A LIFE IN SPORT
Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu, Chandhok grew up in a sporting environment and soon found himself playing a number of competitive sports before zoning in on cricket. He captained the prestigious VB Cricket Academy and represented his city & state before moving to Australia to further develop his skill sets. A swift graduation to South Australia's (SA) A Grade Cricket League saw him take on the likes of Shaun Tait, Jason Gillespie, Darren Lehmann, Ryan Harris, Monty Panesar and many others. Three back-to-back 100's on tour resulted in Suhail becoming the first Indian to receive the coveted Oxford-Cambridge Half Blue Award for Sporting Excellence in SA. A record-breaking season in the UK then led to a stint with the IPL's Bangalore Royal Challengers, late in 2009 and again in 2010 before multiple knee surgeries soon ended his playing aspirations.
Chandhok is also a Cricket Australia Level 2 Accredited Coach, working with the prestigious South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) for over 2 years as a High Performance Batting and Spin Bowling coach. He was also the youngest A Grade Head Coach in SA, taking Sturt DCC Women's Team to 2nd in the Premiership, with two of the girls also going on to win the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup with Australia.
Suhail went on to successfully launch his own Sports PR & Marketing firm, Adrenna Communications, at the age of 22, managing top global sports athletes & entities before eventually making a move to Mumbai as a Sports Presenter & Commentator with Star Sports.