Sreesanth: Biography, Records, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Get to know about the biography and records on Sreesanth along with his career, records, wife and other details that define him.

Sreesanth is widely recognised as a tail-ender right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Additionally, he was the first member of the Kerala Ranji team to represent India in Twenty20 cricket. This former cricketer and actor from India managed to make a lasting impression through his stunning form. 

However, the player got chosen for the Kerala cricket team in 2020, which allowed him to resume his national cricket career. Moreover, Sreesanth confirmed his departure from domestic cricket in March 2022. In place of Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth was chosen for his debut Test squad for the home series against England in March 2006. However, he is said to make his Test debut in Nagpur, where he bowled first alongside Irfan Pathan, and registered 4/95. He participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the Rajasthan Royals, and by far has also registered incredible performances in all forms of matches. 

Sreesanth Biography:

  • Real Name: Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth
  • Other/Nickname: Sreesanth, S. Sreesanth, Sree, Gopu
  • Profession: Indian former cricketer
  • Famous For: Being a cricketer and an actor
  • Batting: Right-handed
  • Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium
  • Other Hobbies: Dancing
  • Sreesanth’s Net Worth: INR 7.5 crore (approximately)
  • Instagram Handle: @sreesanthnair36

Sreesanth Physical Features:

  • Height: 5 ft 11 in. 
  • Weight: 80 kilograms (approx.)
  • Body Measurements (approx.): Chest- 40 inches, Waist- 34 inches, Biceps- 16 inches
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black

Sreesanth Personal Life:

  • Date of Birth: 6 February 1983
  • Age: 39 (as of 2022)
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Birthplace: Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
  • Hometown: Kothamangalam, Kerala, India

Sreesanth Career Statistics:

  • Test debut: 1 March 2006, against England
  • Last Test: 18 August 2011, against England
  • ODI debut: 25 October 2005, against Sri Lanka
  • Last ODI: 2 April 2011, against Sri Lanka
  • T20I debut: 1 December 2006, against South Africa
  • Last T20I: 1 February 2008, against Australia

Sreesanth’s Achievements: 

  • Sreesanth is said to make his first-class debut for Kerala against Goa during the domestic season of 2002–2003. Based on reports, the player left his imprint in the Ranji Trophy after just one season, taking 22 wickets in 7 games.
  • The cricketer has been a part of around 53 ODIs for his country and claimed 75 wickets in doing so. His 6/55 bowling average versus England at Indore was considered his best. Moreover, Sreesanth was lucky to fill in for important players in the line-up in major events despite his erratic health and less-than-stellar results.
  • Sreesanth managed to participate in 27 test matches and bowled 50 innings, picking up 87 wickets. His test career got off to a dream start when he successfully managed to take four wickets against team England in his first match. Later in the same series, he took around five wickets.
  • The player is considered the first member of the Kerala Ranji team to receive a T-20 international cricket cap on December 1st, 2006. Also, he managed to register seven wickets in his brief career of 10 international matches.
  • He was also referred to by the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni as one of the top reverse swing bowlers.

Sreesanth Family Details:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Sreesanth Wife: Bhuvneshwari Kumari
  • Sreesanth Parents’ Names: Father – Santhakumaran Nair and Mother – Savithri Devi
  • Sreesanth Siblings: Brother – Dipu Santhan and Sister- Nivedita, Divya
  • Sreesanth Children: Son – Suryasree, Daughter- Sree Sanvika
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Some of the lesser-known facts about Sreesanth: 

  • Sreesanth has been a part of the famous reality show called, “Bigg Boss- Season 12”. And, he also became the runner-up of the show. 
  • As per reports, the cricketer joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, in March 2016, and was also considered the party’s candidate from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the assembly polls at that time. 
  • Apart from being an excellent cricketer, the player is also considered a famous actor. He is said to make an appearance in a Malayalam movie, “Team 5” in 2016. Later on, he was also featured beside Richa Chaddha in Cabinet. Furthermore, Sreesanth is said to work on multiple similar projects. 

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