Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (born 6 November 1996) is an Indian Cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu in Domestic Career Cricket and plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
|Full Name||Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore|
|Date of Birth||6 November 1996|
|R Sai Kishore Age||24 years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Batting Style||Left Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm orthodox|
|Physical Stats & More|
|R Sai Kishore Height (approx)||193 cm|
6’ 4” Inches
|Teams||Chepauk Super Gillies, Tamil Nadu, TUTI Patriots, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Chennai Super Kings|
Tripura vs Tamil Nadu at Chennai on October 14, 2017.
List A Debut:
Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu in Delhi on March 12, 2017.
Andhra vs Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam on January 08, 2018
|Career Turning Point||In the 2018-19 Ranji Season, Kishore was the highest wicket-taker for his team and proved his worth by picking 22 wickets in 6 matches and can be considered his career turning point.|
|Jersey Number||1 (Tamil Nadu)|
|Coach/Mentor||Stephen Flemming (IPL)|
|School||Vyasa Vidhyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School|
|College||Vivekananda College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in BCA and MBA|
Brother: Sai Prasad
Sister: Lakshika Shree.
|Hobbies||Traveling, Reading books.|
|Favourite Cricketers||Ravichandran Ashwin|
R Sai Kishore is a young left-arm off-spinner who has been very consistent with his performances in the domestic circuit.
Kishore made his debut in the List-A format for Tamil Nadu in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy against Gujarat on March 12, 2017. He impressed everyone with the ball and ended his spell with 2 wickets. A few months later, on October 14, 2017, Kishore made his debut in the longest format of the game against Tripura in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy.
He went wicketless on his debut and the match was drawn. In the 2018-19 Ranji Season, Kishore was the highest wicket-taker for his team and proved his worth by picking 22 wickets in 6 matches. He has 48 wickets to his name from his 17 games so far.
Talking about his T20 Career, The left-arm spinner made his debut against Andhra Pradesh on January 8, 2018. He has so far played 30 T20 games and has picked up 33 wickets. Kishore was also the highest wicket-taker in the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by picking up 20 wickets from his 12 games at an excellent economy rate of 4.63.
The Tamil Nadu lad was brilliant in the 2019-20 Domestic season and has always been a consistent performer in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). His ability with the ball also earned him an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings in 2020.
R Sai Kishore IPL Career
R Sai Kishore was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 IPL auctions after his impressive show in the 2019-20 domestic season for his base price of INR 20 lakhs.
He is yet to make his debut in the Indian Premier League but it will definitely be a great learning experience for the youngster to play alongside players like MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina. His video of dismissing MS dhoni in the nets went viral on social media before the start of the 2021 IPL season.
The Tamil Nadu lad surely has a bright future and his ability with the ball also includes that he is not far away from making his mark on the big stage.
Lesser Known Facts About R Sai Kishore
- He was born in Madipakkam and he is the 2nd player to play in the IPL from this place after Vijay Shankar.
- Sai Kishore is very educated. The spinner also has an MBA degree under his belt.
- He is a huge fan of Ravichandran Ashwin and also considers him as his role model.
- Harbhajan Singh’s advice to Kishore in the IPL helped him a lot.
- The left-arm spinner had an ugly spat with R Ashwin after he celebrated wildly after picking a wicket.
- His video of dismissing MS dhoni in the nets went viral on social media before the start of the 2021 IPL season.