Mohit Sharma’s father returned early to watch son’s debut

Mahipal Sharma, the father of Team India’s Man of the Match award winner on Thursday went to his office in the morning as he was not sure of his son’s inclusion in the final eleven.

by BIPIN DANI

“When our father was informed about Mohit’s inclusion in the playing eleven, he immediately returned from work and we all watched the entire match to-day,” Mohit’s elder brother Amit said over telephone from Faridabad.

“We were not sure whether he would play the match, but had some hope as India already was leading the series.

“We are proud and happy for his debut performance”, he added.

Mohit won the Player of the Match award for grabbing two wickets (in 10 overs).

“We thought it would be tossed up between Suresh Raina and Mohit and ultimately my brother got it”.

Suresh Raina’s contribution was 65 runs in India’s successful chase of 145 runs.

“No, we were not rightly expecting Amit Mishrta to get it. Though he took three wickets but all his victims were tail-enders. My brother also took the wicket of the opener”, Amit Sharma concluded.

Mohit Sharma is a student of former Indian wicket-keeper Vijay Yadav’s academy in Faridabad.

“In our family only Mohit has played the game at the highest level. He also played in Under-17, Under-19 teams and represented the state in Ranji Trophy and India A teams”.

Mohit Sharma is the middle son of his father. Nitin, the youngest also watched the match with mother, Sunita.

The family is from Bhardwaj gotra and staying in Ballabhgarh area in Faridabad.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.

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