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Mohit Sharma

Full NameMohit Mahipal Sharma

BornSeptember 18, 1988

Height1.75 m

NationalityIndian

RoleBowler / Right arm fast medium

Relation(s)Shweta Sharma (Spouse), Mahipal Sharma (Father), Sunita Sharma (Mother)

Mohit Sharma Biography


Mohit Mahipal Sharma an Indian cricketer was born on September 18th 1988 in Ballabgarh, Faridabad, Haryana. He plays for Haryana and the Indian cricket team. He is a fast medium bowler.


Background


Mohit Sharma made his debut for Haryana in the 2011-12 season. He had a decent start to the first class career. After the season, he got trained from Ian Pont.


In the 2012-13 season, he played wonderfully and picked up 37 impressive wickets from seven matches with an average of 23. He ended up as the 5th highest wicket taker in that season.


This brought him into limelight and he was shortlisted by Andy Bichel in the bowling camp that was held. He was picked by Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 Indian Premier League as an uncapped player.


Debut


His impressive performances in the IPL earned him a place in Indian ODI team as he was selected to the India’s tour to Zimbabwe in 2013. He made his debut in the 4th ODI where he bowled excellently and picked up 2 wickets.


He ended the match with the figures of 2-26 in 10 overs and was named the Man of the Match in his very first match.


He made his debut in T20 against Australia in 2014, picking up one wicket in that match.  


Rise to Glory


He got selected for the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh. He picked up three wickets in the tournament for India.


He was then selected for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in Australia and New Zealand. He totally had 13 scalps to his name in the World Cup and stood as India’s 3rd highest wicket taker.


Low Points


Even though he played in two World Cups for India, he has not been consistent in the international level and has been dropped from the squad.


He conceded lot of runs in the International matches and this was a heavy criticism on him.


Club Career


He played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2013 season of the IPL and impressed the audience with his bowling ability. He was again bought by Chennai in the next season for Rs. 2 crores.


He then moved to Kings XI Punjab for the 2016 and 2017 season. The team brought him back using the Right to Match card for an amount of Rs. 2.4 crore.


Captaincy


He has captained the Haryana Ranji Trophy Team few times. He captained Haryana in the match against Mumbai which was the last match of Sachin Tendulkar. He eventually picked up the wicket of Sachin in the 1st innings.


Record


He picked up 23 wickets in the 2013 IPL which made him highest wicket taker for a uncapped player in a single IPL season.


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