The star wicketkeeper-batsman in the domestic cricket earned roped his way through the Test side of the national cricket team. Srikar Bharat is the domestic cricketer who plays for Andhra Cricket Team.
The right-hander gave a series of constant performances in the domestic games. Owing to his amazing keeping skills, Srikar earned a spot in the national team for the historic pink-ball game in Kolkata.
Srikar is the best wicket-keeper available to India at present. Apparently, the Indian team management wanted to have a closer look at his skills. The 26-year-old cricketer came to light for his ‘keeping skills, ahead of the tour of New Zealand’.
Srikar Bharat happy to learn from the seniors, and his idol Virat Kohli
Srikar Bharat was a part of the day/night Test cricket against Bangladesh that recently held in Kolkata. Speaking of the game, Srikar expressed his happiness to get selected for the Test side of the national team. For him, it was like a dream come true to make it to the India national cricket team and join hands with his idol Virat Kohli.
“It was a dream come true and hard work always pays dividends,” Bharat said, after becoming the first person from Visakhapatnam to have found a spot in the Indian Test Squad. “Being part of the Indian team was a great learning experience. I want to learn from my seniors, including my idol Virat Kohli.”
Meanwhile, by the end of the Test series against Bangladesh, skipper Kohli handed over the silverware to Srikar as per the tradition to let the newbie cricketers memorize the victory.
The right-hander has honed his skills during the List A cricket. He has played 51 List-A matches where he averaged at 28.14, scoring a total of 1351 runs.
Meanwhile, in the first-class cricket, Srikar averages at 37.58, scoring a total of 3909 runs. He has hooked eight centuries and 20 half-centuries with 482 fours and 72 sixes. Apart from the big scores, Srikar has also taken 232 catches and made 27 stumps in the first-class career.