R Praveen

R Praveen
Current Team

R.Praveen is a seasoned right-handed batsman who has been a regular in the First division circuit for a very long time. Praveen started playing leather ball cricket at the age of 15 after being inspired by Sachin Tendulkar and it did not take him much time to rise through the ranks and represent the Under-16 Karnataka side.

Born on 8th February 1985 and based in Bangalore, Praveen has been a part of the Under-16, Under-19 and Under-22 sides as a young all-rounder who could bowl off-spin. He signed for the first division club – Malleshwarm Gymkhana – at the age of 18. He has played in the KPL since its inception and said, “I played for the Bijapur Bulls a few seasons ago and then represented Mangalore United. Now I am back home with Bijapur Bulls. The KPL is a great platform to play in the IPL and people take note of your performances here.”

Praveen was quick to share his mantra for life –“To achieve the impossible, you have to do the unthinkable. That is the mantra in my life. Cricket has made me a fighter.” He also asserted that the Bulls’ side has bonded well together because of the fact that most of them know each other through zonal level cricket and are looking forward to doing well in this season’s KPL.