Last Update on: December 31st, 2019 at 12:52 pm
Making his first-class debut at the age of 19 against Kerala, Srikar Bharat has been one of the consistent run-getters for Andhra in the last few years. He made rapid strides both as a keeper and as a batsman at the domestic level. All the good work he made in the domestic circuit gave him a call-up to be part of the Virat Kohli-led Indian team for the historic Pink Ball Test at Eden Gardens.
The young Srikar Bharat is one of the best wicketkeeper-batsman available in the country. Srikar Bharat has got the goods to deliver for the team with his wicket-keeping skills both in India and in overseas games. His consistency at the top is an added advantage of him to stay there for a period of time.
Apparently, the Indian team management wants to have a closer look at Bharat, who has earned praise for his ‘keeping skills, ahead of the tour of New Zealand. The youngster enjoyed rubbing shoulders with his senior players and idol-like person Virat Kohli during the second Test against Bangladesh.
It was a great experience – Srikar Bharat
Speaking of the same, Srikar Bharat quoted that he had already learnt a lot from the senior-pro Wriddhiman Saha and would like to gain some more whenever he gets the opportunity. Further, he added that it was a dream-come-true moment for him to make it to the Indian team and thanked all the key persons, who have been part of his tremendous journey so far.
“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.”
“Due to his interest, I joined him in under-13 VDCA summer coaching camp in 2002 where coaches spotted his talent and encouraged him. From there, he was drafted to long-term coaching camp,” his father Srinivas said to The New Indian Express.
It was the uncapped Srikar Bharat who was handed over the silverware by Kohli, continuing the tradition of letting newcomers have their lifelong moments to cherish. The young wicket-keeper of India would like to keep up the good work in order to make things fall in place for him.