|Born||5 June 1954|
Cochin, Kerala, India
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 November 2015
A right-arm medium pace swing bowler, Hariharan represented Karnataka cricket team in one match in the 1974/75 season before playing for his home team Kerala cricket team between 1980/81 and 1989/90. He appeared in 42 first-class cricket matches but did not play List A cricket. Former India cricketer Kapil Dev in his autobiography mentioned that Hariharan had more talent than he himself did.
After his playing career, Hariharan took up the job of coaching. In 1990, he became a cricket coach and worked for several years in Australia, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia and Scotland. In the 1990s, Hariharan became a player-coach with the Scottish team Glasgow Accies in the Western Union League and continued in that role for over a decade. He also trained cricketers at cricket academies in Brisbane and Bangalore during his stint with Glasgow Accies. He worked as a coach at the Glasgow Academy in Scotland and was accredited as a Level 3 coach from the England and Wales Cricket Board. In 2007, the Kerala Cricket Association appointed him as the head coach of the Kerala team for the 2007/08 domestic season. Hariharan was replaced from the position in 2009 following which he served the Kerala Cricket Association with a legal notice claiming his term as coach was to end after the 2010/11 season.
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