All About Prasidh Krishna And His Cricket Career

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Sports bring people together. When two strangers meet, and they share the same enthusiasm about a certain sport or athlete, there is a likelihood that they will be friends after a few minutes. Currently, Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is even more popular in India. India has produced many great athletes, but not many have the flexibility of Prasidh Krishna.

Prasidh Krishna is an Indian cricketer born on February 19th, 1996, and plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and Karnataka in domestic cricket. What many people don’t know about Krishna is that he’s a sports buff such that he has played several other sports aside from cricket, including volleyball and badminton, playing the games during his days in high school. He comes from a sporting family given that his mother played volleyball at a national level and his father represented his college in cricket, so it is understandable where his interest in volleyball and sports, in general, came from.

After exploring his options, Krishna decided to stick with cricket, and he made his first-class debut in 2015-16 where he took five wickets in his debut game and took another in the game that followed.  Later that year (2015) Krishna made his debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Jharkhand taking two wickets for 41 runs. Still, in 2015, Krishna tried for the MRF pace foundation and got selected. In 2018, he made his T20 debut playing against Punjab, giving up 44 runs in four overs.

He has been coached by legends of the game (cricket), including Glenn McGrath who coached him at MRF academy, and Australian legend Jeff Thomson who coached him at Cricket Australia’s Center of Excellence in 2019. Krishna has been helped by many people throughout his journey but he credits these two for his composure and calmness when playing. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and he has constantly hit the speed of 140 kilometers per hour. He has displayed some solid performances during his time at Rajasthan Royals, and in March 2021, he was awarded by getting selected to the national team for the ODI challenge. When he was selected, Krishna did not disappoint, becoming the first Indian bowler to take four wickets during his debut, wickets he took at a match against England. The match was played at Pune on 23rd March 2021.

Family Background of Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on February 19th, 1996. He’s an Indian citizen by birth and of the Indian ethnicity. He is the son of Murali Krishna (his father) who played cricket at a college level. His mother, on the other hand, Kalavathi Krishna was a volleyball player at her time, playing up to the state level. Both parents wanted their son to become an athlete and make it big. However, it was not easy for Krishna to choose the specific sport to play, but by the time he turned 14 years old, he decided to follow his dad’s footsteps and play cricket. Still, he was quite good at volleyball, thanks to his tall height which allowed him to excel in both sports. He has a younger sister called Prakurthi Krishna.

Krishna started playing cricket at a young age, following his father’s footsteps, and he represented his school team under Prahladrao Srinivasa Murthy who was a first-class cricket player during his time. In 2010 when he was only 14, Krishna was named in the state’s under-14 team while still at school at Carmel School. He made quick progress in cricket and by 2013, he was already representing Karnataka in the under-19 team. He schooled at Carmel School in Padmannabhanagar and later went to college at Mahavir Jain College where he graduated with a bachelor of commerce.

Personal Information About Prasidh Krishna

Full NamePrasidh Krishna
Height1.87 meters, 6 foot two
Date of Birth19th February 1996, making him 26 years old as of 2022
Location of BirthBangalore, Karnataka in India
Batting StyleRight-handed bat
SpouseNot married as of March 2022
ParentsMurali Krishna  (Father), Kalavathi Krishna (Mother)
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium-fast
SiblingsOne sister, Prakruthi Krishna
Teams played forRajasthan Royals, Karnataka cricket team, India national team
Zodiac SignPisces
Hair color/ Eye colorBlack/ Brown

Achievements of Prasidh Krishna

  • In March 2021, Prasidh Krishna made a record, picking up four wickets in his debut against England at Pune. He became the first Indian cricketer to achieve that feat in his debut game at an ODI game.
  • Krishna made his IPL debut in 2018 when he was 22 years old and had an impressive performance.
  • In the 2016-17 Season, Krishna was the second-highest wicket-taker at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • Krishna is one of the few Indian cricketers who have participated in more than one sport, given that Krishna participated in volleyball when he was younger and was pretty good at it.
  • Krishna has been coached by Australian cricket legends; Jeff Thomson and Glenn McGrath who he credits for helping him bring calmness into his game.
  • Krishna has played for some of the big names in the IPL, representing great teams like Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), before he made his debut in the league.
  • Krishna is one of the fastest bowlers in the game, clocking a blowing speed of up to 150.22 kilometers per hour.
  • In the 2022 auction, 10 Crores were used by Rajasthan Royals to buy Krishna in the team for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament, showing how important the team thinks he could be for them.

Prasidh Krishna Career All Formats

Domestic Career

Prasidh Krishna first came to prominence in 2015 when the Bangladesh team was touring India. He made his debut in the Ranji Trophy, playing for Karnataka who was the reigning champions of the trophy. This was the first time Krishna made it to top-flight cricket and he was part of the winning team since Karnataka won that match.He impressed in the match, picking up five wickets even though he was only a teenagerplayingagainst a decent lineup. In February 2017, he made his debut in the Vijay Hazare trophy, and he was the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. By 2018, Krishna was already being considered as one of the best bowlers who were not representing India in the national team. As a reward for his performances, he got a call up in the India A cricket team, representing the country at the 2018 A-team Quadrangular Series.

IPL Career

Even though Krishna was always talented, we won’t be wrong to say injuries for other players opened his IPL career. In 2018, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders to replace one of their injured players, Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Still, he did not make his debut in the team until Shivam Mavi was injured and Krishna was selected to replace him. The coach’s decision was spot on as Krishna went ahead and impressed in the tournament, picking up 14 wickets in 18 matches, and he keeps on improving. Krishna played for Kolkata Knight Riders for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons before he was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2022.

International/ ODI Career

Krishna made his ODI debut on March 23rd, 2021, representing India against England in a match played in Pune. He took the opportunity seriously, picking up four wickets in the match, becoming the first Indian cricketer to pick up four wickets in his debut game. His speed was one of the things that made him stand out alongside his cricket intelligence.

T20I Career

Krishna is yet to represent India in the T20I series, but if he keeps on dropping impressive performances in 2022, he will probably get a call up to represent India in the T20I world cup set to commence on October 16th, 2022.


  1. How old is Prasidh Krishna?

As of 2022, Prasidh Krishna is 26 years old.

  • Does Prasidh Krishna have a girlfriend?

Krishna keeps his relationship life private, so it is not clear if he has a girlfriend or not. It would be safe to assume he is single and concentrating on his career.

  • What is Prasidh Krishna’s fastest ball?

His fastest ball clocked a speed of 155.22 kilometers per hour.