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    (Wikipedia) - Ajay Sharma Ajay Sharma Personal information Full name Born Batting style Bowling style Role Relations International information National side Only Test (cap 182) ODI debut (cap 64) Last ODI Domestic team information Years Team 1984–2000 2000–2001 Career statistics
    Ajay Kumar Sharma
    (1964-04-03) 3 April 1964 (age 50) Delhi, India
    Slow left-arm
    Manan Sharma (son)
    • India
    11 January, 1988 v West Indies
    2 January, 1988 v West Indies
    16 November, 1993 v West Indies
    Himachal Pradesh
    Competition Test ODI FC LA Matches Runs scored Batting average 100s/50s Top score Balls bowled Wickets Bowling average 5 wickets in innings 10 wickets in match Best bowling Catches/stumpings
    1 31 129 113
    53 424 10120 2814
    26.50 20.19 67.46 36.07
    0/0 0/3 38/36 2/20
    30 59* 259* 135*
    24 1140 6438 3985
    0 15 87 108
    58.33 31.01 28.37
    0 1 2
    n/a 0 n/a
    3/41 5/34 5/30
    1/– 6/– 94/– 43/–
    Source: CricketArchive, 14 December 2009

    Ajay Kumar Sharma  pronunciation (help·info) (born 3 April 1964 in Delhi) is a former Indian cricketer.

    Sharma was a prolific run-maker in first-class cricket, mainly for Delhi, scoring over 10,000 runs at the high average of 67.46. Given a minimum qualification of 50 innings, only three players (Sir Donald Bradman, Vijay Merchant and George Headley) have bettered this average in first-class cricket.

    • 1 Domestic Career
    • 2 International Career
    • 3 Life Ban
    • 4 Personal Life
    • 5 See also
    • 6 References
    • 7 External Links

    Domestic Career

    In the Ranji Trophy, Sharma scored a record 31 centuries and his batting average of approximately 80 in this competition is second only to Vijay Merchant. In the 1996-97 season, he became only the third player to score over 1000 runs in a Ranji Trophy season. He played in six Ranji Trophy finals for Delhi scoring centuries in four of them, but only twice ended up on the winning side (1985–86 and 1991–92). Sharma also regularly represented North Zone in the Duleep Trophy.

    International Career

    Despite his domestic scoring record, Sharma only played one Test match for India - against the West Indies in January 1988. He played 31 One Day Internationals for India from 1988 to 1993.

    In December 1988, he scored back-to-back fifties against New Zealand, but he did not reach those heights again except for a 59 not out (his highest ODI score) against Zimbabwe in March 1993. He finished with 424 runs at a batting average of 20.19. Sharma also took 15 wickets using his left-arm spin with a best of 3/41 against Australia in October 1989.

    Life Ban

    In 2000, aged 36, his career ended when he received a life ban from cricket after he was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

    In September 2014, Sharma was cleared from all charges related to match-fixing by Delhi district court and has asked the BCCI to allow him to take part in the board''s activities and those of its associates.

    Personal Life

    Sharma''s son Manan Sharma is a left-arm spin bowler currently playing for Delhi and is part of India''s Under-19 team.

    Tags:Ajay Sharma, Australia, Delhi, India, Life, New Zealand, Wikipedia, Zimbabwe

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