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Deepti Sharma (Cricketer) Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 26 Years
Hometown: Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Deepti Sharma

Bio/Wiki
Full nameDeepti Bhagwan Sharma [1]YouTube - Boldsky
ProfessionCricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 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)
Deepti Sharma playing a cricket match for 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
• Velocity
• Western Storm
Coach(es)/Mentor(s)• Sumit Sharma (Deepti's brother was her first coach)
• Hemlata Kala
• Rita Dey
Batting StyleLeft-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-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. [2]The Indian Express
• 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. [3]Hindustan Times
• 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). [4]India Today
• 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. [5]Hindustan Times
• 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. [6]The Times of India
Awards, Honours, Achievements • BCCI Award (2018)
Deepti Sharma felicitated at the BCCI awards

• Best Women’s Cricketer Award by CAB Cricket (2018)
Deepti Sharma receiving Best Women Cricketer Award by CAB Cricket

• BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy for Best Woman Cricketer (Sr Domestic for 2018-19)
Deepti Sharma receiving the BCCI Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy for Best Woman Cricketer

• Felicitated by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal (2019)
Deepti Sharma receiving an award by the Department of Youth Services and Sports Government of West Bengal

• Arjuna Award (2020)
Deepti Sharma conferred with the Arjuna Award 2020 through a virtual ceremony

• Special Award by CAB Cricket (2022)
Deepti Sharma receiving Special Award by CAB Cricket
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 August 1997 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)26 Years
BirthplaceAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownAgra, Uttar Pradesh
Educational QualificationDeepti 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. [7]ANI News
ReligionHinduism [8]Instagram - Deepti Sharma
ControversyControversial 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). [9]Hindustan Times
Deepti Sharma's run-out of England batter Charlotte Dean during the third ODI match at the iconic Lord's in September 2022
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Bhagwan Sharma (retired chief booking supervisor with the Indian Railways)
Mother- Sushilla Sharma (retired college principal)
Deepti Sharma's parents
SiblingsBrother(s)- Lovelesh Sharma (architect), Sumit Sharma (runs a cricket coaching camp in Uttar Pradesh), Prashant Sharma
Deepti Sharma with her father and brother
Deepti Sharma's brother Sumit Sharma
Deepti Sharma with her brother Prashant Sharma
Sister- Pragati Sharma
Deepti Sharma with her sister

Note: Deepti Sharma has five brothers.

Deepti Sharma batting

 Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepti Sharma

  • Deepti Sharma is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s cricket team as an all-rounder. She holds several records in cricket. On 13 February 2023, during the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auctions in Mumbai, Deepti was signed by UP Warriorz for Rs. 2.60 crores.
  • Deepti grew up in a middle-class family in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Her brother Sumit Sharma was also a cricketer in his younger days. Sumit played for Uttar Pradesh in the C K Naidu Trophy. Later, he gave up cricket as his parents could not afford to bear his cricketing expenses. Sumit worked at a private firm for a while and later, set up a cricket coaching camp in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Deepti was 9 years old when her family came to know about her passion for cricket. She was so passionate about the game that she would often ask her father to tell her brother Sumit to take her along to the cricket ground, where he practiced the game. At the ground, Deepti loved watching her brother and his friends play cricket, and it became her routine to pick up the stray ball and throw it back to the players. One day, when Deepti was watching her brother and his friends play cricket at the Ekalavya sports stadium, she picked up a stray ball and tossed it back to the ground from 50 meters. The ball hit the stumps. The incident caught the attention of Hemlata Kala, a former Indian cricketer and the then chairperson of the BCCI’s women’s selection panel, who was present there to train the cricketers. Kala immediately enquired about Deepti and told Sumit that if trained properly, Deepti would go on to represent India someday.
  • Soon, Sumit (Deepti’s first coach) began training her in cricket. After a few months of training, Deepti started giving auditions for state cricket teams but was overlooked by the selectors due to her age. This continued for a few years.
  • Meanwhile, Kala made sure that Deepti received good training and collected appropriate experience. Kala also took Deepti to nets at the Railway Camps in Delhi and Allahabad.
  • At one of the camps, Deepti came to the notice of Rita Dey, a former Indian cricketer and selector, who decided to mentor her.
  • Soon, she started getting offers to play cricket at the domestic level. Deepti gave several consistent performances at the domestic level and was later called up for a camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
  • She played her first One Day International match on 28 November 2014 against South Africa Women at Bengaluru during the ICC Women’s Championship.
  • Two years later, Deepti recorded her best ODI bowling figures by making six dismissals in a match agaainst Sri Lanka in Ranchi.
  • She made her T20 international debut on 31 January 2016 against the Australia Women’s cricket team in Sydney.
  • In February 2017, during the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier final match, Deepti played a great inning against South Africa by scoring 71 runs off 89 balls. The match was won by India with just one wicket in their hand. For her outstanding performance, Deepti was declared the Player of the Match.
  • In the same year, she represented India at the finals of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. The match was won by England by 9 runs. In the tournament, Deepti scored 216 runs in 8 matches at an average of 30.86. She also took 12 wickets in the tournament with her best bowling figures of 3 for 59 from 7.1 overs against Australia.
  • Later, she was named in the Indian Women’s squad for the quadrangular series in South Africa that also featured Ireland Women, South Africa Women, and Zimbabwe Women. During one of the matches of the series against Ireland in Potchefstroom, Deepti scored 188 runs of 160 balls, making a world record-opening partnership of 320 runs with Poonam Raut. Team India scored 358 runs for 3 wickets in 50 overs. She was named the Player of the Tournament for her performance in the series.

