Abhishek Sharma (Cricketer) Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Abhishek Sharma is an Indian cricketer. He plays for Punjab in the domestic circuit and SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He made headlines after the suicide of model Tania Singh in 2024.

Wiki/Biography

Abhishek Sharma was born on Monday, 4 September 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Amritsar, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He started playing cricket at the young age of three and a half years and trained under his father, Rajkumar Sharma, who also played cricket for age group teams of India.

A childhood photo of Abhishek Sharma

A childhood photo of Abhishek Sharma

He did his schooling at Delhi Public School (DPS), Amritsar. He later studied at DAV College, Amritsar. He later became a professional cricketer.

Abhishek Sharma with Sachin Tendulkar (left) during his school years

Abhishek Sharma with Sachin Tendulkar (left) during his school years

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 12″

Abhishek Sharma physical appearance

Family

He belongs to a Punjabi family.

Parents & Siblings

His father, Rajkumar Sharma, is a former Indian cricketer and works in the Bank of India in Amritsar. His mother, Manju Sharma, is a homemaker. He has two sisters named Sania Sharma who has a daughter named Amyra and Komal Sharma who is a doctor and works in S.G.R.D. Medical College, Amritsar.

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Abhishek Sharma with his parents

Abhishek Sharma with his parents

Abhishek Sharma with his sister, Sania Sharma

Abhishek Sharma with his sister, Sania Sharma

Abhishek Sharma with his sister, Komal Sharma

Abhishek Sharma with his sister, Komal Sharma

Abhishek Sharma with his niece, Amyra

Abhishek Sharma with his niece, Amyra

Wife & Children

He is unmarried and does not have any children.

Religion

He follows Hinduism.

Career

Domestic

He played for Punjab Under-12 before playing for Punjab Under-16 from 2013 to 2016. In the 2016-2017 season, he played for Punjab Under-19. Abhishek Sharma played for North Zone Under-19 in the 2016-17 season, Central Districts XI in the 2017-18 season, and Punjab Under-23 in the 2018-19 season.

Abhishek Sharma during his early cricket playing days

Abhishek Sharma during his early cricket playing days

On 25 February 2017, he made his List A debut for Punjab in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. On 6 October 2017, he made his first-class debut for Punjab in the in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy. On 28 February 2021, he scored a hundred in 42 balls against  Madhya Pradesh which is the fastest hundred by an Indian in List-A cricket.

Abhishek Sharma during a domestic circuit

Abhishek Sharma during a domestic circuit

In the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT), he scored 112 runs off 51 deliveries, helping Punjab score 275 runs for 6 wickets which is the highest T20 score by any Indian T20 team and also the highest number number of sixes in an innings (22). He played for the Punjab Reds in the Trident T 20 Cricket Tournament in 2020.

Abhishek Sharma during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT)

Abhishek Sharma during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT)

International

India Under-19 & India A

He was a member of the India Under-19 team which won the 2018 Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand. He has also played for India A in a few matches.

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Abhishek Sharma when he played for India Under-19

Abhishek Sharma when he played for India Under-19

Indian Premier League (IPL)

In the 2018 auction for season 11 of IPL, he was acquired by Delhi Daredevils (renamed Delhi Capitals) for Rs 55 lakhs against his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.

Abhishek Sharma after being acquired by Delhi Daredevils

Abhishek Sharma after being acquired by Delhi Daredevils

In his first IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 12 May 2018, he scored 46 runs off 19 balls at a strike rate of 242. In 2019, he moved to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). In the 2022 auction, he was acquired by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 6.5 crore against his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Abhishek Sharma in SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) jersey

Abhishek Sharma in SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) jersey

Jersey Number

He wears jersey number 4 during IPL matches.

Abhishek Sharma's jersey number 4

Abhishek Sharma’s jersey number 4

Controversy

Suicide by Tania Singh

On 20 February 2024, a model named Tania Singh (also spelt as Tanya Singh) committed suicide at her apartment in Happy Elegance Apartments on Vesu Road in Surat, Gujarat; she committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling.

A photo of Tania Singh

A photo of Tania Singh

Police later said that Tania made the last call to Abhishek Sharma from her mobile, and upon further investigation, many photos of Abhishek and Tania were found in her phone following which a summon was sent to Abhishek for questioning. Reportedly, they were in a relationship and had broken up a few months ago before this incident after which Abhishek has blocked her phone number and other social media accounts.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award for being the highest scorer in the Vijay Merchant Trophy (2015-2016)
    Abhishek Sharma (right) with Raj Singh Dungarpur Award

    Abhishek Sharma (right) with the Raj Singh Dungarpur Award

  • Honoured at the Hindustan Times Awards in 2017
    Abhishek Sharma (left) at the Hindustan Times Awards

    Abhishek Sharma (left) at the Hindustan Times Awards

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Salary/Income

His income for 2024 was around Rs 6.5 crore from his IPL contract with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Favourites

Piercings

He has got both of his ears pierced.

Abhishek Sharma's ear piercing

Abhishek Sharma’s ear piercing

Facts/Trivia

  • His batting style is left-handed, and his bowling style is slow-left-arm orthodox. He is a batting allrounder and mostly plays in the lower middle order.
    Abhishek Sharma batting stance

    Abhishek Sharma’s batting stance

  • He likes to play video games on PlayStation during his free time.
  • He has trained under various coaches including Parkash Chand, Harwinder Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, and Rajan Gill.
    Abhishek Sharma with Yuvraj Singh (left)

    Abhishek Sharma with Yuvraj Singh (left)

  • Abhishek likes to travel whenever he gets time from cricket.
    Abhishek Sharma during a visit to beach

    Abhishek Sharma during a visit to the beach

  • He is a dog lover and owns a pet dog.
    Abhishek Sharma with his pet dog

    Abhishek Sharma with his pet dog

  • Apart from cricket, he likes playing golf.
    Abhishek Sharma (extreme right) during a golf session

    Abhishek Sharma (extreme right) during a golf session

  • He often works out in the gym to maintain his fitness.
    Abhishek Sharma during a gym session

    Abhishek Sharma during a gym session

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