Sadiq Kirmani is an Indian cricketer widely known as a swashbuckling hitter and plays for the Karnataka team in domestic cricket. He is the son of the legendary wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani.
Sadiq Kirmani was born on Sunday, 21 May 1989 (age 32 years; as of 2021) in Bangalore (now Bengaluru), Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Gemini. When he was a kid, he used to play different sports like Tennis, Hocket, etc. The cricket game happened by chance. In his fourth standard, once his school team doesn’t have a wicketkeeper so Sadiq was told to do the wicketkeeping. He learned the basics of wicketkeeping and batting from his father.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Natural Black
Eye Colour: Hazel Brown
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Syed Kirmani who is a former Indian wicketkeeper batter.
His mother’s name is Habiba Kirmani who is a homemaker.
He has two elder sisters whose names are Nishad Fatima Kirmani and Mehnaaz Fatima Kirmani.
Wife & Children
Sadiq Kirmani is married to Sehrish Ahmed Kirmani on 6 April 2017.
The couple is blessed with a son.
Domestic /State Teams
- Shivamogga Lions
- Belagavi Panthers
- Mysore Warriors
- Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban)
He started his professional journey in 2008. He has played for Under-15, Under-19, Under-22, and Under-25 and made his List-A debut in December 2015. In the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) season 2015, he was the orange cap holder and also received the award for the most number of sixes in that tournament. He is consistently knocking on the doors of national selectors with his performances in local league games where he had scored more than 5000 runs.
One of his best knocks in KPL came against Hubli Tigers where he scored 69 runs off 63 balls.
- Cricketer: Adam Gilchrist
- Sports: Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis
- Food: Idli, Vada, Biryani
- He once told in an interview,
“Playing overseas has changed my mindset. Different challenging wickets to bat on, facing tall, fast and lanky bowlers, heavy outfields that have no value for your shots. All this I did not get playing in India. I still have a lot to learn and experience.”
Further, he adds,
“My dad always says, ‘Be consistent and prove yourself again and again’… I’m ready to wait…If it’s in my luck, it will happen.”
- Once it was asked to him about being the son of a legendary cricketer, to which, he responded,
“Being the son of a Legendary Cricketer. It has advantages and disadvantages. I faced comparison more than pressure. People wanted me to keep wickets like my father which was humanly not possible, they failed to understand that. I always loved pressure; it would bring the best out of me. The adrenaline rush is what I crave for and I get that in pressure situations. I get a lot of respect outside cricket just because I am a celebrity’s son which is so overwhelming.”