The 21-years-old Indian all-rounder Abhishek Sharma was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 6.50 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction. With his potential performance to open the innings, Abhishek Sharma has established himself as a key member of the Hyderabad team.
Abhishek impressed the cricket community with his consistent performance in the 40th match of IPL 2022, which concluded against the Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Despite winning the toss, GT asked SRH to bat first. Abhishek Sharma and their skipper Kane Williamson opened the innings. Williamson struggled to confront Mohammed Shami, while he fell short after having scored only 5 runs. Shami whereupon decided to make Rahul Tripathi 16 off 10 balls as his 2nd victim within the powerplay.
IPL 2022, GT vs SRH: Abhishek Sharma’s masterful knock drew the attention of the spectators
Meanwhile, Abhishek Sharma seems to be in a good spirit to post a decent total for the opponents, who were also assisted by his teammate Aiden Markram. The duo hammered the ball which emerged into their yard with a fantastic knock. For the inning, they put up an incredible 96-run partnership. Youngster Abhishek and Markram both struck half-centuries and carried on a strong third-wicket partnership to lead the SRH.
Abhishek Sharma’s masterful knock drew the attention of the spectators when he hit 6 fours and 3 sixes with a strike rate of 154.76 to score 65 runs in just 42 deliveries. Alzarri Joseph chopped Sharma’s knock-off just as he was ready to unleash a move. The Windies speedster was introduced into the offensive and struck on the first ball. He struck a slower delivery that caught Abhishek off guard and finished up halting the left-hander.
The brilliant partnership of Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram has become more valuable to the team. While Shashank Singh, who hit 25 runs with three sixes and a four, took the finishers’ responsibility to post a 196 total for Gujarat Titans.
Meanwhile, SRH’s bowling department struggled to restrict the GT hitters to secure the win, with the exception of Umran Malik, who was consistent in grabbing all 5 Gujarat wickets to score his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL. The last over of the innings was bowled by Marco Jansen, who lost the momentum and allowed 25 runs in the final over, which Rashid Khan make use of it to secure the win for GT, beating SRH by 5 wickets.