This bowler from Karnataka is at number two in the list of highest wicket-takers for India in ODIs.
Javagal Srinath is India’s second most successful bowler in ODIs. (File Pic)
If the list of India’s best fast bowlers is prepared, it will be incomplete without Javagal Srinath. Of course, at present, India’s fast bowling is an example for other countries. Today the country has bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but there was a time when Indian bowling was the responsibility of Srinath. This era was the tour of the 90s. Today i.e. 30th August is Srinath’s birthday. He was born in 1969 in Mysore, Karnataka.
Srinath has been one of the few players in India who are highly educated. He has an engineering degree but it was his love for cricket that got Srinath playing for the team. Srinath may also have remained like those young cricketers who dream of playing for Team India, but one of India’s finest batsmen caught sight of Srinath and from here Srinath’s career started.
Gundappa Vishwanath recognized talent
Srinath was playing a club match in Karnataka when Gundappa Viswanath, one of India’s finest batsmen, caught sight of him and was very impressed to see him, so impressed that he suggested Srinath’s name for the Karnataka team and then 1989-90 He made his first class debut in He played this match against Hyderabad and took a hat-trick in the first innings. He took a total of five wickets in this innings.
Wanted to retire, Ganguly stopped
How important Srinath was to Team India and how the captain relied on him, it can be understood from the fact that Sourav Ganguly, one of India’s most successful captains, had stopped Srinath from retiring. Srinath wanted to say goodbye to international cricket in 2002 but Ganguly stopped him from doing so because Ganguly wanted Srinath to play the 2003 World Cup. Srinath took part in this World Cup and became the highest wicket-taker for India in this tournament. Team India played the final in this World Cup in which it was defeated by Australia.
read this also
This is the record in ODIs
If we see Srinath’s career, he played 67 matches for India and took 236 wickets. In ODIs, he represented India in 229 matches and managed to take 315 wickets. He is the second highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs. In this case, no bowler of the present time is even near Srinath. At number one, his partner is Anil Kumble from Karnataka. Kumble has 334 wickets to his name.
Stay Tuned to Janta Yojana for more Sports news.