Mohit Sharma: a brief biography of a cricketer
Mohit Sharma was born in Ballabgarh, Haryana, on September 18, 1988.
A significant influence on Sharma’s playing formation was exerted by the British coach and ex-cricketer Ian Pont, who specializes in working with speed bowlers. Thanks to this specialist, he improved his statistical indicators in the first season of the Ranji Trophy, taking 37 wickets in just eight games.
The Chennai Super Kings acquired Sharma in the 2013 season. It didn’t take long for the bowler to gain a foothold in the team: after a short training camp, the head coach offered him a place in the base. Having taken 23 wickets in 15 matches, Mohit became one of the central openings of the season. Fans of the game noted his unique sense of the moment and professional vision of the field, which allowed the bowler to get the necessary points.
Sharma moved to the Kings XI Punjab in 2016, as the previous team was banned for two years. Subsequently, he was bought back, but Mohit did not demonstrate such impressive figures anymore. However, according to many experts, he improved the quality of his game significantly.
Thus, apart from playing for the Haryana team, Mohit Sharma managed to play for the following IPL clubs:
- Chennai Super Kings (2013-2015, 2019);
- Kings XI Punjab (2016-2018);
- Delhi Capitals (2020).
Mohit Sharma: game statistics
Mohit Sharma: performances at the international level
Mohit Sharma made his debut for the national team in the 2013 season. His first appearance in the ODI competition turned out to be super successful for him. After becoming a player of the match against Zimbabwe, he soon received an invitation to play against the Caribbean team and join the South African tour.
After a short pause, Sharma tries his hand at T20I for the first time, taking part in a match against an Australian team, and then gets into the application for the semi-finals and finals of the competition.
Having received a call-up to the national team for the 2015 World Cup, Mohit made the most favorable impression on the public thanks to his confident and disciplined game, taking third place in the list of the most effective bowlers of the tournament. It is worth noting that at these competitions, he replaced the injured Ishant Sharma, so he did everything possible not to disappoint the fans. Mohit’s temporary tie-up with Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav proved to be very successful, although the bowler himself was by no means inclined to pull the blanket over himself:
“My role is straightforward. When Shami and Umesh create pressure, I have to support him, including helping Ashwin and Jadeja. The way Shami and Umesh play up front has taught me a lot. So, in general, my role is not to ease the pressure they have created because, in the end, it makes it easier to face the batsmen and allows me to use my strengths, which I have been doing for the last ten years. Of course, transitioning from a big field to a small one is always a challenge for both teams, so we need to keep our concentration to demonstrate our maximum.”
Despite the successes achieved, the bowler was soon ousted from the foundation of the national team by more successful rivals.