5 Unknown Facts About Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore

Left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, a 24-year-old cricketer from Tamil Nadu, plays both positions. During the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for a base price of 20 thousand crowns. He made his Tamil Nadu debut during the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy and impressed with his deliberate left-arm spin. Under the guidance of former Tamil Nadu spinner Ramkumar, he improved his performance after encountering difficulties.

R Sai Kishore gained his recognition as one of the five Indian bowlers for the 2021 limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka. Eventually, he joined the main squad due to a shortage of players related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 Things you might not know about Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
  • A diehard fan of Ravichandran Ashwin

Sai is adamant that he can have a successful career like that of R Ashwin, the renowned Test spinner for India. During R Sai Kishore’s debut in Tamil Nadu, he had the unique opportunity to share the dressing room with R Ashwin. Moreover, he looks forward to facing India's best Test bowler in 2021. It is important to note that Ashwin and Kishore share the same jersey number, 99.

  • The most wicket-taker in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2019

R Sai Kishore got the honour of taking the most wickets in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He performed fantastically throughout the competition, leaving everyone in awe of his abilities. Kishore proved his mettle by securing 20 wickets in a total of 12 games. He had a remarkable 4.63 economy.

  • He was involved in a heated argument, which prompted Ashwin to provide advice

During TNPL 2016, Kishore got into a heated argument that taught him a lesson from Ravichandran Ashwin, who was his inspiration. Sai and batsman N Jagadeesan had a heated argument during the event. After Jagadeesan's dismissal, Kishore celebrated lavishly and even pushed N Jagadeesan in the process. However, R Ashwin stepped in to settle the dispute. Sai's actions on the field disappointed Ashwin, who took the opportunity to give him some necessary advice.

  • During the 2019 IPL, MS Dhoni destroyed R Sai Kishore 

R Sai Kishore attended CSK's pre-season camp for IPL 2019, which Dhoni conducted. The first two days of this period, he bowled to the ČSK captain. But Dhoni violently attacked Kishore and knocked him to the ground. India's veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh paid close attention to Kishore's performances. Sai then asked Harbhajan for advice on how to react in a scenario where a player like Dhoni attacks.

The seasoned spinner advised the young bowler to relax and believe in his abilities. Sai Kishore listened to Harbhajan's advice and performed brilliantly against Dhoni in the following warm-up matches.

  • R Sai Kishore became the team's captain in the TNPL.

His prodigious skill became clear when Kishore emerged as the top wicket-taker in a season, particularly in the 2017 TNPL, where he took 17 wickets. His career underwent a critical turning point due to this outstanding performance. He was responsible for serving as the Trichy Warriors team captain during the 2019 TNPL season.

R Sai Kishore took 48 wickets in 17 first-class games. The left-arm spinner took 54 wickets in 33 List A games and 43 in 38 T20 matches. All these figures show nothing but a bright cricket career from this emerging player. 

Where does R Sai Kishore come from?
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore hails from the city of Chennai.
What is R Sai Kishore’s IPL team?
During the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Gujarat Titans paid Rs. 3 crores to hire Sai Kishore, a left-arm orthodox spinner with a good hitting style.
When was R Sai Kishore born?
This spinner from Chennai was both on 6th November 1996 and is currently 26 years old.