Himachal Pradesh pacer Sidharth Sharma passes away at 28
In a shocking piece of news, Himachal Pradesh speedster Sidharth Sharma passed away at the age of 28 on January 12. The right-armer was on tour with the team in Gujarat for a Ranji Trophy 2022-23 fixture. As per a report on The Quint, Sharma had fallen sick and was admitted to a hospital. The cause of his illness is unknown. Here is more.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister expressed his grief
Sukhvinder Singh, Himachal Pradesh's newly-elected Chief Minister, also expressed his grief on the untimely death of the young cricketer. Sharma's body was cremated at Bhabhor Saheb crematorium on Friday (January 13).
Himachal Pradesh CM expresses condolences!
A look at his domestic numbers
Sharma made his domestic debut in an FC match against Bengal in Ranji Trophy 2017-18. He ended up claiming 25 wickets across six matches in the format, averaging 22.20 (BBI: 5/69). Meanwhile, he picked eight scalps across six List A matches while averaging 27.75. His only T20 appearance was against Mumbai in November 2022.
Sharma took a five-wicket haul in his last match
Sharma last featured in a domestic fixture against Bengal at Eden Gardens in Ranji Trophy. He shone with career-best figures worth 5/69 in the first innings, thereby restricting Bengal to 310. He also picked up two wickets in the second innings. The match, however, ended in a draw.
Sharma guided HP to a historic Vijay Hazare Trophy win
Sharma was one of the linchpins of Himachal Pradesh's titular run in the 2021 edition. He picked five wickets in the tournament, including figures of 1/34 in the final against Tamil Nadu. He was the only HP bowler to record a maiden.