Shreyas Gopal Biography- A cricketer who turned to a leading bowler from a proper cricket batsman!
Sports Blood in veins of Gopal’s Family:
Shreyas Gopal was introduced to sports his parents. He used to play Badminton and would do Skating, but he preferred cricket rather than other sports.
Shreyas’ father, Gopal Ramaswamy, had been a club cricketer who had played cricket for 20 years. His mother, Amitha Ramaswamy, is also has been associated with sports, as she is a former state-level volleyball player.
From Batsman to a Bowling-All-rounder:
Shreyas Gopal started playing cricket as a proper lower-order batsman who can bowl also. He used to bowl leg-break that time, but with no great control.
As time goes on, he improved his bowling skills and started playing in his team as the main spin bowler with good batting skills.
Shreyas Gopal Biography:
|Shreyas Gopal's Profile|
|Full Name||Ramaswamy Shreyas Gopal|
|Date of Birth||September 04, 1993|
|Age||25 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Bengaluru, Karnatka|
|School||Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru|
|College||Jain University, Bengaluru|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Family & Relationships|
Former Cricketer & Director of Sports Management Firm.
Former Volleyball Player
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||India Under-19s, Karnataka, Karnataka Under-15s, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, South Zone|
|First-Class Debut||Karnataka vs Mumbai, Bengaluru, (2013)|
|List-A Debut||Karnataka vs Andhra, Secunderabad, (2014)|
|T-20 Debut||Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians. Ahmedabad, (2014)|
Shreyas Gopal’s Cricket Career:
Gopal had played for under-13, under-16, and under-19 age-level cricket as a captain. He is still the youngest cricketer to represent the state in the under-13 category.
On December 22, 2013, Gopal made his Ranji debut against Mumbai. He made 11 runs in the first innings and 0 in the second innings. However, he took a total of five wickets in that match including the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Shardul Thakur. He took 22 wickets with an average of 18.22 in his first Ranji season.
Later, on November 7, 2014, he started his List A career for Karnataka against Andhra at Secunderabad where he didn’t get the chance to bat, and couldn’t even manage to get any wicket.
Rahul Dravid’s ‘Gift’:
Once Shreyas Gopal was playing in a tournament and luckily Rahul Dravid saw his performance and got impressed by his performance. Later, Rahul gifted his own personal kit to him.
Now, you might be wondering what’s so special in the kit? Here’s the answer, Dravid gifted that ‘kit’ which he used in his last match against England in the year 2011.
Shreyas Gopal – Emerging IPL Player:
Mumbai Indians bought Shreyas Gopal for the 2014 IPL at his base price of INR 10 lakh. He made his debut for Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan, where he took two wickets at an economy of 6.25.
Later, he got to play just one match each in the 2016 IPL and the 2017 IPL season for Mumbai Indians. Then, Rajasthan Royals signed him for 20 lakhs for the 2018 IPL. His maiden wicket whilst playing for the Rajasthan Royals is Virat Kohli, even he took the wicket of AB de Villiers in the same match.
Gopal is the only bowler who took the wickets of Virat and AB thrice in a single match of the IPL.
On April 30th, 2019, Shreyas Gopal took his first-ever IPL hat-trick against RCB which includes the wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Marcus Stoinis. He gave just 12 runs in that match.
Before him, English all-rounder Sam Curran took the first hat-trick of the IPL 2019.
|Shreyas Gopal's IPL stats|
Facts about Shreyas Gopal:
- Gopal’s inspirations are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble.
- He used to copy the action of his idol Anil Kumble.
- Shreyas loves to read sports biographies in his free time.
- His celebrity crush is Deepika Padukone.
- Batsman: Rahul Dravid
- Bowler: Anil Kumble
- Food: North-Indian
- Music: Bollywood Music
- Rahul Chahar
- Lungi Ngidi
- Riyan Parag Das
- Kane Williamson
- Tom Curran
- Mayank Agarwal
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Shubman Gill
- J0sh Philippe
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