Shreyas Gopal was born on 4th of September, 1994 in Karnataka, is a professional Indian cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right arm leg breaks and is a right handed batsman.
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In the early years playing for Karnataka, he captained the side in the under-13, under-15, under-16 and under-19 for the state. Shreyas Gopal made his debut for Karnataka in his first class games in the 2013-14 Ranji season. He picked up 22 wickets in his first Ranji season at an astonishing average of 18. Karnataka lifted the trophy that year (13-14) with few allround performances. He was also a part of the Irani cup in the year 2014 and picked up a hattrick against the rest of India. In his second Ranji season (14-15) he scored a couple of centuries for Karnataka. In the 2014-15 Ranji tournament, he scored 693 runs in 13 matches (average- 46.20) with 2 centuries and 3 fifties. In October 2018, he was named in India A's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy. Later in August 2019, he was named in the India Blue team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
Shreyas's IPL debut came on the back of impressive domestic performances with Mumbai Indians in the year 2014. Also, it was Anil Kumble who had recommended Gopal to the Mumbai Indians for the IPL-7, after being impressed by his bowling. However, he barely got any opportunities in his stint at the MI franchise and subsequently got picked up by Rajasthan Royals at the fresh auctions in 2018. Shreyas played 14 games for the Rajasthan Royals in 2019 and picked as many as 20 wickets, including a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the IPL 2020 to be played in the UAE, Shreyas Gopal will play a key role for RR.
Gopal is known for his sharp turning leg breaks that decimated the opposition batsmen. Shreyas is a technically sound batsman. Although he was predominantly a batsman, he improved on his leg breaks to become more of a bowling allrounder. He completed his bachelor's degree in commerce from the Jain University in Bengaluru. Gopal's father Ramaswamy Gopal was a club cricketer for 20 years while his mother Amitha played volleyball at state level. During his childhood he liked to copy the bowling action of his role model Anil Kumble.