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

Published on: Jan 12, 2019 2:50 pm IST|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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