Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma has been making a lot of news lately as controversially ‘Mankading’ a set Charlie Dean for the hosts’ 10th wicket to seal the match.
Here, in this article, we bring you some interesting and lesser-known facts about the Indian all-rounder. Have a look:
1997 saw the birth of Deepti Sharma in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Her father was the Indian Railways' former Chief Booking Supervisor. Because her brother Sumit Sharma was a quick bowler, she became interested in cricket. When Deepti was requested to return the ball to the field during a visit to the stadium, she immediately caught everyone's attention. She hit the target by throwing the ball directly to the stumps. Hemlata Kala, the national women's selector for India at the time, saw her at the field, which proved to be the "turning-point" in her career. Hemlata Kala helped her in practice and soon she developed her all-around skills and caught the attention of Rita Dey, who mentored her further. After having made her WODI debut in the ICC Women's Championship against South Africa in 2014, her maiden WODI hundred against Ireland in 2017 also ended up being a part of a 320-run world record opening partnership. On 15th August 2021, Deepti Sharma became the first Indian women's cricketer to ring the bell at the Lord's. Deepti Sharma's net worth is 4 million USD and her income is 1.5 million p.a.