After Unmukt Chand, another young Delhi cricketer retired, went to America
- Manan Sharma is the son of former Indian cricketer Ajay Sharma.
- Played 35 first class matches for Delhi, did Ranji debut in 2017
- In the year 2016, KKR also gave a chance in the IPL, but the career did not take off.
New Delhi: A new trend has been seen among the cricket players of many countries of the world including India. Many young players are turning to America to make their cricket career afresh by announcing retirement at a young age. Unmukt Chand, who made Team India the Under-19 World Champion, recently announced his retirement and decided to play for America.
In such a situation, the name of all-rounder Manan Sharma, who played in the Delhi Ranji team, has also been added to this list. Manan Sharma has also announced his retirement at the age of just 30. Former Indian cricketer Ajay Sharma’s son Manan has decided to go to California, USA to look for better opportunities.
Have shared dressing room with Virat, Pant and Gambhir
Manan Sharma has shared the dressing room of the Delhi Ranji team with players like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Gautam Gambhir. He has also been a member of the Indian team that played in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup.
KKR gave a chance in 2016
Manan made his Delhi debut in the year 2017. In 35 first-class matches played so far, Manan has scored 1208 runs at an average of 27.35. In which one century and 8 half-centuries are included. Apart from this, he has also taken 113 wickets in first-class cricket. At the same time, in T20 matches too, he has taken 32 wickets with an economy of 6.07. In the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders included him in their team in the year 2016 at a price of Rs 10 lakh.
Third Indian to visit America
Manan’s name has been included in the list of players going to America in search of better career opportunities. Before him, Samit Patel and Unmukt Chand had also decided to retire and play cricket in America. Under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand has signed a deal with American Cricket League team Silicon Valley Strikers after announcing his retirement last week.
Unmukt did not get a chance in the senior team
Issuing a statement about his decision, Unmukt Chand said, I am happy to take a new step in my cricket career. I have been a part of the far-reaching development of American cricket and the beginning of a major cricket league. I am happy to be part of the Silicon Valley Striker’s Minor Cricket League. Which is starting this week. I will help in the development of cricket in the local areas here. Where I have seen enthusiasm about cricket in people.
After putting an end to his career in Indian cricket, Unmukt Chand called it a difficult decision. He had said that he was emotional while taking this decision. He said, it was very difficult for a person like me to make this decision. Who had dreamed of playing for his country. Apart from playing for the senior team India, I played all kinds of cricket. In such a situation, it was very difficult for me to make this decision.
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