Mohit Sharma made his first-class debut for Haryana in the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy season, and since then he has picked up 44 wickets with his medium pace, from 11 matches. In the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season, Mohit finished with 37 wickets in eight games at 23.24, hence earning his maiden IPL contract from the Chennai-based franchise. Mohit impressed with his ability to remain calm in pressure situations and maintain his accuracy. In 15 IPL matches he picked 20 wickets at an economy rate of 6.43. A combination of first-class and IPL performances earned him his maiden national call-up during the 2013 Zimbabwe ODI tour.