Venkatesh Prasad (Former Indian Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

Updated on: Aug 9, 2019 5:12 pm IST

  • Venkatesh Prasad is a former Indian Cricketer who made his debut in the year 1994 and considered as one of the fastest bowlers in Indian Cricket. He had a short career in cricket and was filled with a lot a struggle and injuries. Due to this, he was dropped out of the team.

    He represented India for seven years with his tremendous bowling skills and was the man behind India’s successful bowling in the late ’90s. Moreover, he received Arjuna Award in the year 2000 and was also declared Ceat International Cricketer of the year in 1996/97.


    Name: Venkatesh Prasad

    Nickname: Venky 

    Role: Bowler 

    Cricket Career

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    International Debut

    Test: vs. England at Edgbaston, Jun 06, 1996 

    ODI: vs. New  Zealand at AMI Stadium, Apr 02, 1994

    T20I: NA 

    Jersey Number: NA

    Career Turning Point: He came into limelight after his first ten wickets haul in test cricket against South Africa in Durban. 

    Major Teams: India, Karnataka


    • He gives his career-best performance ina steep pitch of Chennai in 1999, Where he took 6 for 33 in the 2nd innings against Pakistan.
    • Prasad took 96 wickets in 33 Tests at an average of 35, and 196 wickets in 161 ODI’s at an average of 32.30.

    Wife and Children

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    Marital Status: Married 

    Affairs/Girlfriends: NA

    Wife: Jayanthi Prasad

    Marriage Date: NA

    Children: Prithvi Prasad (Son)


    Awards and recognitions

    • Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2000.
    • 2 Man of the Match

    Physical Appearance

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    Height (approx.): 6ft 3in

    Weight (approx.): 77kg

    Eye Colour: Black 

    Hair Colour: Grey 

    Personal Life

    Date of Birth: 5 August 1969

    Age (as of May 2019): 49 Years

    Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka

    Nationality: Indian 

    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Leo

    School: NA

    College: NA

    Educational Qualifications: NA

    Signature: NA


    Father: Bapu Krishna Rama Rao

    Mother: NA 

    Sister: NA

    Brother: NA

    Coach/Mentor: NA

    Religion: NA

    Address: Bangalore, Karnataka


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    Hobbies: NA

    Cricketers: NA

    Lesser Known Facts

    • Venkatesh acted in the Kannad movie Sachin! Tendulkar Alla, which was released in 2014.
    • After dropping out of the Test match in Sri Lanka in the year 2001. He couldn’t make it to the finals and retired from all the form cricket in the year 2005.
    • And then he becomes the coach of India Under-19 cricket team in 2006, and the team ended up as a runner up in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
    • Also, he was appointed as a bowling coach of India in the tour of Bangladesh in the year 2007.
    • He didn’t pick a single wicket in his 1st ODI.



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