Deepti Sharma is an Indian cricket player from Saharanpur, utter Pradesh. Nowadays, she is coming into the limelight due to her excellent performance. In this blog, we will know about Deepti Sharma in detail.
Deepti Sharma became the second-highest run-scorer by scoring 188 runs (in a single inning) taking just 160 balls against Sri Lanka. In this match, she made another highest partnership record by making a partnership of 320 runs with her partner Punam Raut.
Deepti Sharma was born on 24 August 1997 in the town of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her real name is Deepti Bhagwan Sharma. Her Zodiac sign is Virgo. Deepti’s father’s name is Bhagwan Sharma, who was a chief booking supervisor at the Indian railway. Her mother’s name is Sushila Sharma. Deepti Sharma has seven siblings. She is the youngest amongst her siblings. One of her siblings’ names is Sumit Sharma.
In her childhood days, Deepti used to play with her elder brother Sumit, who initially coached her. Sumit Sharma started playing from an early age. He used to play for UP U19 and U 22 teams.
Deepti Sharma Career
Deepti’s career started at a very young age. She started her formal training under her elder brother Sumit. Deepti Sharma started her career as a medium-pacer before changing to spin. In November 2017, Deepti Bhagwan Sharma signed for the West Bengal team for the next senior women’s domestic season. After getting the no-objection certificate from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, Deepti was linked to railways and Baroda. However, Bengal joined in the offers and walked away with the best all-rounders the country has seen.
She played consistently throughout her career in domestic level cricket. The turning point of her life came when after watching her performance selectors which in turn got her the call up from the national team management to appear for the Indian women team. Deepti Sharma is a right-handed player but settles into a left-hand grip without training.
International Match Debut
- ODI Match: 19-March-2009 against West Indies women in Sydney.
- T20 Match: 13-Jun-2009 against Pakistan women in Taunton.
- Test Match: 13-Aug-2014 against England women in Wormsley.
Playing against Sri Lanka Deepti bowled 6 wickets giving away just 20 runs. In June 2017, she has played 20 one-day international matches in which she has scored 737 runs at an average of 52.64. In May 2017, playing against Ireland, Deepti along with Punam Raut, constructed a 320 runs partnership in which Deepti had contributed 188 runs taking just 160 balls. This partnership broke both the standing women’s record of 229 and the standing men’s record in One Day International of 286. She graded one more record in the same match with 27 fours she had hit while on the crease. This is the highest ever figure in Women’s cricket.
Some interesting facts about Deepti Sharma
- Deepti Sharma started her career as a medium pacer.
- Deepti Sharma has a very close friendship with Richa Manabendra Ghosh. She is also a young Indian wicketkeeper.
- Richa Ghosh started his career at a very young age. Richa Ghosh was only 12 years old when she was named in the Indian 15 played squad for the ICC, Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.
- She likes to watch movies and loves listening to the songs of Arijit Singh.
- She is categorized as a grade B player according to the latest central contract system of the BCCI. As a result, she earns 30 lakhs per annum for featuring in the Indian national side.
Deepti Sharma is a right-handed player but settles into a left-hand grip without training. She is especially noted for her high level of maturity, which is ironic considering she is the youngest in the national squad. Deepti Sharma’s batting style is Left-hand batting, and her bowling style is Right-arm off-break. Her jersey number is #6 (Indian Women).
Deepti Sharma Awards
- Elixir’s Cricketer Award of your
- ICC Women’s World Cup Running-Up
- Jagmohan Dalmiya Award
Deepti Sharma’s Age
She was born on 24 August 1997 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Currently, she is only 24 years old Indian cricketer.
Deepti Bhagwan Sharma remains very active on social media. She keeps sharing her recent photos on social media from time to time. She has 92k followers on Instagram.
Height: 165 cm or 1.65 m (approx)
Weight: 55 kg or 121 Ibs (approx)
Figure Measurement: 33-28-33
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black