Coached by her brother and having made her cricket debut at a young age of 9 years, Deepti’s all-round abilities caught the eye of Rita Dey, a former Indian batter and selector who mentored her. While Deepti started off as a medium pacer, she slowly shifted to slow off-spin bowling. In 2017, Sharma smashed a world record opening partnership of 320 runs in ODI with Punam Raut against Ireland. Today, this young and dynamic cricketer ranks fifth in the top all-rounders in the ICC Cricket Rankings.
(Produced by Manasi Phadnis; edited by Dhruv Sharma)