Deepti Sharma Biography : Age, Height, Early Life, Professional Life, Facts & Net Worth

Deepti Sharma Biography

Deepti Sharma Biography

Deepti Sharma Biography

Full Name Deepti Sharma
Date of Birth 24th, August 1997
Birthplace Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Age 24 years old
Nationality Indian 
Role All-Rounder
Batting Left-Handed Batsman
Bowling Right-Arm Off Spin Bowler
ODI Debut 28 November 2014 vs South Africa
T20 Debut 31 January 2016 v Australia
Test Debut 16 June 2021 v England
Weight 55 kgs 
Height 5’6 ft

Deepti Sharma Early Life

Indian batsman Deepti Sharma is the youngest child of former Indian Railways employee Bhagwan Sharma. Her tryst with cricket was not a pre-planned thing. In stead, it was her brother Sumit who wanted to be a cricketer. Sumit Sharma had always been very interested in the game, and wanted to dedicate all of his hours to the game.

This idea was not much supported by his family, but young Deepti always stood by her brother. She fought for her, as she was wanted Sumit to represent the nation. Sumit’s interest in cricket also meant that her little sister would also catch on the fever. Watching her brother, she too started getting interested in the sport.

However, there were no plans of being a cricketer, until one incident which happened purely by accident. Deepti always used to accompany her brother in his net practice sessions. In one such session at the Eklavya Sports Stadium, former Indian women’s cricketer Hemlata Kala was also training.

Deepti was sitting on the sidelines, watching her brother battle it out at the nets. At one time, a ball rolled towards her. On being asked the return the ball, Deepti threw the ball directly at the stumps from quite a considerable distance. This surprised many, and most notably, Hemlata Kala. She asked for her details, and a proud Sumit stepped up to reveal that she is her brother. Even though Deepti’s career hadn’t even started, Kala predicted that the talented child is destined to represent the nation.

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Deepti Sharma Domestic Career

After being hurled with praises, Deepti decided to take cricket seriously. Under the guidance of Kala, she started practicing daily. Kala’s task was easy, as Deepti was a gifted cricketer. She trained hard for a few years, and then came the D-day – the trails for Uttar Pradesh Under-19 Women’s team.

In the trails, Sharma not only scored a brilliant knock of 65 runs with the bat, but also took 3 wickets. With this, she got her ticket to the side. Since then, Sharma used to consistently perform for the Uttar Pradesh Under-19s. The team management soon realized that they are wasting her tremendous talent by keeping her tied to the junior side. At the tender age of 15, Sharma found herself rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names of women’s cricket, as she was made a part of the Uttar Pradesh senior team.

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Deepti Sharma International Career

Sharma was initially a medium pacer, alongside being a good batsman. But national selector Rita Dey, who was also associated with the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, gave her a crucial piece of advice. Dey knew at because of her short height, pace is not a thing Sharma should pursue.

Instead, she asked her to switch to spin. That she did, and there has not been any looking back since. In just 2 years’ time since being called up for the Uttar Pradesh senior team, Sharma got her national call up. She debuted in an ODI against South Africa at Bengaluru.

She could manage just 1 run with the bat, but got the crucial wickets of Nadine Moodley and Mignon du Preez. Her T20I debut came more than a year later. This time, she played an unbeaten knock of 13. She also took the wicket of Beth Mooney.

Deepti Sharma Facts & Achievements

Sharma created history in May, 2017, when alongside Punam Raut, she created a partnership of 320 runs. 188 of those 320 runs came from Sharma, in just 160 deliveries. This partnership against Ireland broke the record of the highest ever stand in an ODI game, which previously belonged to Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.

She also hit 27 boundaries in the match, the most by any female cricket in an ODI. A year ago, she became the youngest Indian cricketer to take a 5-wicket haul, for her brilliant spell of 6 wickets for 20 runs against Sri Lanka. She also played brilliantly in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa.

Deepti Sharma is also the current third highest individual scorer by a woman cricketer in ODIs 

Deepti Sharma Stats

In 72 ODIs, Sharma has scored 1780 runs at an average of almost 35.6. She has also picked up 81 wickets at an economy rate of less than 6 runs per over. In 58 T20Is, she has scored 498 runs at an average of over 20. In this format, she has picked up 60 wickets and has conceded runs at a brilliant economy rate of under 6 runs per over. She has one 5-wicket haul and one century under her belt.

Deepti Sharma Batting stats
Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI 72 1780 188 35.6 65.0 1 11 189 11
T20I 58 498 49* 20.8 90.2 0 2 35 1
Test 2 152 66 76.0 36.5 0 0 20 0
Deepti Sharma Bowling stats
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4w 5w
ODI 2 3537 2476 81 6/20 30.6 6.13 43.7 2 1
T20I 58 1225 1252 60 4/10 20.9 4.20 20.4 1 0
Test 72 258 101 5 3/65 20.2 2.34 51.6 0 0
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