Prasidh Krishna

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Prasidh Krishna

NameMuralikrishna Prasidh Krishna
DOB19 February 1996
(Age 28 Yr. )

Personal Life

Education Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Profession Cricketer (Bowler)
Birth Place Bengaluru,  Karnataka, India

Physical Appearance

Height 6 feet 2 inch
Weight 71 kg ( approx. )
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black

Family Status

Parents

Father- Murali Krishna
Mother- Kalavathi Krishna

Marital Status Married
Spouse

Rachana (works as a product manager at Dell in Texas, United States)

Siblings

Sister- Prakruthi Krishna

Favourite

Foods South Indian

Muralikrishna Prasidh Krishna is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Indian national cricket team. He also plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He made his One Day International debut for the Indian cricket team on 23 March 2021 in their home series against England and picked up 4 wickets in the match, breaking a 24-year-old Indian record for most wickets on ODI debut.

Early Life and Family

Muralikrishna Prasidh Krishna, popularly known as Prasidh Krishna, was born on February 19, 1996, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He hails from a sports-loving family. His father, Muralikrishna, was a college-level cricketer, and his mother, Kalavathi, was a national-level volleyball player. Prasidh's elder sister, Prakriti Krishna, is also a sportsperson, having excelled in basketball.

Education 

Prasidh pursued his education at Jain University in Bangalore, where he continued his sporting journey. He actively participated in various sports, including volleyball, badminton, and athletics. However, cricket remained his passion. He started playing cricket at the age of 10 and joined the Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) nets in Bangalore.

Domestic career

  • Prasidh first came to the limelight during Bangladesh A's tour of India in 2015, taking 5 for 49 on first-class debut for Karnataka in a tour match against Bangladesh A in the absence of all three frontline Karnataka pace bowlers. He took a wicket off his first ball, dismissing Rony Talukdar, before taking the wickets of Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar and Nasir Hossain in his first spell to reduce Bangladesh A to 41/5. Karnataka went on to win the match by 4 wickets.
  • He made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017. He made his Twenty20 debut for Karnataka in the 2017–18 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21 January 2018.
  • He was the leading wicket-taker for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with thirteen dismissals in seven matches.
  • In August 2018, he was named in India A cricket team for the 2018 A-team Quadrangular Series. In December 2018, he was named in India's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
  • During the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy, Prasidh took his maiden first-class ten-wicket haul against Jammu and Kashmir picking up 6/35 in the first innings and 4/59 in the second innings.

Indian Premier League

  • In April 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2018 IPL season as a replacement for injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti. On 6 May 2018, he made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians replacing injured Shivam Mavi.
  • In February 2022, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for ₹10 Cr in the Mega auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.

International career

  • In March 2021, he was named in India's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England. He made his ODI debut for India on 23 March 2021, against England. He went on to take 4 wickets, helping India to win the match by 66 runs.
  • In May 2021, he was named as one of four standby players in India's Test squad for the final of the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship and their away series against England. In September 2021, he was added to India's main squad for the fourth Test match against England but didn't play.
  • In February 2022, Prasidh was named in India's Squad for ODIs against West Indies. He was named the man of the match in the second match as he took 4 wickets for 12 runs and went on to win the Man of the Series award with a three-fer in the third game.
  • In May 2022, he was named in India's Test squad for the rescheduled fifth Test against England.
  • On 5 November 2023, he was added to India's squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup after Hardik Pandya was ruled out owing to his ankle injury from the match against Bangladesh on 19 October 2023.

Facts

  • Prasidh Krishna is an Indian cricketer, who recently made an ODI debut for the Indian cricket team and plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Karnataka at the domestic level.
  • Prasidh Krishna was a sports buff and used to play every sport be it athletics, volleyball, or badminton in his school days
  • In his childhood, he used to try and imitate every other bowler’s action on the road while on his way to school.
  • His mother was a national-level volleyball player while his father played cricket at the college level.
  • Prasidh Krishna modeled his bowling style upon Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, whom he looked up to as a kid.  Prasidh Krishna
  • He made his debut in first-class cricket for Karnataka in 2015-16 and joined MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai two years later.
  • He was coached by Australian cricket legends such as Glenn McGrath at MRF academy and Jeff Thomson at Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence.
  • Prasidh Krishna has credited Glenn McGrath and Jeff Thomson for bringing calmness and composure to his game.
  • Prasidh Krishna picked up a fifer against a Bangladesh A side while playing for Karnataka dismissing all top-order batsmen Anamul Haque, Liton Das, and Soumya Sarkar.
  • He became the first Indian bowler to take 4 wickets on an ODI debut against England at Pune on 23rd March 2021.

Career Stats

Batting Career Summary
 MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI1775221.01711.7600000
T20I4------------
IPL51107943.02437.500000
Bowling Career Summary
 MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI1717794742294/124/125.6125.5927.3800
T20I449615283/413/419.519.012.000
IPL515111451703494/304/308.9234.7623.3700

Personal Life and Marriage

Prasidh Krishna is a private person and keeps his personal life away from the limelight. However, it is known that he is married to Rachana Krishna. They got married in June 2023 in a private ceremony attended by close family and friends.