KN Prudhviraj (Cricketer)

KN Prudhviraj (Cricketer) wiki, age, teams, father, family, education & more

KN Prudhviraj
NameKN Prudhviraj
Full NameKuntrapakam Narsimha Prudhviraj
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Major teamsAndhra (2023-Present)
Rayalaseema Kings (2022-Present)
Date of BirthOctober 10, 1999
Age (In 2024)24 Years 6 Month(s) 11 Days
Birth PlaceTirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
ResidenceTirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Mother TongueTelugu
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 10in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherKuntrapakam Narsimha (politician)
MotherNot Known
Cricket Information
Playing roleWicketkeeper batter
Batting styleRight-handed bat
List debutDecember 3, 2023 – Andhra vs Uttar Pradesh at Chandigarh
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate
Contact/Social Media Details
KN Prudhviraj is an Indian cricketer who plays as a wicketkeeper-batter. He represents Andhra in domestic cricket and plays for the Rayalaseema Kings in the Andhra Premier League (APL).
KN Prudhviraj
He was born on 10 August 1999 in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. His father, Kuntrapakam Narasimha is a YSRCP corporator from Tirupati’s 25th Ward. 1
In June 2022, he was bought by the Rayalaseema Kings for INR 1.35 lakh in the auction for the 2022 Andhra Premier League (APL). He played all five matches for the Rayalaseema Kings in APL 2022 but only had the opportunity to bat in two matches, scoring 16 runs at an average of 16 and a strike rate of 160. 2 3
KN Prudhviraj bought by Rayalaseema Kings
He represented the Andhra Pradesh team in the Cooch Behar Trophy before making it to the senior team.
Prudhviraj made his List A debut for Andhra against Uttar Pradesh at Chandigarh on 3rd December 2023 in the 2023-24 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Batting at No.7, he scored 35 runs off 57 balls. 4
He was included in the Andhra team for the Ranji Trophy 2023-24 season but did not get a chance to play a single match.
He owns a Mahindra XUV500. 5
KN Prudhviraj with his XUV500
KN Prudhviraj came into the centre of controversy in February 2024 after Hanuma Vihari announced on Instagram that he had decided to never play for Andhra again. He blamed the humiliating treatment that he received at the hands of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) during the 2023-24 Ranji Trophy as the reason behind his decision. 6

In an Instagram post Vihari wrote,

I was the captain in the first game against Bengal, during that game I shouted on the 17th player and he complained to his dad (who is a politician), his dad in return asked the Association to take action against me. Although, we chased 410 against last year’s finalists Bengal I was asked to resign from captaincy without any fault of mine. I never said anything on a personal note to the player but the association thought that player was more important than the guy who gave his body on the line last year and batted left-handed, took Andhra to knock outs 5 times in the last 7 years and played for India in 16 tests.
I felt embarrassed but the only reason I continued playing this season was because I respect the game and my team.

Though Vihari didn’t reveal the name of that 17th player, Andhra wicket-keeper batter KN Prudhviraj, whose father Kuntrapakam Narsimha is a YSRCP politician, responded through his Instagram story. He wrote,

I am that guy you are searching in that comment box. Whatever you guys heard is false, no one is higher than the game and my self-respect is much bigger than anything. Personal attacks and vulgar language are unacceptable on any platform. Everyone in the team knows what has happened that day. Play these sympathy games, however you want.

KN Prudhviraj instagram story

The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) also issued a statement claiming that the decision to replace Vihari as captain was taken by the chairman of the selection committee due to Vihari’s status as an India prospect affecting his season-long availability. ACA also alleged that they received multiple complaints regarding Vihari’s abusive behaviour and use of foul language from his teammates, support staff and ACA administrators.

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