SRH Cricketer Nitish Kumar Reddy Biography: Age, Family, Village, IPL Auction, SRH

By Rishi Apr 10, 2024 #nitish kumar reddy #srh

Nitish Kumar Reddy Biography:

Kaki Nitish Kumar Reddy, born on May 26, 2003, is an Indian cricketer who represents Andhra in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He marked his first-class debut on January 27, 2020, playing for Andhra in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy. His List A debut came on February 20, 2021, for Andhra in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy, followed by his Twenty20 debut on November 4, 2021, for Andhra in the 2021–22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In the 2023 Indian Premier League auction, he was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 20 Lakh.

Nitish Kumar Reddy Family & Early Life:

Nitish Kumar Reddy, born on May 26, 2003, hails from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, and is the son of former Hindustan Zinc employee Mutyala Reddy.

His cricket journey began at the tender age of 5, wielding a plastic bat, and he often frequented the Hindustan Zinc grounds to observe senior players in action. Supported by his father, who made the bold decision to resign from his job upon being transferred to Udaipur, Nitish received encouragement to pursue his cricketing dreams. Under the guidance of coaches Kumara Swamy, Krishna Rao, and Watekar, he attended VDCA camps and honed his skills.

Reflecting on his father’s pivotal decision, Nitish expressed, “I was 12 or 13 when my dad quit his job. He was transferred to Udaipur. He analyzed the cricket there and was afraid of the politics that might affect my game. He quit his job and dedicated his time to my game. Relatives questioned his decisions. He is the first person who believed in me.”

Nitish’s talent caught the eye of former Indian cricketer and selector MSK Prasad during Under-12 and Under-14 matches, leading to his selection for training at the ACA academy in Kadapa, under the tutelage of Madhusudhana Reddy and Srinivasa Rao.

He achieved remarkable success in the 2017-18 Vijay Merchant Trophy, notably scoring 441 runs against Nagaland, including a quadruple century in just 345 deliveries. Nitish amassed a total of 1237 runs at an outstanding average of 176.41, setting a tournament record. Additionally, he claimed 26 wickets during the tournament. These exceptional performances earned him the prestigious BCCI ‘Best Cricketer in the Under-16’ Jagmohan Dalmiya award for the 2017–2018 season, making him the first player from the Andhra Cricket Association to receive this honor.

Who is Nitish Kumar Reddy, the 20-year-old SRH sensation?

Meet Nitish Kumar Reddy, the 20-year-old sensation from Andhra Pradesh who has been making waves in domestic cricket. Despite his tender age, Nitish has been garnering attention for his remarkable performances while representing his home state Andhra.

“Nitish has displayed remarkable potential and unwavering commitment to the game,” commented a spokesperson from Sunrisers Hyderabad. “His recent performance in the match speaks volumes about his talent.”

Prior to his standout performance in the IPL match, Nitish had limited appearances in T20 cricket, having played only eight matches, including two IPL appearances in 2023 where he didn’t have the opportunity to bat.

By Rishi

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