KC Cariappa has been involved with Kolkata Knight Riders as a video analyst. Photo Courtesy - Facebook.
KC Cariappa has been involved with Kolkata Knight Riders during the Champions League T20 2014 Photo Courtesy – Facebook.

KC Cariappa is a 20-year-old spinner from Karnataka. He underwent training with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Champions League Twenty20 (T20) 2014. Apparently, he was training with Kolkata Knight Riders and the management were impressed with him. He was asked by the KKR management to put up his name for IPL 2015 auction. He has played for Bijapur Bulls in the Karnataka Premier League 2014-15. He has also played Under-19 cricket for Karnataka.  Indian Premier League 2015 schedule: IPL 8 match time table with venue details

KC Cariappa was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs. 2.40 crore during the IPL 2015 auction. He was spotted by KKR’s video analyst. He played six matches in the Karnataka Premier League 2014-15 and picked up 11 wickets at amazing economy rate of 6. He had a bowling average of 12. His best bowling figures was four for 19 against Rockstars. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

KC Cariappa played for Bijapur Bulls in Karanataka Premier League 2014-15. Photo Courtesy - Facebook.
KC Cariappa played for Bijapur Bulls in Karanataka Premier League 2014-15. Photo Courtesy – Facebook.

Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders were seen fighting over the 20-year-old, who turns 21 on April 13 this year. Along with KC Cariappa, Shreyas Iyer was the other uncapped player to attract a lot of buzz on social media. IPL 2015 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders full list of players bought

Speaking to Cricbuzz, Cariappa said, “Honestly, I never expected so much to be bid on me. I thought I might be picked up for Rs 10 lakhs (his base price). I don’t know how to react to this. My family is so thrilled with the news. Right now my house is crowded with so many people wishing me well.”