Born 1989, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The 23-year-old fast bowler was signed by the Rajasthan Royals in 2009. He has been trained for 7 years to bowl at speeds up to 100mph with accuracy. Training which could change the way Cricket is coached.
He has overcome a serious injury and then worked with a top javelin coach, as well as maverick English pace coach Ian Pont, in the United States to develop an action – and a body – more related to athletics techniques than traditional cricket techniques. An action that has – don’t worry – been fully approved already by the Australian Insitiute of Sport, cricket’s high court of right and wrong (previous attendees: Shoaib Akhtar, Murali). Sharma spent time there in December, bowling to Shane Watson and being assessed by Greg Chappell.
At the moment no body knows where he is...???
Will he ever play for India...???
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