It was celebration time in the household of Deepti Sharma, and that in the Indian women’s team dressing room in South Africa, as the Agra-born all-rounder was picked up by her home state WPL franchise, UP Warriorz, in the historic inaugural WPL Auction on Monday.
Deepti’s name came early in the day, in the second marquee set, and the 25-year-old set around a bidding war between multiple teams with the Warriorz eventually picking her up for a whopping INR 2.6 crore.
Still 25-year-old, Deepti Sharma is a crucial cog in India’s XI as a balancer in the middle-order and a premier off-spinner of the side, her all-round skillset making her an asset for the national team and now for UP Warriorz.
Deepti already has immense experience – of 80 ODIs and 88 T20Is, and has played at the two biggest stages the Indian team has reached in the past few years-2017 ODI World Cup final and 2020 T20 World Cup final.
The right-hander has scored close to 3000 runs in international cricket and taken over 90 wickets each in ODIs and T20Is at terrific economy rates.
The Uttar Pradesh all-rounder has featured in overseas franchise leagues – for London Spirit in The Hundred Women’s and for the Sydney Thunder in WBBL.
Deepti Sharma net worth, salary as of 2022:
In 2022, Deepti Sharma’s net worth was estimated to be at $1 million, which is INR 8 crore. Her income from the BCCI, overseas leagues, domestic competitions, advertisements, and endorsements have contribute to her net worth.
Deepti draws an annual salary of INR 50 Lakhs from BCCI as she is in Grade A contract, plus the match fees. She also earns upto INR 20,000 per match for her domestic appearances..
Being an Indian player in the rise of women’s cricket era, Deepti has got some lucrative brand endorsement deals from Boost India.
Deepti Sharma Family:
Born in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Deepti is the youngest of 7 siblings. Her mother’s name is Sushilaa while her father’s name is Bhagwan Sharma. Deepti’s father is a retired chief booking supervisor with the Indian Railways while her mother is a homemaker.