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Washington Sundar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Washington Sundar is an Indian cricketer who is predominantly known for having the best bowling figure in an IPL final. On the other hand, he is also noted for his unique name “Washington” which he inherited from father’s godfather. The charming young man has also amassed a huge fan base on social media with more than 300k followers on Instagram and more than 50k followers on Twitter.

Sun Sign

Libra

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Manager

Washington is represented by Whiteleaf Talent Management.

Distinctive Features

  • Tall lean physique
  • Brushes his hair backward

Washington Sundar Facts

  1. He was raised in Chennai.
  2. By the time Washington was 6 years old, he had already been batting and bowling in 3 different forms.
  3. Sundar inherited his love for cricket from his father who also played cricket and made it to the Tamil Nadu Ranji. However, he could not make it into the team.
  4. Washinton’s mother had a difficult delivery.
  5. Initially, his father was going to name him “Srinivasan.” However, M. Sundar named him “Washington” in memory of an ex-army officer who bought him a cricket kit and uniform during his younger days when he was quite poor.
  6. Washington started playing cricket professionally when he was 11 years old in the 2nd division league in Chennai.
  7. At the age of 17, he played for the Indian national under-19 cricket team and scored an incredible 50 runs and took 2 wickets.
  8. His style is often compared to that of cricketer Parveez Rasool.
  9. He is the 7th youngest cricketer to make it into the Indian national team at the age of 18.
  10. Sundar played his first-class debut match for Tamil Nadu at the “Ranji Trophy 2016-2017.”
  11. In 2017, cricketer was replaced by Washington for the Rising Pune Supergiants.
  12. He was taken on by the Indian national team in October 2017 to play at the One Day International in place of cricketer as he had suffered from an injured hamstring.
  13. Growing up, Sundar was mostly trained by his father and initially, he wanted to be a batsman. However, his father taught him to bowl off-spin, leg-spin, and medium-pace.
  14. During an interview with Firstpost, Washington stated that he credited cricketer and Australian cricketer for having helped groomed his bowling technique while he played for the Rising Pune Supergiants.
  15. Though Sundar is a left-handed batsman, he bowls Right-arm off-spins.
  16. According to sources, at the 2018 IPL Auction, Washington was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping INR 3.2 crore.
  17. He came into the limelight after his incredible performance at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  18. Washington was announced as one of the members on India’s C’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.

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Facts of Washington Sundar

  • Gender Male
  • full nameWashington Sundar
  • nicknamesWashikaran
  • birthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Date of Birth October 05, 1999
  • Age 24 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 7
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityIndian
  • religionHinduism
  • net worth$1 million
  • professionCricketer
  • weight84 kg or 185 lbs
  • height6 ft or 183 cm
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildAthletic
  • fatherM. Sundar
  • sistersM.S. Shailaja

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