Krishnappa Gowtham Biography – An allrounder whose bowling action was so like Harbhajan Singh that Australians invited him for practice sessions!
Early Life of Krishnappa Gowtham:
Krishnappa Gowtham was born on October 20, 1988, in Karnataka, India.
Like a typical Indian cricketer’s journey, Gowtham iniatally used to play tennis ball cricket and then started playing 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.
He was in his High school when he saw his friends practicing cricket wearing all equipments (like helmet, pads, etc.). Well, he got the ‘kick’ and only then he decided to play cricket seriously.
Krishnappa Gowtham Biography:
|Krishnappa Gowtham's Profile:|
|Full Name||Krishnappa Gowtham Yadav|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1988|
|Age||32 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Height (approx)||6ft. 1” |
|Family & Relationships:|
|Playing Role||Bowling allrounder|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Major Teams||India, Karnataka, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Malnad Gladiators.|
|ODI Debut||Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 23, 2021)|
|First-Class Debut||Uttar Pradesh vs Karnataka at Meerut (November 17, 2012)|
|List-A Debut||Jharkhand vs Karnataka at Kolkata (February 25, 2017)|
|T-20 Debut||Goa vs Karnataka at Chennai (October 16, 2011|)|
Gowtham’s 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’s wife’s name is Archana Sundar. The couple has been married since December 2019.
Cricket Career of Gowtham:
Gowtham started off his cricket career by playing in a 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 Mustaq Ali Trophy. He scored only four runs in the match, and also 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 Jharkahand 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 match.
He made his ODI debut for India on July 23, 2021, against Sri Lanka.
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On September 11, 2009, Krishnappa made his debut in Karanatak Premier 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. In the next match, he scored quick 24 runs and also picked three wickets that earned him his first MOM award.
He 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 next 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 INR. He made his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad. His maiden IPL wicket was Brendon McCullum.
But, he came into lime-light when he hit 33 runs of 11 balls and helped his team to 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).
Later, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought him for whopping 9.25 crores.
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.
- He used to resemble the action of former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
- In 2019 TNPL, he hammered 134* runs and picked 8 wickets in the same match against Shivamogga Lions.
- Cricketer – Harbhajan Singh
- Actor – Yash
- Actress – Deepika Padukone
- Holiday place – New Zealand
- He loves travelling.
- 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, former spinner.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Krishnappa Gowtham?
Ans: 32 years (in 2021)
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 Gowtham?
Ans: Jersey no. 7
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