Paul Valthaty Biography

Full Name: Paul Chandrashekar Valthaty
Born: 7 December 1983 (1983-12-07), Mumbai, India
Role: all rounder

Paul Chandrashekar Valthaty born December 7, 1983 in Mumbai is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He hails from the town of Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh from a Telugu family. A Lower-order batsman who occasionally bowls medium-pace, Paul Valthaty shot into the limelight with a blistering century for Kings XI Punjab in the 2011 IPL season.

Valthaty was born in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh and later his parents had shifted to Bombay (now Mumbai). They belong to Nandyala Village in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. Valthaty's father Chandrasekhar belongs to Panyam Mandalam, Gorukallu Village and his mother Dr.Chandravathy is professionally a Doctor and her native place is S.P.G.Compound, Nandyala. His father Chandrasekar worked as Director in L & T Company in Mumbai and recently retired. He was a student at Don Bosco High School(Borivali).

Valthaty was trained in Dileep Vengsarkar academy in Mumbai. He was then recommended by Vengsarkar to Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) president Mr. Chamundeswarinath.

Indian Premier League

Paul Valthaty is the opening batsmen for Kings XI Punjab, had an outstanding game in the Indian Premier League against the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings. Valthaty raced to 120 not out in 63 balls as the Kings XI Punjab chased down the mammoth 189-run target with six wickets and five balls to spare at Mohali. It was the first hundred of IPL 2011 and 13th overall and this century is his first fastest century. It was also the 3rd highest IPL score ever, after only Brendon McCullum's 158* and Murali Vijay's 127. In his next game Paul scored a fabulous 75 of 47 deliveries hitting 5 sixes and 8 fours after achieving the best bowling figures for any Kings XI Punjab bowler with 4 for 29. His all round performance resulted in a big win for his team. He played a pacey innings in his next match scoring 46 off just 31 deliveries with three classic sixes. With his initial blitzkrieg, the team crossed the fifty in just three overs, a record in IPL history.

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