In almost each season of the IPL, atleast one player has had an unprecedented rise to fame on the back of the auctions. One such player this time around is N Jagadeesan who was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings. Here are some facts you may not know about CSK’s newest recruit.

 

I      REPRESENTING THE HOME STATE:

In the build-up to the auctions, the CSK think-tank spoke on the importance of landing local TN talent. While they couldn’t do it with the more established players, they still managed to land this extremely talented 22 year old who is the only uncapped TN player in the CSK squad.

 

 II              TNPL RECORDS:

TNPL is a highly competitive T20 league in Tamil Nadu, which has become a barometer for player performances. N Jagadeesan was the leading run scorer in the 2016 edition, thus introducing himself to the world.He ended the 2016 tournament with 397 runs at an average of 56 opening for Dindigul Dragons.

 

III           RANJI ACCOLADES:

N Jagadeesan has made a mark in the domestic Indian circuit too. The swashbuckling batsman amassed an unbeaten knock of 123 in his Ranji trophy debut. He averages 43.7 with two centuries and one half century in first class games. He also represented Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.

 

 IV          HIS IDOLS:

As is the case with most who watch cricket in India, Jagadeesan idolizes MS Dhoni. To put things in perspective, he was only 8 year old when MS Dhoni made his debut in international cricket, and now gets a chance to share a dressing room with him. He is also a huge fan of Virat Kohli and looks up to the man who’s arguably the best cricketer in the world at the moment.

 

 

 V          CRICKETING ROOTS:

N Jagadeesan owes most of his cricketing brilliance to his father. The latter used to be a cricketer and coached his son in his younger days. At a young and impressionable age, his dad facilitated the transition of Jagadeesan into an attacking wicket-keeper batsman.

 

Jagadeesan opens up about cricket, life and IPL in an exclusive interview with 22Yards! click here for the interview!

 

Sriram Ranganath

Fanalyst

Senior blogger

22Yards

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