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Kona Srikar Bharat Biography (RCB) | Career | Lesser Known Facts

Kona Srikar Bharat:  K.S. Bharat or Srikar Bharat is an Indian cricketer who plays as a wicket-keeper batsman for the Andhra cricket team in domestic cricket.

Making his first-class debut at the age of 19 against Kerala in 2012-13, KS Bharat came into the limelight a couple of years later in 2015 when he set a record in the Ranji Trophy becoming the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to notch up a triple hundred in the country’s premier first-class tournament.

Interestingly, KS Bharat’s personal life too got some interesting incidents. Bharat marries Anjali Nedunuri on August 5, 2020 after dating for 10 years. Check out his biography below:

Kona Srikar Bharat Biography 

Full Name Kona Srikar Bharat
Nick Name Srikar Bharat/KS Bharat
Date of Birth October 3, 1993
Birth Place Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac Sign Libra
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Family Father – Srinivasa Rao
Mother – Kona Devi
Sister – Manoghna Lokesh
Martial Status Married
Wife Name Anjali Nedunuri
Profession Cricketer
Role Wicket keeping Batsman
Batting Style Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style Right Arm Off Break Bowler
Teams Played Andhra, East Zone, South Zone, Delhi Capitals, Rest of India, India Red, India Blue, India B, India A, Board Presidents XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, India
Debut FC – Andhra vs Kerala at Cuddapah – December 29, 2012 – January 01, 2013
List A -Andhra vs Tamil Nadu at Bangalore – February 20, 2012
T20 – Andhra vs Tamil Nadu at Bhadravati – March 17, 2013
International Debut Test – vs Australia at Nagpur – February 9, 2023
T20I – N/A
IPL Debut vs KKR at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Sep 20, 2021
Favourite Cricketer MS Dhoni, Mitchell Starc
Coach/Mentor J. Krishna Rao

Kona Srikar Bharat Early Life

  • Kona Srikar Bharat was born on October 3, 1993, in Visakhapatnam, India.
  • His father Srinivasa Rao is a Naval Dockyard employee and his mother’s name is Kona Devi.
  • Bharat’s father enrolled his name in the Local Cricket Association as a Ball Boy.
  • By the time he turned 10, he had already started playing cricket.
  • During one of his trials, Mr J. Krishna Rao, his coach, saw his talent and started guiding him later.
  • When Bharat was 12 years old, Rao asked him for wicket-keeping as his reflexes were so impressive at that little age.
  • He has played matches for Under 13 to the Under 19 cricket team for Andhra Pradesh.
KS Bharat with his family
KS Bharat with his family

KS Bharat Career

Domestic Career

  • Bharat made his first-class debut at an age of 19 in 2012 against Kerala in 2012-13 Ranji Trophy Season.
  • Srikar started his List-A career with Vijay Hazare Trophy against Tamil Nadu in 2012 and played his first Vijay Hazare match on 20th February 2012.
  • In February 2015, he became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Bharat aggregated a whopping 758 runs in 9 matches in the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy.
  • Opening the innings, Bharat amassed a colossal 308 off just 311 deliveries for Andhra Pradesh against Goa in Ongole in February 2015.
KS Bharat triple century
KS Bharat scored a triple century in Ranji Trophy on 6th February 2015
  • He registered one more hundred (apart from his record triple) and two fifties and has been a consistent scorer for Andhra in the prestigious tournament.
  • His other standout hundred came against Vidarbha in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy in Vijayawada.
  • Batting at number five, he scored an unbeaten 102 in the second innings to save the match for his team.
  • In July 2018, he was named in the squad for India Blue for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.

International Career

  • In November 2019, Bharat was added to India’s Test squad for the second Test against Bangladesh, as cover for Wriddhiman Saha.
  • In May 2021, Bharat was added to India’s Test squad for their series against England as cover for Wriddhiman Saha.
  • In November 2021, Bharat took the field in the 1st Test for India against defending world test champions New Zealand during the New Zealand tour of India in 2021 as a replacement for the injured Wriddhiman Saha.
    • In the match, he was required to stand behind the stumps where he managed to take 2 catches and also dismissed Tom Latham for 95 by stumping him off of Axar Patel’s bowling.
  • Bharat was named in India’s Test squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka in February 2022.
  • In May 2022, he was again named in India’s Test squad, this time for the rescheduled fifth Test against England.
  • In February 2023, Bharat made his Test debut against Australia during Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
    • In the 1st Test on February 9, 2023, Srikar Bharat dismissed Marnus Labuschagne in Jadeja’s delivery and register his first international stumping.
KS Bharat’s celebration after making his first international stumping


  • In January 2020, he was added to the Indian squad for the One Day International (ODI) series against Australia, after Rishabh Pant suffered a concussion.
KS Bharat with team India
KS Bharat with team India in the dressing room


  • In February 2015 he was signed up for Rs. 10 lakhs by the Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils(now Delhi Capitals)
  • In February 2021 IPL Auction, RCB bought KS Bharat for the base price of INR 20 Lac.
    • KS Bharat smashes a winning six for the RCB in IPL 2021 last league match against Delhi Capitals and impressed everyone.
  • In IPL 2022 mega auction, Delhi Capitals roped KS Bharat for INR 2 crores with a base price of INR 20 Lakhs. Like the 2015 season, he did not get a chance to play a game and was released by the Delhi franchise ahead of the next season.
  • In IPL 2023 Auction, Bharat was purchased by Gujarat Titans for INR 1.20 crore with a base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
KS Bharat playing wicket keeping role in RCB team match
KS Bharat playing wicket keeping role in the RCB team match

KS Bharat Stats

Indian Premier League

Year Mat Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 4s 6s
Career 10 199 78* 28.43 122.09 0 1 12 8
2022 2 8 8 4 114.29 0 0 2 0
2021 8 191 78* 38.2 122.43 0 1 10 8

Lesser Known Facts About Kona Srikar Bharat

  • Kona Srikar Bharat is the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to notch up a triple hundred in the country’s premier first-class tournament
  • Bharat is married to Anjali Nedunuri. The couple married on August 5, 2020. They dated each other for 10 years and finally married in 2020.
KS Bharat Marriage date
KS Bharat married KS Bharat marriage on August 5, 2020
  • Hari loves playing at Chennai Ground.
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