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Chetan Sharma
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Chetan Sharma

India
Chetan Sharma

INTL CAREER: 1983 - 1994

Full Name

Chetan Sharma

Born

January 03, 1966, Ludhiana, Punjab

Age

55y 128d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

A pocket-sized powerhouse, Chetan Sharma made up for his lack of height and build with a good action and thrust from the shoulders at the point of delivery. He made his international debut at 17 and a year later, aged 18 years, 288 days, played his first Test. He made it memorable by bowling Mohsin Khan with his fifth ball - the third Indian to take a wicket in his first over in Test cricket. He remained Kapil Dev's able partner for almost five years. Though the experts were of the view that he would not last long because of his slight physique, Chetan proved them wrong by some lion-hearted performances. He first gave notice when he took 14 wickets in three Tests in Sri Lanka in 1985, including his first five wicket haul. He did even better in England in 1986 when he took 16 wickets in two Tests, including the first ten-wicket haul by an Indian bowler in that country. Against the West Indies in 1987-88, he had his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests at New Delhi. He played his last Test in the West Indies in 1989 but continued to represent India in one day internationals until 1994-95. Chetan was also a more than useful tailend batsman, as he proved by holding out against McDermott, Hughes and Reid for over two hours in making 54 when sent in as a nightwatchman against Australia in 1985, or when hitting an exhilerating 101 not out when he was promoted to No. 4 against England in the MRF World Series match in 1989. In retirement, Chetan has found success as a popular TV commentator.
Partab Ramchand

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test232793965422.0001170
ODI653516456101*24.0050490.471031470
FC121145393714114*35.03321710
List A1076024852101*23.6612200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test233934702163616/5810/18835.453.7456.80241
ODI656328352336673/223/2234.864.9442.30000
FC12119934112824337/7226.053.3946.00241
List A107450436141155/165/1631.424.8139.10010
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Chetan Sharma played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs