Washington Sundar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Washington Sundar Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth October 5, 1999
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

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.

Born Name

Washington Sundar

Nick Name

Washikaran

Washington Sundar as seen in a selfie taken at the Taj West End, Bengaluru in March 2019
Washington Sundar as seen in a selfie taken at the Taj West End, Bengaluru in March 2019 (Washington Sundar / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Washington studied at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. At the age of 13, he was training at the MRF Pace Academy.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – M. Sundar
  • Siblings – M.S. Shailaja (Sister) (Cricketer, Sports Anchor)

Manager

Washington is represented by Whiteleaf Talent Management.

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

84 kg or 185 lbs

Washington Sundar as seen in a picture with his sister Shailaja Sundar taken in September 2019
Washington Sundar as seen in a picture with his sister Shailaja Sundar taken in September 2019 (Washington Sundar / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall lean physique
  • Brushes his hair backward
Washington Sundar as seen in a picture taken on the beach in May 2019
Washington Sundar as seen in a picture taken on the beach in May 2019 (Washington Sundar / Instagram)

Religion

Hinduism

Washington Sundar as seen in a picture taken during the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Alur, Bangalore on October 26, 2019
Washington Sundar as seen in a picture taken during the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Alur, Bangalore on October 26, 2019 (Dee03 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

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 Ravichandran Ashwin 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 Kedar Jadhav 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 Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Australian cricketer Steven Smith 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.

Featured Image By Dee03 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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