Rohit Sharma: One of the Top Sidearm Specialists from Haryana….
The profession for sidearm bowling is growing rapidly with every passing day. Nowadays almost every International or Domestic team requires a sidearm bowler who can bowl quick with variations which results in quality practice for professional cricketers. In this ever growing market for sidearm, you certainly have to be at the top of your game to ensure you stand out from the others. One such sidearm specialist who is making a mark for himself is Rohit Sharma from Haryana.
Born in Faridabad, Haryana, Rohit started practicing cricket from the age of 11 at Shree Ram Narayan Cricket Academy under the coaching of Ashwini Sharma. Over the years he has played professional cricket for multiple teams and clubs. Rohit has also played District level cricket from Faridabad while he has also played in DDCA and All India Tournaments with a career best score of 162* in Delhi League. Rohit has also scored hundreds in Faridabad District and DDCA Level Tournaments.
However, it was in the year 2019-20, life took a complete turn for Rohit as he underwent a big injury which made him stop playing professional cricket. However, the cricket inside him did not die and neither did the sport allowed him to go away so quickly. A sidearm was born in him during that phase as he would bowl really quick and accurate with the help of sidearm stick. It was under the guidance of Ranji Trophy Player Chandra Pal Saini, he mastered the art of sidearm practice and went on to become one of the most prolific side arm specialists in Haryana.
Rohit in a span of few years has worked on a lot of aspects as a sidearm specialist where in he has added multiple variations to provide quality practice. With the sidearm stick in hand, Rohit can rattle the batters with his vicious bouncers and yorkers. Sharing with Cricketgraph, Rohit said
“I am currently working at Sportscube Center of Excellence for Cricket, Gurgaon as a sidearm specialist and it has been a great learning experience to work with a variety of players. Good length deliveries are my stock deliveries while I can also bowl Yorkers, bouncers and inswingers with great accuracy. I have also worked a lot on my speed and I can easily bowl at 135-140 kmph. My aim is to serve my Haryana State team as a sidearm specialist, give our players quality practice while my ultimate dream is to be a part of the Indian Team”
Over the years, Rohit has worked with top level IPL, Indian and State Level Cricketers right from the likes of Mohit Sharma (India & IPL), Robin Bist (India A & IPL), Jayant Yadav (IPL), Rahul Tewatia (IPL), Shahbaz Ahmed (IPL and India A) & Paras Dogra (IPL player) to name a few. Rohit has also worked with multiple Ranji Trophy Level Players ranging from Chandra Pal Saini (Railway Ranji trophy player), Rahul Dalal (Arunachal Ranji Trophy player), Pramod Chandila (Haryana Ranji Trophy player), Arun Chaprana (Haryana Ranji Trophy player), Sumit Kumar (Haryana Ranji trophy player), Rahul Dagar (Haryana Ranji trophy player), Ompal Boken (County Cricket Player)
Here’s wishing Rohit Sharma a successful career as a cricket coach and a sidearm specialist.