Ashok Sharma has a combination of impressive run up, right landing and good amount of pace for a brilliant fast bowler in the marking. The 19-year old right arm fast bowler from Rajasthan had a liking of Cricket at school level due to his elder brother who was active in cricket tournaments. His father, who is a farmer, allowed only one of the sons to take training in academy and pursue a career in Cricket.
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|IPL Team ||Kolkata Knight Royals|
The covid pandemic certainly put the roadblock on his young cricket career. He was selected in Rajasthan U19 team in 2019, but there was no cricketing action due to the lockdowns. Additionally, he lost his coach and was unable to perform well in Challenger Trophy due to him being still recovering from Dengue. This also meant he could not represent India in U19 level. In 2021, he was selected in Red Bull Trials, and was a net bowler for Rajasthan Royals. Then, after sending his bowling videos to franchises, he impressed KKR, who bought him in IPL 2022 Auction.
Ashok Sharma has not featured in any of the senior level tournaments. But, he has been quite active in the club tournaments as well as corporate tournaments for the past 1-2 years. As per CricHeroes website, Ashok Sharma has played in 330 matches, and scored 5028 runs and scalped 402 wickets. He plays for the Aravali Cricket Club.
The talented bowler appeared as a net bowler for the Rajasthan Royals team in IPL 2021. Looking at his fine talent, multiple franchises bid for him, but the Kolkata Knight Riders team was successful in buying him being for an amount of 55 Lakhs. He certainly thinks the franchise can improve his career prospects to realize his dream to play for Rajasthan senior team and ultimately Indian team.
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Ashok Sharma is quite young and is unmarried at present. While not much is known about his family or girlfriend, due to his absence in social media.
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