Kona Srikar Bharat (K. S. Bharat) is an Indian cricketer who was born on October 3, 1993. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has played for the Andhra cricket team in domestic cricket. Bharat made his first-class debut in November 2014 and has since played over 50 first-class matches.
|Role : Wicketkeeper Batter||Batting Style : Right-handed|
|DOB : 03 October 1993||Nationality : Indian|
Kona Srikar Bharat (K. S. Bharat)
In January 2020, Bharat was selected in India’s squad for the home series against Australia as a backup wicket-keeper. However, he did not play any matches during the series. Bharat was also part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2015 and 2016 but did not get a chance to play.
Bharat has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket, with a high score of 308 runs in a first-class match. He has also scored over 2,000 runs in List A cricket, including a century and eleven fifties. Bharat is known for his solid wicket-keeping skills and his ability to score quick runs in the lower middle order.
During the 2015 season of the Indian Premier League, K.S. Bharat was signed by the Delhi Daredevils for a sum of ₹10 lakh. However, he did not get an opportunity to play and was subsequently released before the next season.
In July 2018, Bharat was selected to represent India Blue in the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy.
In February 2021, Bharat was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 season. He played several matches for the team and became well-known after hitting a last-ball six against the Delhi Capitals.
In February 2022, Bharat was bought by the Delhi Capitals for a sum of ₹2 crore in the auction for the 2022 IPL season. However, similar to his experience in 2015, he did not get a chance to play and was released before the next season.
In the auction for the 2023 IPL season held in December 2022, Bharat was bought by the Gujarat Titans for a sum of ₹1.2 crore.