Suyash Prabhudessai, who got the chance to play his maiden IPL game debuting for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022 edition impressed everyone with his batting skills. He was also excellent in the field during his time with RCB in the recently ended IPL edition.
The 24-year-old all-rounder has done a lot of hard work, showed discipline and consistency for the past 6-7 years to get the best out of himself whenever he gets the chance in the bigger tournaments. Here we are presenting to you Suyash’s personal details, qualifications, cricket journey, and stats.
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Suyash Prabhudessai Biography
Suyash Prabhudessai was born in a Hindu family on 6th December 1997 in Goa, India. He was attracted to cricket from an early age and later pursued it as a career. He also likes to travel. Prabhudessai has completed his graduation from Vidya Vikas Mandal’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics. Lets’ have a quick overview of his Personal life:
|Full Name||Suyash S Prabhudessai|
|Nickname||Suyash & Prabhu|
|Date of Birth||6 December 1997 (age 24 years)|
|Birth Place||Goa, India|
|Height||6′ 0″ (182 cm)|
|Hobbies||Playing Cricket & Travelling|
|Education||Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics|
|Teams||Goa and Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Favorite Cricketer||Virat Kohli|
|Favorite IPL Team||RCB|
|Favorite Actor||Salman Khan|
Early Career 2016-2020
- Suyash Prabhudessai made his List A debut on 28th February 2017 for Goa in the 15th edition (2016-17) of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- The match was against Bengal and Prabhudessai played a 27-run knock in 21 balls with 3 fours and a six at a strike rate of 128.57. However, Goa lost the match to Bengal by 8 wickets after scoring just 213/9 in 50 overs.
- He goes on to play a total of 5 matches for Goa in the tournament and with the help of a half-century (52), he scored 120 runs at an average of 24.
- Goa lost all their 6 matches of the tournament and finished last on the points table of Group C.
- A year after, Prabhudessai made his First Class debut on 20th November 2018 for Goa in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy.
- He scored just 10 runs in 33 balls in his FC debut match against Haryana and later got out after scoring 36 runs off 74 balls in the second innings. Interestingly, Goa lost this match too, Haryana won the match by 143 runs.
- Goa finished at the last position in the points table of Elite Group C after losing 7 out of 9 matches including 2 draws.
- The right-hand batter made his T20 debut on 22nd February 2019 for Goa in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- Playing against Sikkim, Suyash Prabhudessai didn’t even get the chance to bat as his team won the match with 8 wickets in hand and 36 balls to spare. Goa’s opener Sagun Kamut scored an unbeaten 50 with 2 maximums and 4 boundaries.
- Suyash smashed a 24-ball 49 runs knock in his next match against Railways with 5 fours and 3 sixes and amassed 116 runs in 5 innings at an average of 38.66 and a strike rate of 161.1.
- Goa played a total of 6 matches in the tournament and after winning the first match they lost all their remaining 5 matches. With only 4 points, Goa finished at the second last position in the Group C of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
When Suyash Prabhudessai Came Into The Limelight
In the 2020-21 edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Suyash Prabhudessai smashed 48* off just 22 deliveries against Madhya Pradesh at a spectacular strike rate of 218.18 including 3 fours and 4 sixes.
After winning the toss, Goa invited Madhya Pradesh to bat first and with a 156 runs third-wicket partnership between Venkatesh Iyer and Rajat Patidar, MP posted a giant total of 214 for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. Meanwhile, Iyer and Patidar missed their individual centuries and were dismissed on 87(52) & 96(51) respectively.
Although, even after taking wickets at regular intervals, Madhya Pradesh won the match by just 6 runs. At a time Goa was at 121/6 in 14.2 over then the middle order batter Suyash Prabhudessai, and wicket-keeper batter Eknath Kerkar smashes a 33-ball 86 runs partnership for the 7th wicket and makes the hope alive. However, Goa failed to win the match as Kerkar departs after scoring a stunning 45 runs knock at a strike rate of 250.00 including 5 fours and 2 sixes.
When Goa needs 7 runs off just 2 balls, Kerkar gets run-out and with the new batsman on strike, the last ball gets dot and Goa loses the match by 6 runs. This was the match that made Prabhudessai a bit famous in the cricket community.
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After looking at the innings of Suyash Prabhudessai against Madhya Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) acquires him in the IPL 2021 at a base price of 20 lakhs, though, he didn’t get the chance to play a match in the season.
After Suyash got selected in the 2021 IPL auction he received a text message from his idol Virat Kohli, on which he said,
“When I got picked up by RCB, Virat Bhai messaged me and I got shocked. First I thought it was some of my friends who were doing some mischief or pulling a prank. But it was really Virat Bhai, the whole night I was thinking of that and it was honestly a dream come true.
He’s my idol, the Indian cricket team captain, he’s been so successful, achieved so much in cricket and he messaged me, I was feeling very excited and very very happy.”
RCB bought Suyash Prabhudessai again in the IPL 2022 mega auction for 30 lakhs and he gets a chance to make his IPL debut for RCB as a replacement of Harshal Patel who was unavailable in the league match (22) against Chennai Super Kings.
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He came to bat on 5th position after the wicket of Glenn Maxwell and played an impressive knock of 34 in just 18 balls with 5 fours and a six. However, RCB goes on to lose the matches by 23 runs. Prabhudessai plays a total of 5 matches in the season and scores just 67 runs at an average of 13.40 and a strike rate of 113.56.
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Interesting Facts About Prabhudessai
- Suyash Prabhudessai is only the fourth cricketer to ever play in IPL including Swapnil Asnodkar, Shadab Jakati, and Saurabh Bandekar.
- Prabhudessai is only the third cricketer from Goa to play for RCB after Shadab Jakati (2009), and Saurabh Bandekar (2009).
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