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Chezhian “Nishanth” Hari Nishanth is among the most talented young cricketers in India and has made a small yet remarkable career that has left the fans utterly shocked and delighted. C Hari Nishanth became famous for his awestruck batsmanship and his dedication to cricket.


He made his Twenty20 debut in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and has so far played 19 T29 matches with a top score of 92 runs, not out. Nishanth found his life-changing career opportunity when the CEO of Chennai Super Kings realised his true potential and signed him up for the 2021 Indian Premier League season. He has yet to perform in the IPLs. Nishanth has not yet made his International debut in the cricketing world. 




Full nameChezhian Hari Nishanth
Nickname Nishanth
BornAugust 16, 1996

(24 years)

Place of originOoty, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Occupation Cricketer
Relatives Chetiyan (father)

Latha (mother)

Mythreyi Nivedita (sister)

Teams associated withTamil Nadu

Dindigul Dragons

VB Thiruvellan Veerans

Chennai Super Kings

State teamTamil Nadu
Batting Left-handed batsman
Bowling Right arm, off-break bowling


Early life

C Hari Nishanth was born in a middle-class family in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, on August 16, 1996. Hari has dreamt of becoming a cricketer since childhood, and he began playing the sport from a very young age.  His father, Chetiyan, was a Physical Education teacher and a disciplinarian who always supported Nishanth and taught him the importance of discipline in playing a sport. His mother, Latha, was a homemaker. His elder sister, Mythreyi, was also very supportive of Nishanth’s dreams and decided to spend the money saved for her education on buying him good quality cricket gear. 


His family decided to shift to Coimbatore to let Nishanth experience proper cricket training and experience. He played and trained in cricket clubs until he was ready to try for various competitions. He completed his primary education from Ooty and is a college graduate from PSG College of Arts and Sciences. 


C Hari Nishanth got selected into team Tamil Nadu and later went on to play for Dindigul Dragons and VB Thiruvellan Veerans. He made his List A debut in the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy for Tamil Nadu on Sept 24, 2019. He made his First-Class debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy tournament on Dec 25 2019, and played against Madhya Pradesh. He made his much-awaited Twenty20 debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Feb 21, 2019, and his brilliant performance left the audience surprised. In 2021, Hari played for Tamil Nadu in aT20 match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where his team emerged victorious by a large margin. He also contributed to 246 runs in the tournament, with 35 runs in his final innings. Hari is an extraordinary player and managed to achieve such milestones at just the beginning of his career.


The CEO and Coach of Chennai Super Kings decided to give Hari the opportunity of a lifetime. They signed him up in the 2021 IPL players’ auction in February, ahead of the commencement of the 2021 IPL season. He was bought by CSK for the base price of 20 lakhs and is yet to show off his skills in the IPLs, which was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.  Hari is yet to make his International debut and is exceptionally excited to tick that milestone off his list. 


Nishanth is an amazing left handed batsman who has consistently proven himself since the beginning of his career. His unmatched bowling skills are an added benefit to his skill sets, with the ability to bowl off break sharply and accurately with his right arm.   

Physical Appearance

Nishanth is a fair skinned, handsome man who likes to work out and maintain his body figure. He is a tall person, with a height of 5 ft 7 inches and weighs 69 kgs. He works hard to regulate his body weight and flexibility. He has big, dark brown eyes and his hair is black in color. His shoe size is 8 as per the UK measurement. 

Personal life and interests

Nishanth is an avid sports lover and loves to play Cricket and Football. He also likes to regularly workout and stay fit. He also enjoys travelling to new places and dancing in his free time. He also likes to jog and swim regularly. Out of all cricketers, he admires Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh the most. He is also a big fan of Mark Greatbatch. 


Nishanth is unmarried and is also currently single and wants to devote himself completely to his career. He practises Hinduism as his religion very dutifully and faithfully. His zodiac sign is Leo. Hr prefers to listen to Hip Hop while working out. His favorite movie actors are Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. 


In 2021, Chennai Super Kings bought Nishanth in the 2021 IPL auction for the upcoming season for the base price of 2 lakhs. His IPL salary rank is yet unknown. 

Nishanth’s estimated net worth is reportedly around $1-5 million USD. He also has additional earnings from media campaigns and brand deals. His salary graph is only going register a steep growth after his first IPL match. 

Social media handles

Unlike many other sports persons who find it difficult to take out time for social media, Nishanth is a very active and ardent social media user and likes to post regularly on his social media accounts. He is available on Facebook by the handle @Hari_NishanthC and likes to update his fans about his work and life through it. He is found more regularly on Instagram by @harichezhian268. He posts regularly about his training and experience of being in CSK and loves to post about his professional life. He also likes to post pictures of his family, appreciating them and publicly thanking them for their immense support. He also likes to connect with his fans and meet them via social media.