Former India U19 Cricketer Manan Sharma Retires From Indian Cricket, Set To Play In USA
Former India U19 Cricketer Manan Sharma Retires From Indian Cricket, Set To Play In USA

Delhi all-rounder Manan Sharma announced retirement from Indian cricket and will move to California for superior opportunities.

Manan, who is the son of former Indian cricketer Ajay Sharma, was part of the Indian team that played in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. The team was led by Ashok Menaria and included the ranks of Karnataka players KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.

Manan Sharma was a teammate of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant

Manan also played with the likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan in the Delhi state team.

Manan Sharma
Manan with Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the 2016 IPL auctions for a sum of 10 lakhs, however, he never played for the two-time IPL champions.

A look at Manan’s domestic figures

The Delhi player scored 1208 runs from 35 first-class matches at an average of 27.45. Apart from scoring eight half-centuries, Manan scored 136 against Railways in 2017 at Karnal Singh Stadium.

In List A cricket, he amassed 560 runs, scoring a single half-century. He has also picked up 113 first-class wickets and has claimed 32 wickets from 26 T20 games at an economy rate of 6.07.

Manan Sharma
Manan Sharma. Credits: Twitter

He registered his career-best match haul of 11 wickets for 162 runs in Delhi’s four-wicket win over Haryana and subsequently did well in the Vijay Hazare domestic 50-over competition and the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.

On August 13, India’s 2012 U-19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand retired from all forms of cricket and he confirmed signing a three-year deal with League Cricket in the USA.

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