Knocking on Golden Doors

Published: 09th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2015 05:07 AM   |  A+A-


QUEEN'S ROAD:Abhishek Manik Reddy, 20, who has been rising up the ranks steadily, has made his bat do all the talking. Should the Bidar-born right hand batsman continue in the same vein, the talk is bound to grow louder and attract big talent scouts.

Skipper of the Karnataka under-19 and under-23 teams, Abhishek has been a prolific batsman at his level. He can also produce decent spinning stuff and is also a good fielder in the outfield.

He was given the most valuable bowler award for his performances in the Cooch Behar Trophy and was considered the most valuable batsman for his showing in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy by the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

Abhishek-Reddy-1.jpgAbhishek has scored a total of 3,420 runs in 42 completed innings at an average of 81.42 embellished with 15 centuries. And if that wasn’t proof enough of his prowess, Abhishek struck six hundreds in 10 innings to amass 938 runs in the on-going C K Nayadu Trophy (Under-23) tournament conducted by the BCCI. And  all of this only since December 2014. Abhishek has had some exposure already at senior level when he replaced an injured Robin Uthappa in the Buchi Babu Trophy in Chennai and scored an unbeaten 45 against Bengal. As Robin came back into the team, Abhishek had to warm the benches.

Abhishek represented the KSCA Colts in the Safi Darashah all-India tournament and scored 447 runs in six outings with two tons to boot. He had a three figure score against Saurashtra and Haryana and a 90 vs Orissa.

Abhishek plays for Bangalore Occasionals in the local league and made valuable contributions in the club gaining promotions from the lower rungs. The lad was part of the Belgavi Panthers in the Karnataka premier League as well.

The state selectors picked probables for the Ranji Trophy this year but with the quality of players at their disposal, they could not find a place for him in the team. Probably, they thought that he still had a lot of time on his side and there was no hurry. His time is bound to come as long as his bat does the talking. The coaches are effusive in his praise and not without reason.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp