RISE Worldwide signs breakout star Sai Sudharsan to its talent roster

Jun 3, 2024
RISE will work with Sai to build and expand his business through endorsements, content development and social media monetisation among others.

RISE Worldwide Ltd, a Reliance company and India’s leading Sports, Lifestyle & Entertainment Company, announces the addition of Sai Sudharsan, to its esteemed talent roster. RISE also represents cricketing legends, including Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya and young talent like Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma.


By providing a long-term approach, RISE aims to amplify Sai's presence beyond the cricket field while maximizing his brand value.


Sai Sudharsan said, “I feel honoured to be a part of the RISE Worldwide talent roster that features so many greats of Indian cricket. As I grow in my cricket career on the field and look to learn every day, it is also the right moment for me to develop my brand off the field and I am certain the team at RISE is the perfect partner to help me along that journey.”


Nikhil Bardia, Head of RISE Worldwide, said, “We are delighted to welcome Sai to RISE Worldwide. He has been one of the breakout stars of Indian cricket in recent times and one to watch out for. We have expertise in managing young and fast-rising cricketers and will draw upon those to build and grow Sai’s brand value while also looking at his unique characteristics to help position him as a brand.”


Get to Know Sai:

  • At just 22, Sai has already represented India in three ODIs, making his debut vs South Africa in December 2023 after having a breakthrough IPL season backed up by an impressive stint in County cricket with reigning champions Surrey.
  • Sai has always been one for early impact; he had a sensational start to his international career, scoring an unbeaten half-century on debut and following it up with another fifty in the next ODI as well.
  • Sai has already been a part of champion sides in IPL, TNPL and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at such a young age.


IPL highlights

  • Sai is touted to be an all-format player for India and had a good IPL season in 2022 and 2023. Building on his promising season in 2022, he stroked a sublime 47-ball 96 in the final and was the 3rd highest run-getter for Gujarat Titans in their runner-up finish, amassing 362 runs in 2023.
  • In 2024
    • Sai has made the most runs for Gujarat Titans in the season
    • He became only the second Gujarat Titans (GT) player ever to score a century in IPL
    • Sai became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in the IPL