Narayan Jagadeesan’s lesser-known statistics include:
His father, C.J. Narayan, who used to play cricket for Tata Electric Company in Mumbai, inspired him to take up the sport.
He began playing cricket when he was nine years old.
On October 27, 2016, he made his first-class debut at Cuttack, receiving the ‘Man of the Match’ award (Madhya Pradesh v Tamil Nadu in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy).
On February 26, 2017, he made his List-A debut in Cuttack for Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nadu v Uttar Pradesh).
In nine first-class matches, he has a total score of 437 at an average of 43.70, with two centuries, one half-century, and 33 catches.
He scored 216 runs at an average of 30.85 in T20 cricket (13 matches).
In ten List-A matches, Jagadeesan scored 443 points on an average of 44.30.
Chennai Super Kings have signed him for a fee of 20 lakhs to play in the IPL 2018.
He aspired to be a fast bowler, but his coach and father advised him to pursue a career as a wicketkeeper instead.
According to him, his wicket-keeping position aids in the development of his batting because he can see the whole game from a 360-degree angle in the field and can track each ball minutely.