IPL 2024
Abhishek Sharma’s Explosive IPL Performance Earns Praise from Yuvraj Singh and Tom Moody
By CricShots - May 9, 2024 1:32 pm
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In the latest showdown between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024, Abhishek Sharma once again stole the spotlight with a stellar performance. SRH, playing at home, achieved a remarkable feat by successfully chasing down a target of 166 runs in just 9.4 overs, courtesy of Sharma’s blistering knock of 75* runs off 28 deliveries, leading his team to a commanding 10-wicket victory in Hyderabad.

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

Reflecting on his outstanding performance, Sharma took a moment to express his gratitude to those who have played pivotal roles in shaping his cricketing journey. He particularly thanked former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, acknowledging his mentorship and guidance, along with Brian Lara and his father, who served as his initial coach.

“I think the hard work I put in before the tournament is showing now, thanks to Yuvi Paaji, Brian as well, and my father, who is my first coach,” Sharma shared with the Hindustan Times.

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Yuvraj Singh, in response, lauded Sharma’s consistency and encouraged him to stay positive, hinting that his time to shine on the international stage is imminent. In a tweet, Yuvraj commended Sharma’s performance and highlighted Travis Head’s exceptional batting prowess, underlining the duo’s pivotal roles in SRH’s victory.


Scoring at a rapid rate, Sharma’s innings caught the attention of SRH’s former coach Tom Moody, who emphasized the franchise’s dominance in such performances. Moody praised Sharma’s emergence as a young Indian talent and applauded his seamless transition from domestic cricket to the IPL arena.

“It’s part of their DNA. Abhishek Sharma is a young emerging Indian player and an incredibly exciting player to have worked alongside Travis Head, who is at the top of his game,” Tom Moody remarked in an interview with IndiaToday.

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Moody further commended Sharma for his natural ability to strike the ball and credited him for repaying the franchise’s faith in him. He highlighted Sharma’s consistent form in domestic cricket and noted his adaptation to the IPL’s fast-paced environment.

“He is embracing IPL cricket, he is embracing the partnership he got with Travis Head,” Tom Moody remarked, emphasizing Sharma’s adeptness at hitting sixes and his suitability to SRH’s style of play.

In summary, Abhishek Sharma’s scintillating performance not only propelled SRH to victory but also garnered praise from cricketing legends and experts, highlighting his potential as a future star of Indian cricket.