Krishnappa Gowtham Biography, Height, Family, Wife, IPL, Career & Facts

Krishnappa Gowtham Biography – An allrounder whose bowling action was so like Harbhajan Singh that Australians invited him for practice sessions!

Family Background of Krishnappa gowtham:

Krishnappa Gowtham was born on October 20, 1988, in Karnataka, India. His father, Krishanppa, is a former Kabaddi player who used to play for Karnataka. He credits all his success to his mother, as she is the one who helped him to join cricket classes without letting anyone know about this thing.

Even his father wasn’t aware of the situation that his son was taking cricket coaching. However, when his father got to know about him, even he didn’t stop him.

Krishnappa Gowtham with his wife

Krishnappa Gowtham’s wife’s name is Archana Sundar. The couple has been married since December 2019.

Early Life:

Like a typical Indian cricketer’s journey, Gowtham initially played tennis ball cricket and then played with the leather ball. However, cricket as a profession was never his first choice.


He was a part of his school’s NCC Air Wing camp and always wanted to become an Air Force pilot. But those cricket accessories are so fascinating that one can’t resist itself to get in those ‘outfits.’ And the same thing happened with Gowtham too.

In high school, he saw his friends practicing cricket wearing all types of equipment (like the helmet, pads, etc.). Well, he got the ‘kick .’ Only then did he decide to play cricket seriously.

Gowtham’s Biography:

Krishnappa Gowtham's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameKrishnappa Gowtham Yadav
Date of BirthOctober 20, 1988
Age35 years 7 months (in May, 2024)
Zodiac/Sun SignLibra
Birth PlaceBangalore, Karnataka, India
EducationNot known
Physical Stats:
Height (approx)6ft. 1” 
(1.85 m)
(185 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships:
MotherNot known
SiblingsNot known
Marital StatusMarried
WifeArchana Sundar
Playing RoleBowling allrounder
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Major TeamsIndia, Karnataka, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Malnad Gladiators, Lucknow Super Giants
Test Debut
ODI Debut
Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 23, 2021)
T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutUttar Pradesh vs Karnataka at Meerut (November 17, 2012)
List-A DebutJharkhand vs Karnataka at Kolkata (February 25, 2017)
T-20 DebutGoa vs Karnataka at Chennai (October 16, 2011|)

Cricket Career of Gowtham:

Gowtham started his cricket career by playing in an under-15 zonal tournament. Later, he played different age-level cricket for Karnataka, including under-22s and under-25s.

On October 16, 2011, he made his T20 debut for Karnataka against Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He scored only four runs in the match and bowled one over but couldn’t get any wicket.


The next year, in 2012, he made his Ranji debut against Uttar Pradesh. He picked two wickets in the match with the likes of Suresh Raina and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

Later, in February 2017, he started his List-A career by first playing against Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. A brilliant come back made by him, as he picked four wickets in the match and helped his team to win the game.

He made his ODI debut for India on July 23, 2021, against Sri Lanka.

Premier Leagues:

On September 11, 2009, Krishnappa made his debut in KarnatakaPremier League (KPL) for Malnad Gladiators against Bijapur Bulls. He opened the batting for Gladiators and scored 28 runs in 19 balls, including two sixes and two fours.

He scored quick 24 runs in the next match and picked three wickets that earned him his first MOM award.


Gowtham played for the same team in the next season. Later, in 2014, he played for Belagavi Panthers. Then, in KPL 2015 and KPL 2016, he played for Mysore Warriors.

The following season, in KPL 2017, he played only two games for Belagavi Panthers. And then, in 2019, he was a part of Bellary Tuskers.

Gowtham’s IPL career:

In 2017, Mumbai Indians bought him at the auction for Rs. 2 crores. However, he didn’t get to play in the tournament.

Krishnappa Gowtham played his first IPL match for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the year 2018. They bought him for 6.2 crore INR. He debuted against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he picked Brendon McCullum’s wicket as his maiden IPL wicket.

Gowtham with Jofra Archer

But, he came into the limelight when he hit 33 runs off 11 balls and helped his team win the match against Mumbai Indians.

He remained a part of RR for the next season too. Then, ahead of IPL 2020, Rajasthan traded him to Kings XI Punjab (now Kings Punjab).

Gowtham with MS Dhoni

Later, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought him for whopping 9.25 crores at the 2021 IPL auction. He didn’t get to play for them in the season. After that, Lucknow Supergiants bought him for 90 lakh INR for IPL 2022.

IPL Stats:
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Facts about Krishnappa Gowtham:

  • In 2021, he was named as one of the net bowlers for the Test series against England.
  • He has a tattoo of Lord Buddha on his upper arm.
Krishnappa with Turbunator
  • He used to resemble the action of former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
  • In 2019 TNPL, he hammered 134* runs and picked eight wickets in the same match against Shivamogga Lions.
  • Favorite:
    • Cricketer – Harbhajan Singh
    • Actor – Yash
    • Actress – Deepika Padukone
    • Holiday place – New Zealand
  • He loves traveling.
  • In 2008, Australia invited him for practice sessions, as his bowling action was similar to Harbhajan Singh.
  • He later changed his bowling action and improved it with the help of Erapalli Prasanna, a former spinner.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of Krishnappa?

Ans: 35 years 7 months (in May, 2024)

Q2: What is the height of Krishnappa Gowtham?

Ans: 6ft 1” (1.85 m or 185 cm)

Q3: Who is the wife of Krishnappa Gowtham?

Ans: Archana Sundar.

Q4: What is the jersey number of Krishnappa?

Ans:  Jersey no. 7

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