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Prasidh Krishna

Muralikrishna Prasidh Krishna is an Indian international cricketer who has played for India in One Day International and Twenty20 formats. A right-arm fast bowler, Prasidh represents Karnataka in domestic cricket and is part of the franchise Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Fondly known as “Skiddy”, the cricketer holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in a One Day International debut by bagging 4 wickets in his maiden ODI match for India against England on 23 March 2021.

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Prasidh Krishna Physical Stats

Full NameMuralikrishna Prasidh Krishna
Birth PlaceBangalore, Karnataka
Birth Date19 February 1996
Age27 years
Height6 feet 2 inches
Weight71 Kg
Eye color Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Zodiac SignPisces
QualificationsGraduation in commerce
ProfessionIndian Cricketer
FatherMurali Krishna
Mother Kalavathi
Net Worth INR$1.5 million

Prasidh Krishna Family

Prasidh was born on 19 February 1996 to Murali Krishna, a fast bowler during his college days, and Kalavathi, a former state-level volleyball player. The cricketer also has a younger sister.

Prasidh Krishna Relationships

Prasidh Krishna Wife

For a long time, the cricketer was in a relationship with Rachana Krishna, a techie. A computer science engineering graduate, Rachana currently works as a Product Manager with Dell Technologies in Texas, United States. In the past, she has worked with Cisco and went on to found DigiZine, an edtech firm in 2019. On June 8th, 2023, Prasidh tied the knot with Rachana in a traditional South Indian wedding ceremony. 

Prasidh Krishna Education

Prasidh did his schooling at Carmel School in Bangalore. Later, the cricketer joined Jain College, Bangalore, and earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

Prasidh Krishna Controversies

Prasidh bowled the most number of no-balls in the 2021 IPL, i.e. 8. In the match against Mumbai Indians held in Abu Dhabi, the bowler proved too expensive conceding four wides and two no-balls with an economy rate of 10.28.  It led to Twitteratti slamming the cricketer on the microblogging platform.

One of the netizens commented that Prasidh’s bowling no-ball in every match is not acceptable whereas the other commented that it is agonizing to watch Prasidh bowl and termed his bowling as ineffective, inefficient, and undisciplined.

Prasidh Krishna Profession

During his childhood days, Prasidh used to play a lot of tennis ball cricket. At the age of 12, he joined the Basavanagudi Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Later, it was Srinivas Murthy, the former Karnataka first-class cricketer and Krishna’s coach at Carmel School who suggested the teenager play age-group cricket. Thus Prasidh became part of school cricket and went on to play state-level matches in various age groups.

In the 2015-16 season, Prasidh made his first-class debut for Karnataka. In the first match against the Bangladesh A team, the cricketer managed to take 5 wickets. Two years later, the youngster joined the MRF pace foundation in Chennai and honed his bowling skills under Glenn Mcgrath, the former Australian pace bowler. 

On 25 February 2017, Prasidh made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. The following year, ie., on 21st January 2018, the youngster made his Twenty20 debut for the state in the 2017–18 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Later, in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Prasidh emerged as the leading wicket-taker bagging thirteen wickets in seven matches.

In 2018, the cricketer was picked for the India A cricket team for the 2018 A-team Quadrangular Series and the Indian team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. On 6 May 2018, Prasidh made his IPL debut by playing for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians. Later, in February 2022, Prasidh was bought by the franchise Rajasthan Royals.

Prasidh played his maiden ODI match for India against England on 23 March 2021 and it was his 4-wicket haul that helped the nation win the match by 66 runs. Later, in 2022 February, Prasidh was declared the man of the match in the match against West Indies for his performance of 4 wickets by conceding just 12 runs. In May 2022, the cricketer was selected for India’s Test team for the rescheduled fifth Test against England. The following year, i.e. on 18 August 2023, Prasidh played his debut T20I match for India against Ireland.

Prasidh Krishna Source Of Income

Prasidh’s main source of income is from playing in ODI, T20I and IPL. Reportedly, the cricketer’s net worth stands at $1.5 million.

Lesser Known Facts About Prasidh Krishna

  • During the Covid-19 lockdown, Prasidh used to practice at a gym in his friend’s garage. 
  • Prasidh’s father Murali prefers to stay away from the limelight.
  • When not playing cricket, Prasidh spends time in front of a Playstation console or plays table tennis or badminton.

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