KS Bharat’s love affair with Cricket started when he was only 4 years old. Growing up, he would spend most of his time playing cricket on the streets and his balcony.
When most of the children of his age were watching Cricket on Television, Kona Srikar Bharat was taking a ring-side view inside the cricket stadiums. He was only 8 years old at that time. Stationed at cricket grounds as a ball boy, KS Bharat watched numerous glorious moments in Indian Cricket history.
His father too didn’t wait too long to get him enrolled in the cricket training centre. He exhibited impressive performances at the junior level and as a result, broke into the under-13 team at just 10 years of age.
Sitting at the fence as a ball boy at Vishakhapatnam in 2005, KS Bharat saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni producing carnage against Pakistan in the second ODI of the series. His 148-run knock had a huge impact on the then 11-year old KS Bharat and bolstered his ambitions to become a top-level cricketer.
KL Bharat made rapid strides in age-level cricket and at 19 years of age, he made his Ranji debut for Andhra. He played his first Ranji game against Kerala in 2012. Strangely, before he made his debut as a wicket-keeper batsman, Bharat had kept wickets in only 2 games. However, when the opportunity presented, he took it from both hands. Today, the 27-year old is regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers at the moment in Indian Cricket. He has, so far, played 78 first-class matches and 51 List-A games, scoring 4283 and 1351 runs respectively.
After enjoying a superb season in 2015, KS Bharat was signed up by Delhi Capitals of an amount of INR 10 Lakhs. He is yet to make his debut in the Indian Premier League. The Andhra batsman was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021 auctions for his base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
Full Name – Kona Srikar Bharat
Role: – Wicket-keeper batsman
KS Bharat Height: – 5’11 inches
Weight: – Not known
Eye Colour: – Black
Hair Colour: – Black
Date of Birth- 3 October 1993
KS Bharat Age (on March 2021) : 27 years
Birth Place: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Coach/Mentor: – J Krishna Rao
On 6th August 2020, KS Bharat tied the knots with his longtime girlfriend Anjali. He took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. Apparently, both were dating each other for the past 10 years.
Test: – DNP
ODI: – DNP
T20I: – DNP
KS Bharat IPL Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bought at 20 Lac in IPL 2021 Auction)
Major Teams: Andhra, East Zone, South Zone, Delhi Capitals, Rest of India, India Red, India Blue, India B, India A, Board Presidents XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore
KS Bharat Batting Stats
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