BirthdayAugust 31, 1969
BirthplaceMysore, India

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Javagal Srinath

    Full name: Javagal Srinath
    Also known as: Javagal Srinath, Srinath, Javagal, Javagal Srinath (ಜಾವಗಲ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ)Kannada
    Professions: Indian cricketer

  2. Javagal Srinath Biography

    'Javagal Srinath About this sound pronunciation (born 31 August 1969) is a former Indian cricketer and current ICC Match Referee. He's considered among India's finest fast bowlers and remains the only Indian fast bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in ODIs.He was a frontline fast bowler for the Indian cricket team until his retirement, being the second Indian pace bowler after Kapil Dev to take 200 Test wickets. One ball during the 1996 tour of South Africa measured 156 km/h (97 mph). He also clocked 93mp/h at the 1999 World Cup.In the 1999 World Cup, speed guns were installed before the first match of the Super Sixes between India and Australia on 4 June 1999. The speed guns were unveiled one day before, by Srinath and McGrath. And Srinath was recorded at 93 miles per hour (149.7 km/hr), while McGrath, although fastest of the rest, was way behind at 88 mph (141.5 km/hr). Srinath bowled 5 miles quicker than McGrath, more than 8 km quicker. or or After Srinath announced his retirement in Nov 2003, an Indian newspaper again reported that he had indeed been recorded at 156+ kph by South African speed guns.The precise date and match is available in South Africa in the 1996-97 tour where Srinath was recorded at 157 km/hr. This was on 27 January 1997 at Paarl, in the game between India and Zimbabwe, which turned out to be a thrilling tie- both sides scoring 236. The then Zimbabwe Captain Alistair Campbell said about this game: "We then moved on to our second game against India, at Boland Bank Park. In all 236 was quite a decent score, as it wasn't the easiest of pitches to bat on, and Srinath I think bowled the quickest that any of our guys had ever seen. He bowled a really quick spell early on, even quicker than Allan Donald; he was timed at 157 km/h, a good 10 km/h faster than Donald was bowling throughout the tournament. Grant Flower was hit on the thigh pad, and when he came off he said he thought he had broken his leg". (See paragraph 7 of the article by clicking on the below link).He took 44 wickets in the 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 editions of Cricket World Cups. He is the joint highest wicket taker for India across World Cups, the other being Zaheer Khan who took same number of wickets in 2003, 2007 and 2011 editions. He has taken 8 wickets in second innings Kolkata February 1999 test match India vs Pakistan and he took 35 wickets against South Africa in 6 test matches in 1996 – 1997.

  3. Javagal Srinath Family

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