Following the footsteps of his statesman Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar also started as a batsman before making his name as a handy off-spinner. He got his breakthough when he was selected to play for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 edition of IPL after being named as the replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin who was nursing a fingure injury at that time. His most remarkable performance came in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians when he scalped 3 wickets which helped the Pune franchise reach the final. Later that year in December he made his debut for India in a home series against Sri Lanka in the limited overs format.
|Height (approx.):||185 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||74 kg|
|Date of Birth:||5th Oct 1999|
|Age (as on 2017):||18 years|
|Birth Place:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Libra|
|School:||St Bede’s School, Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications:||Currently pursuing 10+2|
|Coach/Mentor:||M Senthilnatahan and M Venkataramana|
|Address:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|ODI:||13th Dec 2017 vs Sri Lanka at Mohali|
|T20:||24th Dec 2017 vs Sri Lanka at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai|
|Jersey Number:||#555 (IPL), #55(International), #5(India U19)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Tamil Nadu, Royal Challengers Bangalore, TUTI Patriots, Rising Pune Supergiant, Indian Board Presidents XI, India Red.|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point|
- In the Rising Pune Supergiant trials 2017, he regularly took the wicket of Steven Smith and stunned the selectors.
- In Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016, he took 11 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 12 with an economy of 5.54.
- Till May 2017, Washington Sundar’s best T20I bowling figures are 3 wickets off 23 runs.
- He chipped in with 3 wickets conceding just 16 runs in the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2017 playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sunil Gavaskar|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Shane Warne|
|Favourite Football Team:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL 11:||Rs. 3.3 Crore|
|Awards and recognitions|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Smoking- No
- Drinking Alcohol- No
- His father is a Ranji Level cricketer and he wanted his son to play for India one day. His father had a godfather Mr. Washington, who used to help him financially for his schooling and cricket goods. Therefore, the former was named by his father as Washington in order to pay tribute to latter’s godfather.
- He still opens the batting sometimes for his state as initially he used to be a batsman.