When You Train With Best, You Only Get Better: India's New Net Bowler R Sai Kishore

Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore has undergone a gradual transformation that started with his role as the primary force behind Tamil Nadu's Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory, continued with an IPL signing with Chennai Super Kings and culminated in a chance to feature for India's Sri Lanka tour as a backup bowler. His recognition as a left-arm spinner was aided by his intense curiosity and determination to learn as much as possible, all of which was displayed during his month-long stint with CSK before the IPL suspension due to COVID-19.

R Sai Kishore’s Words

R Sai Kishore claims that playing for CSK has improved his skills significantly. After being selected for his first national challenge as a bowler, R Sai Kishore said that practising with the best of the greatest automatically improves a player’s performance.

Sai Kishore's improvement has been impressive just by practising with the CSK team, and the exposure has been priceless. The environment maintains his motivation and good care he receives from management. The 24-year-old has 126 wickets for Tamil Nadu across three different formats, and his excellent T20 economy rate is just six runs. He thinks his overall game awareness has improved since joining CSK nets.

Praises for Mahi 

The Tamil Nadu spinner said that just being around the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a tremendous learning experience when asked if he tutored him at CSK. Sai Kishore learned so much just by being around the captain (MS Dhoni). While Dhoni's many bits of wisdom may seem like common sense, they are like gems to him. After working with Dhoni at CSK, Sai Kishore improved his game plans and learned how to use his skills better. He said it is a privilege to watch MSD and others prepare.

More About Kishore’s Career

During the Tamil Nadu T20 League in 2016, Sai got into an ugly altercation with India's top bowler R. Ashwin, initially attracting negative publicity. However, the incident inspired him to improve, and he finished the season with his fourth wicket haul. He then scored the most goals in the next league season with 17.

Sai also topped Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy wicket-taking charts for the 2018–19 season with 22 wickets in six matches. During the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, he had a fantastic economy rate of 4.63 and took 20 wickets in 12 matches. Notably, 15 of his 20 wickets were taken in the Powerplay, demonstrating his ability to produce significant early runs. The CSK team bought him in the auction for the 13th season of the Indian T20 league after noticing his skill and talent for bowling in the first six overs. They kept him for the next season.

R Sai Kishore earned considerable money playing cricket in the IPL for the likes of Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. He receives match fees, endorsements and his IPL salary in addition to an annual income of over Rs. 3 crores. Sai Kishore, a rising cricketer, shows hopes for a brighter future, all thanks to this outstanding performance.

What happened to R Sai Kishore?
It took him a long time to finally make it into the major leagues. He spent two years with Chennai Super Kings (2020, 2021) before debuting in 2022 with Gujarat Titans. Despite his relatively good performance, he was forced to sit out this season due to team needs.
What is R Sai Kishore’s IPL team?
During the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Gujarat Titans paid Rs. 3 crores to acquire Sai Kishore, a skilful left-arm orthodox spinner with a good batting style.
How old is R Sai Kishore?
R Sai Kishore was born on 6th November 1996 and is currently 26 years old.