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Punjab Kings wicketkeeper-batsman Jitesh Sharma has batted amazingly in his very first season. He has played the role of a match finisher. The interesting thing is that Jitesh’s mother does not even know that he is playing IPL!
The performance of Punjab Kings in IPL 2022 has been mixed but this season it has got a player who is a long race horse. This player has the ability to score runs in difficult times. He has proved himself as a match finisher. Talking about right handed batsman and wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma (Jitesh Sharma) Of those who are showing their talent on the stage of IPL for the first time. Jitesh was bought by Punjab for just Rs 20 lakh but he has proved himself a valuable asset with his performance. Jitesh has made his name in IPL at this time but do you know that his mother does not even know that her son is playing in a big tournament like IPL. Jitesh Sharma disclosed this in an interview.
Jitesh Sharma told in an interview to Cricinfo that he started playing cricket to join the army. His father never raised questions on playing cricket. His mother does not even know that the son is playing IPL. Jitesh said, ‘I started playing cricket to join the army. There is a grace of 4% marks in the army test in Maharashtra if you play state level cricket. I had also joined my school team because of this. I gave the trial and the family never questioned the decision. My mother doesn’t even know that I am playing on a platform like IPL. My childhood friends who used to play cricket have left this now they are doing normal job.
18 sixes got recognition!
Jitesh Sharma told that he was doing well in Corporate and Vijay Hazare Trophy but he got recognition in 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The right-handed batsman hit 18 sixes in the middle order. Jitesh’s strike rate was 235, after which he was noticed by Punjab.
The goal is to win more matches than big scores: Jitesh
Jitesh Sharma told that it is important for him to win the match by scoring less scores than big innings. Jitesh said, ‘I like to make a difference in the match more. If I win the match by scoring 20 runs, then it is a matter of more happiness for me that the team does not get anything by scoring 60 runs. I love finishing matches because not many people have this ability.
Jitesh admires Rayudu
Jitesh Sharma told that he does not have any personal coach. But he has always been a fan of Ambati Rayudu. Jitesh likes Rayudu’s batting because his style of play is very simple. Jitesh told, ‘When Rayudu came to play Vidarbha for a year, he taught me a lot. He changed my technique. The way he looks at the game is amazing. I have learned all this from him.