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Full name Parthasarathy Harishchandra Sharma
Born January 5, 1948, Alwar, Rajasthan
Died October 20, 2010 (aged 62 years 288 days)
Major teams India, Rajasthan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Delhi, Dec 11-15, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Kolkata, Jan 1-6, 1977 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 21, 1976 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22, 1976 scorecard|
|List A span||1973-1980|
A cricketer whose Test career did not compare to his impressive domestic record, Parthasarthi Sharma was a well-built, right-hand batsman. Selected in the national team following a series of impressive performances for Rajasthan and Central Zone in the Ranji and Duleep Trophies, Sharma had a promising beginning, scoring 54 and 49 on debut against West Indies in Delhi in 1974-75. A less successful outing in the next Test, in which he scored 6 and 9, had him axed. On tours to New Zealand and West Indies, Sharma opened with Sunil Gavaskar in the first Test in Bridgetown, but scored only 6 and 1. At home against England in 1976-77, he had scores of 4, 29, 9 and 20 in two Tests and was discarded for good after defeats in both games.
On the domestic circuit, however, Sharma played with distinction during a first-class career that spanned two decades. In the Ranji Trophy he scored 4372 runs (38.69) and in the Duleep Trophy he made 1379 runs (38.31). He was a mainstay of the Rajasthan side that repeatedly won the Central Zone championship and finished runners-up several times in the national competition. He was one of the stars of Central Zone's maiden triumph in the Duleep Trophy in 1971-72. Sharma died of cancer at the age of 62 in 2010.
Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
The Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Kings XI Punjab and Northern Knights, in Mohali