Sanjeev Sharma

Country: India
Born: August 25, 1965, Delhi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Sanjeev Sharma Bio

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, a right-arm medium pace bowler, was a prominent figure in the cricketing circles of India during the 1980s and 1990s. Although not as acclaimed as some of his contemporaries, Sharma made his mark in the cricketing fraternity through his skillful bowling and undeniable determination.

Born in India, Sharma emerged as a promising talent in the late 1980s. He was one of the many bowlers to be given an opportunity to partner with the legendary Kapil Dev in the Indian bowling attack. While he may not have had a long and illustrious career on the international stage, he left an indelible mark on the game through his impressive performances.

Sharma’s Test debut came against New Zealand in the 1988-1989 season. Despite the pressure that comes with international cricket, he displayed remarkable composure and confidence. Sharma stood out by taking three crucial wickets in his debut match, effectively dismantling the tail-end of the New Zealand batting lineup. His figures of three for 37 showcased his potential and hinted at a bright future ahead.

This debut performance earned Sharma a spot on the tour of the West Indies in 1989. However, despite being with the national team during the tour, he did not manage to secure a place in the playing XI for any of the Test matches. Despite this setback, Sharma did not lose hope and continued to work hard, demonstrating his dedication to the game.

It was not until the following year that Sharma got his second opportunity to represent his country in Test cricket. In a match against England in 1990, he donned the Indian jersey once again. While he may not have been able to make a significant impact in that particular game, Sharma’s sheer presence in the national team was a testament to his skills and determination.

Throughout his career, which spanned almost two decades, Sharma remained a respected figure in domestic cricket. He tirelessly plied his trade for various teams in India, consistently delivering commendable performances. His unwavering commitment to the sport and his team earned him the reputation of being a dependable player.

In November 2004, after years of dedicated service to the game, Sharma decided to retire from competitive cricket. His retirement marked the end of an era for Indian cricket, as fans bid farewell to a resilient and hardworking cricketer.

Though not a high-profile player, Sharma’s contributions to the sport cannot be undermined. His skillful bowling, commendable work ethic, and passion for the game earned him a place in the cricketing history of India. While his career may have had its ups and downs, it is undeniable that Sanjeev Kumar Sharma’s determination and perseverance made him a beloved figure in the Indian cricket community.

Sanjeev Sharma Career Stats

Sanjeev Sharma Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 56 38 28 80 70 0 0 9 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 12 4 80 28 10 135 59.25 0 0 4 0 7 0
FC 89 107 30 2785 117 36.16 - - 3 16 - - 39 0
List A 61 35 13 573 58 26.04 - - 0 2 - - 16 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sanjeev Sharma Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 4 414 247 6 3/37 3/50 41.16 3.57 69 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 22 979 813 22 5/26 5/26 36.95 4.98 44.5 0 1 0
FC 89 - 14982 7621 235 8/76 - 32.42 3.05 63.7 - 8 0
List A 61 - 2602 2059 47 5/26 5/26 43.8 4.74 55.3 1 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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