Royal Challengers Bangalore bought KS Bharat for Rs. 20 lakh in IPL 2021 auction. The 27-year-old cricketer plays for Andhra Pradesh at the domestic level. He was part of the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2015 but did not play any match. He is also a wicket-keeper batsman. In November 2019, KS Bharat was a backup wicketkeeper for India’s Test squad against Bangladesh. He was also part of India’s Test squad against Australia in January 2020. So far, KS Bharat has played 48 T20 matches in which he has scored 730 runs. He is another option for Royal Challengers Bangalore to replace Devdutt Padikkal in the first match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.