Krishnappa Gowtham (born 20 October 1988) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka. He made his international debut for India in July 2021.
Note : the name Krishnappa is kannad Form of Krishnaut( Yadav), and the person should be referred to by the given name, Gowtham.
|Full name||Krishnappa Gowtham|
|Born||20 October 1988 (age 33)|
|Birth Place||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|National side||India (2021)|
|Only ODI (cap 238)||23 July 2021 v Sri Lanka|
Gowtham’s professional career began when he was picked for the under-15 Zonal Tournament in Bangalore where he emerged as the second-highest wicket-taker. He played his first Ranji Trophy game for Karnataka in November 2012, against Bengal, and picked up two wickets, both in the second innings.
In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season, Gowtham picked up two consecutive five-wicket hauls, against Delhi and Assam, helping his team win both the games. In the latter game, he returned his career-best figures of 7/108.
In February 2017, Gowtham was bought by the Mumbai Indians team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 2 crores. He made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.
In October 2017, Gowtham scored his maiden first-class century, batting for Karnataka against Assam in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.
In January 2018, Gowtham was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. In October 2018, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
On 23 August 2019, in a Karnataka Premier League (KPL) match for Bellary Tuskers against Shivamogga Lions, Gowtham scored 134 runs off 56 deliveries and took 8 wickets for 15 runs. However, the matches in the KPL do not have full Twenty20 status. In October 2019, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
In January 2021, Gowtham was named as one of five net bowlers in India’s Test squad for their series against England. In February 2021, Gowtham was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. Gowtham became the most expensive uncapped player in the history of IPL, with a price of INR 9.25 crores.
In June 2021, Gowtham was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut on 23 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka. His maiden international wicket was Minod Bhanuka.
In February 2022, he was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
A Street-cricket prodigy and nicknamed Bhajji after his idol Harbhajan Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham is a emerging off-spinner and explosive lower-order batsman from Karnataka. His affinity towards Harbhajan was profound that he even emulated his bowling style and was called up to bowl in the nets for the Australian team in Bangalore in 2008 because of the uncanny resemblance.
Nurtured and groomed by the legend Erapalli Prasanna, Gowtham grew leaps and bounds to make it to the state side at junior levels. At 24, he made his first-class debut for Karnataka in 2012 against Uttar Pradesh where he picked up 2 wickets in the match, but it wasn’t enough to justify his place in the XI.
Lean patch haunted the off-spinner and he evanesced out of the circuit. Fast-forward to 2017, he is one of the leading spinners for Karnataka. Good things come to people who wait and Gowtham is a prime example. He tinkered his bowling action and a rejuvenated Gowtham re-entered Karnataka Ranji Team in 2016 on the back of fine performances in the Karnataka Premier League. He turned out to be a vital cog in the bowling unit claiming 27 wickets in eight matches. Those displays spurred the selectors to pick him in the India A squad for a tour game against the visiting Aussies in 2017.
Gowtham grabbed the opportunity with both hands – smashing a quickfire 74 off just 68 balls. In September 2017, he was sidelined for India A selection on disciplinary reasons. It was found that he missed a Duleep Trophy game owing to illness and went onto play in the Karnataka Premier League. He later tendered unconditional apology for his mistake.
Gowtham continues to prosper in first-class cricket, beginning the 2017/18 Ranji Trophy with a bang – picking up seven wickets across two innings and essayed his maiden first-class ton to script a memorable victory for Karnataka over Assam. He was picked up by the Royals in 2018 at the auctions.
IPL through the years
Krishnappa Gowtham was picked up for a surprisingly high price (for an uncapped player) by the Mumbai Indians in 2017. His ability to bowl restrictive off-spin and tonk the ball hard made him a tempting proposition but he didn’t get a game that season and was ultimately released for the fresh auctions in 2018. The Rajasthan Royals, known for their talent scouting, picked up Gowtham at a reasonable rate and he eventually made his debut in the IPL. Since his first game, he became an automatic starter in the RR XI due to the balance he provided with bat and ball. While a more celebrated all-rounder like Ben Stokes was struggling, Gowtham managed to impress one and all with his game-changing cameos and utility with the ball. A matured customer, the Karnataka lad is expected to once again figure in the scheme of things for RR in the 2019 season and he will be keen to better his previous year’s performances.
Krishnappa Gowtham (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Controversy, Family, Biography & More
|Real Name||Krishnappa Gowtham|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm|
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg|
in pounds– 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 inches|
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
|International Debut||Did Not Play|
|Jersey Number||#55 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Malnad Gladiators, Mumbai Indians|
|Career Turning Point||He took 18 wickets in his first three matches of 2016 Ranji Trophy and was selected for the India A team in 2017.|
|Date of Birth||20 October 1988|
|Age (as in 2017)||29 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Parents||Names Not Known|
|Favourite Cricketer||Harbhajan Singh|
|Salary (as in 2018)||₹6.2 crore (IPL)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Krishnappa Gowtham
- Does Krishnappa Gowtham smoke?: Not Known
- Does Krishnappa Gowtham drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He met and work closely with the Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna during a camp conducted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).
- He was the second highest wicket-taker in the under-15 zonal tournament.
- His off-spin bowling resembles the style of the Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh.
Krishnappa gowtham FAQs
Krishnappa Gowtham is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka. He made his international debut for India in July 2021.
20 October 1988 (age 33).
Read also :
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Jayant Yadav Biography
- Suryakumar Yadav Biography
- Umesh Yadav Biography
- Lalit Yadav Biography
/ 6 years ago
Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia...