Deepti Sharma wants to perfect the carrom ball

Deepti said that she is a batting all-rounder, but that doesn't stop her from working and trying to revamp her bowling.

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma of India. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Deepti Sharma was one of the finds of the recently concluded Women’s World Cup 2017. Her performances with both bat and ball impressed many spectators. Considering the fact she is just 19, expectations are high from the girl born in Saharanpur. This journey from Saharanpur to Lord’s was not easy for the all-rounder. Deepti is youngest of the seven siblings and is very close to her brother Sumit, who she credits for introducing her to cricket.

Life changing moment for Deepti

Deepti recalled an incident which she termed as life changing. She said that once accompanying Sumit to his training, she met former Indian cricketer, Hemlata Kala. First Hemlata thought Deepti is a boy, but her brother corrected Hemlata and told her she was a girl. Hearing this Hemlata asked Deepti’s brother to bring her to training any day.


“There were a few girls practicing on a margin and among them was Hemlata Kala (former Indian cricketer). She asked my hermit if we were his younger brother. In reply, he corrected her and pronounced that she is my sister,” Deepti recalled in an interview to Indian Express. “Without wasting much time, Hemlata mam asked Sumit to get me for training any day.”

A big fan of Ashwin

Deepti Sharma said that she is a batting all-rounder, but that doesn’t stop her from working and trying to revamp her bowling. She is a big fan of Indian star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s variations. She further added that she is trying to learn the carrom ball and other variations.

“I haven’t met him nonetheless though am a fan of a variation he uses in Test cricket. We mostly try to play a carrom round during nets though haven’t used it in compare conditions as yet. It is required to have variations in your bowling as many of a non-Asian players find it tough to hoop spin.” She added