Javagal Srinath

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Javagal Srinath
NameJavagal Srinath
Full NameJavagal Romelu Srinath
NicknameMysore Express
Karnataka Express
ProfessionFormer Indian cricketer
Major teamsIndia (1991-2003)
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1969
Age (In 2023)54 Years
Birth PlaceMysore, Karnataka, India
ResidenceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
HometownMysore, Karnataka, India
Mother TongueKannada
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6ft 2in
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseMadhavi Patravali (2007-Present)
Jyothsna (Divorced, 1999-2007)
Son(s)Adhiesh Srinath 1
madhavi patravali with son adhiesh
FatherLate J.K. Chandrashekar (Businessman)
javagal srinath parents with sister srilatha
Sister(s)Javagal Srilakshmi 2
Srilatha J C Pratap 3
Brother(s)Javagal Srinivas
javagal srinath parents with brother javagal srinivas
Other Relatives
Niece(s)Namrata Simha 4
Sahana Simha 5
Brother-in-law(s)Pratap Simha 6
Cricket Information
Playing roleBowler
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight arm Fast medium
Test debutIndia vs Australia at Brisbane, Nov 29-Dec 2, 1991
Last TestIndia vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2002
ODI debutIndia vs Pakistan at Sharjah, Oct 18, 1991
Last ODIIndia vs Australia at Johannesburg, Mar 23, 2003
Education Details
SchoolMarimallappa’s High School, Mysore, Karnataka
CollegeSri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, Karnataka
Educational QualificationB.E. in Instrumentation Technology
Second best bowling figures in a test match (13 wickets for 132 runs) when on the losing side 7
Second highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs (315 wickets) 8
Highest wicket-taker for India as a fast bowler in ODIs 8
Joint highest wicket-taker for India in World Cups (44 wickets) 9
Fastest ball bowled by an Indian bowler ever (157 kmph)
Arjuna Award, 1996
Contact/Social Media Details
Other Details
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Family Picture
javagal srinath with wife madhavi patravali and son adhiesh
Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer who played for the Indian national cricket team from 1991 to 2003. He played in 67 Test matches and 229 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, taking a total of 551 wickets across both formats. Srinath is regarded as one of India’s finest fast bowlers of all time. After retiring from cricket, Srinath is currently serving as an ICC match referee. 10
He was born on 31 August 1969 into a Kannadda-speaking Brahmin Hindu family to J.K. Chandrashekar and his wife Bhagyalakshmi at Javagal village of Hassan district in Karnataka. He has a brother, Javagal Srinivas, and 2 sisters, Srilakshmi and Srilatha.
His sister, Srilatha J C Pratap is married to Pratap Simha and the couple has 2 daughters, Namrata Simha and Sahana Simha.
He did his schooling at Marimallappa’s High School in Mysore and later did his Bachelor of Engineering degree in instrumentation from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) in Mysore. 11
He made his first-class cricket debut for Karnataka against Hyderabad in a Ranji Trophy match in 1989. He took a hat-trick in the first innings of his debut first-class match.
Javagal Srinath made his One Day International (ODI) debut for India on 18 October 1991 against Pakistan at Sharjah. He took one wicket and gave 33 runs in his 9 overs in that match, helping India to win the match by 60 runs. Wasim Akram was his first ODI wicket. 12
Srinath made his Test debut for India on 29 November 1991 against Australia in Brisbane. He took 3 wickets in the first innings of the match and Australian opener Geoff Marsh was his first test wicket. 13
He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1996. 14
Javagal Srinath’s first marriage was with Jyothsna in 1999 but it didn’t last long and they agreed to a mutual divorce in 2007.
javagal srinath with ex-wife jyothsna
He got married for the second time to journalist Madhavi Patravali on 13 December 2007 in Mysore in a low-profile wedding attended by only close family members and friends. Madhavi Patravali worked as a Copy-Editor at the Times of India. The couple has a son named Adhiesh. 15 16
javagal srinath with wife madhavi patravali
He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in June 2002 but was persuaded by the then captain, Sourav Ganguly, to play in ODIs until the ODI World Cup in 2003. He had a good world cup in which he took 16 wickets in 11 matches and helped the Indian team reach the finals. However, he lost his nerve in the final against Australia and ended up conceding 87 runs from his 10 overs as India lost by 125 runs. The Mysore Express retired from the game on 23 March 2003. 17 18
In 2002, Javagal Srinath’s career hit a controversial phase when he stayed away from Indian cricket for 5 months after the Indian national selectors asked him to take a break from cricket. An upset Srinath decided to play county cricket for Leicestershire in England during the same period when the Indian team was scheduled to tour the country for a four-match Test series. Srinath revealed that even the then-captain Sourav Ganguly tried to persuade him to join the England tour, but the right-arm pacer turned down the request.

“I think before the World Cup, we had toured West Indies Without my knowledge, the selectors told me I had to take a break. Generally, we used to have a talk and then I used to volunteer saying ‘look I need a break’. But this time they just said ‘we’re giving you a break’ and that didn’t go well with me. Obviously, I was a little upset. I didn’t want my career to be played in the hands of anybody.

I missed the England tour. Of course, Ganguly called me and said ‘look, you better be part of England tour’. I was upset and told him ‘No, I wouldn’t be.’

Now when I think of it, I should have played for India than playing County. Later when things cooled down, I decided to come back. I wanted to play the World Cup. Every World Cup is like a generation,”
Srinath said. 19
He holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery ever by an Indian speedster. The Mysore Express clocked one of the deliveries at 157 kmph (98 mph) during India’s 1996/97 tour of South Africa. 20
He is the second-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs with 315 wickets only behind Anil Kumble (334 wickets) and is the highest wicket-taker for India as a fast bowler in ODIs. 8
Since 2006, he has been serving as an ICC match referee. 14

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