Former KKR player Manan Sharma to move to the USA
Former India U-19 cricketer Manan Sharma has announced his retirement from Indian cricket. The spin-bowling all-rounder will now move to California and resume his cricketing career in the United States of America. Manan is not the first Indian cricketer to take this route.
Before him, the likes of Sunny Sohal, Timil Patel, Saurabh Netravalkar, Smit Patel, Siddharth Trivedi and Unmukt Chand have also decided to play cricket in the United States of America.
Not many fans would know that Manan Sharma was a part of the Indian squad that participated in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2010. He is the son of former Indian cricketer Ajay Sharma.
Manan Sharma was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the year 2016. However, he did not get a chance to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Later, the Knight Riders released him from their squad.
All you need to know about Manan Sharma
Manan Sharma is a left-arm spin bowler who bats left-handed. He played for the Delhi domestic cricket team in the domestic arena. Sharma has shared the dressing room with the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma.
In the 2010 U-19 World Cup, he was part of the Indian U-19 squad along with Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma and even the current captain of the United States of America men’s cricket team, Saurabh Netravalkar.
Manan Sharma, Delhi and India under-19 cricketer, has announced his retirement from all forms of game. Manan, 30, played 35 First Class matches. He will now move to California. His father Ajay played Test cricket for India. pic.twitter.com/SdYbr0enBI— Vijay Lokapally (@vijaylokapally) August 19, 2021
Manan Sharma played five matches in the competition for India U-19s, where he scored 52 runs and picked up four wickets. Speaking of his domestic career, the 30-year-old played 35 first-class matches, scoring 1,208 runs at a strike rate of 51.25. In the T20 format, he amassed 131 runs and scalped 32 wickets in 26 matches. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the United States of America.