Abhishek Sharma Biography – A hard-hitting left-hand allrounder from Punjab who started playing cricket at the age of 3!
Abhishek Sharma was born on September 04, 1994, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. His father Raj Kumar Sharma, is a Banker, employed at Bank of India, Amritsar. Also, he’s a cricket coach too.
His mother’s name is Manju Sharma.
He has two sisters named Sania and Komal Sharma. Abhishek is the youngest among the siblings.
He did his schooling at Delhi Public School (DPS), Delhi.
Abhishek Sharma IPL Stats:
|Abhishek Sharma's Profile:|
|Full Name||Abhishek Sharma|
|Date of Birth||September 4, 2000|
|Age||20 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|School||Delhi Public School, Inida|
|Height (approx)||5ft. 7"|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Father||Raj Kumar Sharma|
|Siblings||2 sisters (Sania Sharma and Komal Sharma)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Major Teams||India Under-19s, Punjab, Punjab Under-19s, Punjab Under-16s, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad.|
|First-Class Debut||Himachal Pradesh vs Punjab at Dharamsala (October 6, 2017)|
|List-A Debut||Punjab vs Vidarbha at Delhi (February 25, 2017)|
|T-20 Debut||Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Delhi (May 12, 2018)|
Cricket Career of Abhishek Sharma:
Abhishek Sharma started playing cricket from the age of 3 only, obviously not so serious cricket. But, he had some cricket connection already, as his father, Raj Kumar, used to play cricket for Punjab at the domestic level. His father was a slow left-arm spinner and had played for the North Zone in the 1985-86 Vijay Hazare Trophy’s finale.
He then started playing serious cricket under his father’s guidance at Gandhi Sports Complex Club. Soon, he made his name in the age-level cricket for Punjab. Abhishek has also played for India under-15s team. He scored a brilliant century on his under-19s debut in the Vinoo Makad Trophy.
Later, Sharma became the captain of the India Under-16s team. And soon led the Indian under-19s side to win the 2016-17 Asia Cup title. He also earned the man of the match award in the final of the Asia Cup for picking the four crucial wickets of the Srilanka Under-19s team.
Abhishek was also part of the 2018 under-19s world cup winning team. He didn’t get much to bat in the tournament, however, he did score a fifty against Bangladesh in the quarter-final.
Abhishek Sharma made his List-A debut on February 25, 2017, for Punjab, along with his friend and teammate Shubman Gill. He picked 2 wickets and scored 46 runs on the debut match against Vidarbha.
Later, on October 06, 2019, he made his first-class debut against Himachal Pradesh. He scored a brilliant inning of 94 runs, including 13 fours and a six. He also picked 1 wicket in the match.
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Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) picked Abhishek Sharma at the 2018 IPL auction for 55 lakhs. He played his match for the DC against the Royal Challengers Banglore in which he scored unbeaten 46 runs including 3 fours and 4 sixes.
The next year, Delhi traded him, along with Shahbaz Nadeem and Vijay Shankar, to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the exchange of Shikhar Dhawan.
Sharma made his IPL debut for SRH on April 15, 2018, against his previous team, Delhi Capitals. He made 2 runs in the match and also picked his maiden IPL wicket in the form of Colin Munro.
SRH retained him for the 2020 IPL.
|Abhishek's IPL Stats|
Facts about Abhishek Sharma:
- He was the highest wicket-taker of 2015-16 Under-16s Vijay Merchant Trophy (57 wickets).
- His father moved to the UAE for playing cricket after not getting enough opportunities in his state team.
- His favorite cricketers are Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Abhishek Sharma?
Ans: 20 years (in 2020)
Q2: What is the height of Abhishek Sharma?
Ans: 5ft. 7″ (1.70 m)
Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Abhishek Sharma?
Ans: Not known
Q4: Who is the father of Abhishek Sharma?
Ans: Raj Kumar Sharma
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