Does Krishnamachari Srikkanth smoke?: Yes Krishnamachari Srikkanth smoking.Krishnamachari Srikkanth is a former international cricketer who played for the Indian team from 1981 to 1992. He played the role of the opening batter with the distinctive feature of being a swashbuckling hitter at that time. His aggressive stroke play started the trend of hard-hitting at the start of the inning.He played a crucial role in Indias win in the 1983 Cricket World Cup finals where he was the top-scorer in the match with 38 runs off 57 balls. Krishnamachari plays a shot for his valiant 38 runs against West Indies in the 1983 World Cup finals Fans Swarms onto the ground after Indias 1983 World Cup win.He started playing cricket from his childhood. He had no coach either. Whenever he holds the bat, whether its in the corridor or playground, he started playing. The first time he played a tournament was a city Inter-school cricket competition. Later, he attended a coaching camp conducted by Mushtaq Ali when he was in school final year.In 1981, at the age of 21, he made his international debut for India against England at Bombay (now Mumbai). In this match, he got out on zero after facing ten balls. A few days later, he made his test debut where he scored 0 and 13 runs respectively against the same side. Krishnamachari Srikkanth.He made his first test fifty against England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 9 December 1981. Likewise, his first century (116 runs) in Test cricket came against Australia in January 1986. Both these games ended in a draw.On 9 June 1983, Indias first match of the 1983 World Cup took place against West Indies at Manchester where Srikkanth opened the batting for India and scored 14 runs. The total runs he scored in the 1983 World Cup was 156 runs in 8 games with an average of 19.5. The highest score in that Cup was against Australia at Nottingham with 39 runs during a league stage. Krishnamachari Srikkanth posing with his teammates after winning the 1983 World Cup. Srikkanth third from left; standing.As he was playing more matches, he was developing into a mainstay of the Indian cricket team. In 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket, he again emerged as the highest scorer of the side with 63 runs and helped the Indian team to win the title. In 1989, he was made the captain of the Indian team. Under his captaincy, India could manage to draw all the four test matches against Pakistan in their homeland. However, he was dropped from the side owing to his poor batting performance in that series.After two years, he was brought back to the side for the Australia series where his batting failure continued with 135 runs in 8 innings with an average of 16.88.He retired from international cricket in 1993 after the 1992 World Cup and the tour of Australia. He was also not selected in the South Zone team in 1993. When he ended his cricket career, he had the most runs for India in ODI cricket.