Deepti Sharma is an Indian cricketer who plays for Bengal, Birmingham Phoenix, and India. She plays for UP Warriorz in the Women’s Premier League (WPL). She is an all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off-break.
Deepti Sharma Personal Life
Deepti was born on 24th August 1997 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India to Sushilaa, a retired college principal, and Bhagwan Sharma, a retired chief booking supervisor with the Indian Railways. She has five siblings- Lovelesh Sharma, Sumit Sharma, Prashant Sharma, and Pragati Sharma, and one’s name is unavailable and is the youngest among her siblings.
Deepti Sharma Career
Deepti’s interest in cricket developed when she was 9 years old. She took initial training at Ekalavya Sports Stadium in Agra.
In 2014, she made her ODI International debut against South Africa in Bengaluru. The match was part of the ICC Women’s Championship.
Deepti was part of the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup but the team lost to England by nine runs.
During the 2017-18 season, she was roped in to play for Bengal in Senior women’s domestic. In October 2018, she was named to India’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
In June 2019, she was signed up to play for the Western Storm in the Kia Super League.
In 2021, she was drafted by London Spirit for the inaugural season of The Hundred. On 16th June 2021, she made her Test debut for India against England. In the 2021 WBBL, she played for Sydney Thunder.
In July 2022, she was named to India’s team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
In 2023, she was bought by UP Warriorz for Rs 2.6 crore at the Women’s Premier League Auction.
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Deepti Sharma Relationship
There is not much information available about Deepti’s dating life so we are assuming that Deepti is currently unmarried and single.
Deepti Sharma Education
Deepti had her class 12 exams in 2020. However, she didn’t appear in the examination as the dates of her examination clashed with Women’s T20 World Cup, where she represented India.
Deepti Sharma Net Worth
As a young cricketer, Deepti’s net worth is not publicly available. She earns a large sum of money through match fees, sponsorship deals, and other endorsements.
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Deepti Sharma Wiki/Bio
|Full name||Deepti Bhagwan Sharma|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|International Debut||ODI- 28 November 2014 against South Africa Women in Bengaluru
Test- 16 June 2021 against England in Bristol
T20- 31 January 2016 against the Australia Women in Sydney
|Jersey Number||#6 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team(s)||• Bengal Women
• Birmingham Phoenix Women
• India Green Women
• London Spirit Women
• Sydney Thunder Women
• Trailblazers (Franchise Cricket)
• UP Warriorz Women (Franchise Cricket)
• Uttar Pradesh Women
• Western Storm
|Coach(es)/Mentor(s)||• Sumit Sharma (Deepti’s brother was her first coach)
• Hemlata Kala
• Rita Dey
|Batting Style||Left-hand Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Off-break|
|Records (main ones)||• In 2016, Deepti took 6 wickets in an innings by giving just 20 runs in a match against Sri Lanka, becoming the youngest Indian Cricketer (male or female) to take a 6-wicket haul.
• In May 2017, while playing a One Day International match against Ireland during the quadrangular series in South Africa, Deepti formed an opening partnership of 320 runs with Punam Raut, breaking the standing women’s record of 229 runs (made by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins of England) and the standing men’s record of 286 runs (made by Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka) in One Day International. Deepti’s individual score in the match was 188 runs (consisting off 27 fours) off 160 balls, becoming the third women cricketer to score the maximum in an inning (by batting position) in Women’s One Day Internationals. She created another record in the match by hitting maximum number of fours in an innings in women’s cricket.
• Deepti holds the record of second highest individual Women’s ODI score by Indian women, hitting 188 runs off 160 balls (including 27 fours and 2 sixes).
• In 2019, Deepti bowled 3 maidens in a T20 international match between India and South Africa, becoming the first Indian women cricketer to do so.
• In February 2023, Deepti Sharma became the leading wicket-taking Indian women cricketer with 100 wickets to her name. She registered the record during India’s T20 World Cup 2023 match against West Indies at the Newlands in Cape Town when she dismissed Aly Fletcher.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• BCCI Award (2018)
• Best Women’s Cricketer Award by CAB Cricket (2018)
• BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy for Best Woman Cricketer (Sr Domestic for 2018-19)
• Felicitated by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal (2019)
• Arjuna Award (2020)
• Special Award by CAB Cricket (2022)
|Date of Birth||24 August 1997 (Sunday)|
|Birthplace||Agra, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Agra, Uttar Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||Deepti had her class 12 exams in 2020. However, she didn’t appear in the examination as the dates of her examination clashed with Women’s T20 World Cup, where she represented India.|
|Controversy||Controversial Dismissal of Charlotte Dean: In September 2022, Deepti Sharma’s run-out of England batter Charlotte Dean during the third ODI match at the iconic Lord’s became a subject of discussion in the cricket fraternity as some cricketres termed the dismissal against the spirit of the game, and it sparked a ‘Spirit of Cricket’ debate. Charlotte’s dismissal was the final dismissal of the match that happened in the 44th over of England chase when Deepti noticed Charlotte backing up too far at the non-striker end. According to Deepti it was a planned dismissal as they had warned Charlotte multiple times for the same. This kind of run out was removed only a few days back of Charlotte’s dismissal from law relating to run-outs at non-striker’s end from “unfair play” section. “Law 41.16, running out the non-striker, was moved from Law 41 (Unfair play) to Law 38 (Runout).|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Bhagwan Sharma (retired chief booking supervisor with the Indian Railways)
Mother- Sushilla Sharma (retired college principal)
|Siblings||Brother(s)- Lovelesh Sharma (architect), Sumit Sharma (runs a cricket coaching camp in Uttar Pradesh), Prashant Sharma
Sister- Pragati SharmaNote: Deepti Sharma has five brothers.
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