I am learning from Mr. Cool how to overcome pressure, how to bring the game to the end, how to target the bowlers. But so far I have not met him. By the grace of God, if I get a chance to talk to Him, I think I will learn more’ said Jitesh.
The Indian cricket team is currently playing a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Two matches have already been played in this series and the series is tied at 1-1. Team India suffered a setback after the first match. Sanju Samson missed the team due to injury. Jitesh Sharma from Vidarbha was brought into the team in his place. Like other young players, Jitesh considers former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his role model. It is the latest sensation that everything starts after MS Dhoni in Indian cricket. Moreover, Jitesh also said that Dhoni is watching videos to play the role of a finisher in the team. Dhoni has a special place in the history of Indian cricket. Needless to say, he is an inspiration to many cricketers including me. His cricket skills are amazing. In my spare time, I watch Dhoni videos. I am learning from Mr. Cool how to overcome pressure, how to bring the game to the end, how to target the bowlers. But so far I have not met him. By the grace of God, if I get a chance to talk to Him, I think I will learn more’ said Jitesh.
While Jitesh, who is excelling in domestic cricket, came to the IPL auction with a minimum price of 10 lakh rupees in 2016, Mumbai Indians bought him. But did not get a chance to play a single match. Later, Punjab Kings bought Jitesh in the 2022 mega auction. Rs. 20 lakhs and took him into the team. Jitesh, who made his debut during the match against Chennai Super Kings, scored 26 runs off 17 balls. It is remarkable that Jitesh was the third top scorer in this match which won against Chennai. Then in the match against Mumbai he scored 30 runs in 15 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. He scored 19 runs in 7 balls played in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Jitesh has played 12 IPL matches so far, scoring 234 runs at an average of 29.25. During this time, his strike rate was 163.64. The young player has the ability to play big shots with ease in times of pressure. He can also do wicket keeping. This is the reason why he got an exceptional place in Team India instead of Sanju.
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