Virender Sharma
Personal information
Full nameVirender Kumar Sharma
Born (1971-09-11) 11 September 1971 (age 50)
Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Umpiring information
Tests umpired2 (2021)
ODIs umpired3 (2020–2021)
T20Is umpired2 (2020–2021)
Source: Cricinfo, 26 March 2021

Virender Sharma (born 11 September 1971) is an Indian former cricketer.[1] He played in fifty first-class and forty List A matches for Himachal Pradesh between 1990 and 2006. He is now an umpire[1] [2]Sharma stood as an umpire in the Twenty20 tour match between India A vs South Africans on 29 September 2015.[3]

In November 2016 during the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh, Sharma was forced to stand at both ends on day 2, after the other umpire Sam Nogajski was taken ill with food poisoning.[4]

In March 2017, he stood in the final of the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.[5] On 10 January 2020, he stood in his first Twenty20 International (T20I) match, in the fixture between India and Sri Lanka.[6] One week later, on 17 January 2020, he stood in his first One Day International (ODI) match, in the fixture between India and Australia.[7]

In January 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the on-field umpires for the second Test match between India and England.[8] On 13 February 2021, he stood in his first Test as an onfield umpire, between India and England.[9][10]

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  1. ^ a b "Virender Sharma". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Virat Kohli loses cool at umpire Virender Sharma, square-leg umpire intervenes". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ "South Africa tour of India, Tour Match: India A v South Africans at Delhi, Sep 29, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranji umpire stands at both ends with partner absent ill". ESPN Cricinfo. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, Final: Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Delhi, Mar 20, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of India at Pune, Jan 10 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ "2nd ODI, Australia tour of India at Rajkot, Jan 17 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Anil Chaudhary, Virender Sharma set to debut as umpires in Tests". CricBuzz. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  9. ^ "1st Test, Chennai, Feb 5 - Feb 9 2021, England tour of India". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Chennai Test: For 1st time since February 1994, 2 Indian umpires will stand in a Test match in India". India Today. Retrieved 13 February 2021.