|Full name||Anirudha Srikkanth Haggu|
14 April 1987 |
|Domestic team information|
|20 20 debut||3 April 2007 Andhra v Tamil Nadu|
|Source: , 24 June 2008|
Anirudha Srikkanth (born 14 April 1987) is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Madras (now called Chennai) to Indian cricketer Krish Srikkanth. He played for the Chennai Super Kings.He was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recent IPL Auctions
An attacking opening batsman, much like his father Krish Srikkanth, Anirudha made his first-class debut in the 2003-04 season as a 16 year old. He was in and out of the Tamil Nadu Ranji squad in the following seasons but has enjoyed greater success in the limited-overs format and once topped the run charts for India Under-19s against the touring England U-19s in 2004-05. His record in the Twenty20 format too has been impressive, finishing the fourth-highest run-getter in the inter-state Twenty20 in 2007. That carried him into the list of 30 probables for the ICC World Twenty20 as well as the India Greens squad in the 2007-08 Challenger Trophy. He was later included in the Chennai Super Kings squad in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.
He played for Chennai Super Kings in the Semi-Final Against the Deccan Chargers and Scored a fast 24 runs from 15 deliveries by hitting 2 sixes and 1 four before top edging the ball from Ryan Harris to mid-wicket Fielder Herschelle Gibbs He is also part of the champions trophy '10 held at South Africa.
He scored 64 runs and was the man of the match in CSK's inaugural match versus KKR. He also got the award for maximum number of sixes.
He scored 18 of just 6 balls in a low scoring match against Rajasthan Royals to give a thriller win, by 4 wickets.
Controversial inclusion in EPT Tournament in Australia
In July 2011, Srikkanth Anirudha found himself at the centre of a controversy after his inclusion in the squad for the Emerging Players tournament in Australia. One of the other four selectors said it was Krishnamachari Srikkanth who had brought up his son's name. Two of the remaining three defended Anirudha's selection and denied allegations the rest of them had succumbed to paternal pressure. His selection, they said, had been talked about in their meetings, where he was looked at as a potential limited-overs candidate based on his IPL and Champions League Twenty20 performances rather than first-class form.
In January 2012, Anirudha Srikkanth married Arthi Venkatesh, an upcoming model in Chennai.