as Srinath gave 87 runs in 10 overs, without any wicket and India lost the finals by 125 runs.
- Srinath was married to Madhavi Pathravali and Jyothsna (Ex-wife)
Honor by the Government – Arjuna award (1999)
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RIP Mv Sridhar A wonderful person Miss you
— Javagal srinath (@iamjavagal) October 30, 2017