    Deepti Sharma during a cricket match

    Deepti Sharma during a cricket match

  • In 2018, Deepti claimed 6 wickets for 20 runs during the final match of India’s home series against Sri Lanka, helping India to win the series.
  • She was also a part of the Indian women’s squad that participated in the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
  • Deepti Sharma has played several matches for India A Women.
  • In the 2017-18 senior women’s domestic season, Deepti played for Bengal Women’s team. Scoring 312 runs in 6 matches at an average of 104 and strike rate of 65.13, Deepti was the highest scorer of the season. She hit five half-centuries during the tournament, her highest score being 77 runs. She made 9 dismissals in the tournament with her best bowling figures being 3 for 26 against Vidarbha in Kolkata.

    Deepti Sharma as a part of the Bengal Women team

    Deepti Sharma as a part of the Bengal Women’s team

  • During the 2018-2019 senior women’s domestic season, Deepti played 6 matches in which she scored 313 runs (including 2 centuries and one half-century). She took 13 wickets in the tournament with her best bowling figures being 4 for 12 against Kerala in Bengaluru.
  • In 2018, Sharma was included in the Indian Women’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. The Indian team made it to the semi-finals of the tournament, where the team lost to England by 8 wickets. Deepti picked up 5 wickets in the tournament with her best being 2 for 15 in 3 overs against Ireland.
  • In 2023, she was named in the Indian Women’s squad that took part in the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, held in South Africa.
  • In May 2021, Deepti was included in Indian women’s Test squad for their one-off match against the England Women’s cricket team.
  • She played her first international test match on 16 June 2021 against England at Bristol.
  • During the 2018 and 2022 seasons of the Women’s T20 Challenge, Deepti played for IPL Trailblazers. IPL Trailblazers won the 2020 season of the tournament by defeating IPL Supernovas by 16 runs in the finals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. During their second match against IPL Supernovas in the 2020 season, Deepti scored 43* runs. However, their team lost by two runs.

    Deepti Sharma playing a cricket match for IPL Trailblazers

    Deepti Sharma playing a cricket match for IPL Trailblazers

  • In one of the seasons of the Women’s T20 Challenge, she has also played for IPL Velocity.
  • In the 2019 Kia Super League, Deepti represented Western Storm. The tournament was won by her team.
  • In 2021, Deepti was picked up by London Spirit as a wildcard player during the inaugural season of The Hundred.

    Deepti Sharma as a member of the London Spirit for 100 Ball Cricket

    Deepti Sharma as a member of the London Spirit for 100 Ball Cricket

  • In the 2021 season of the Women’s Big Bash League, Deepti played for the Sydney Thunder team.

    Deepti Sharma playing a cricket match for Sydney Thunder

    Deepti Sharma playing a cricket match for Sydney Thunder

  • In 2022, Deepti represented India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The Indian Women’s team confirmed its berth in the semi-finals by defeating Barbados Women by 100 runs in their final group league match.

    Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh after India secured a berth in the semi finals of 2022 Commonwealth Games

    Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh after India secured a berth in the semi finals of 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • During the auctions of the inaugural Women’s Premier League in 2023, Deepti Sharma was bought by UP Warriorz for Rs. 2.6 crores. Starting at a base price of Rs. 50 lakhs, Sharma was involved in a tight scuffle between Gujarat Giants, Delhi Capitals, and Mumbai Indians. Later, UP Warriorz made a surprise bid of Rs. 2.2 crores and eventually bagged her for Rs. 2.6 crores.
  • In her spare time, Deepti loves listening to music.
  • Although she was naturally a right-handed batsman, Deepti later learned to have a left-hand grip without receiving any formal training.
  • FairPlay Sports, a sports consultancy and agency, manages Deepti’s sports projects.
  • A fitness enthusiast, Deepti follows a strict workout regimen.

    Deepti Sharma during her workout session

    Deepti Sharma during her workout session

  • She is an avid animal lover and posts pictures with several animals on her social media accounts.

    Deepti Sharma with a Kangaroo

    Deepti Sharma with a Kangaroo

  • Deepti has a deep faith in Lord Hanuman.
  • Deepti is a Luddite. In an interview, she revealed that she used a smartphone for the first time when she was 18 years old as the cricket authorities asked her to be present in a common WhatsApp group of the Indian women’s squad.
  • Deepti was a tomboy in childhood and people often confused her to be a boy. Reportedly, when Hemlata Kala first spotted her, she too mistook her as a boy.