IPL 2024
Navjot Singh Sidhu Backs Abhishek Sharma: “This Kid is Ready for India”
By CricShots - May 25, 2024 5:04 pm
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have made it to the final of the IPL 2024 after a commendable victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Qualifier 2. They are now set to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the summit clash, aiming for the prestigious title. In their match against Rajasthan Royals, SRH posted a competitive total of 175 runs.

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma took a couple of wickets

The standout aspect of their performance was their bowling attack, which managed to restrict RR and secure a win. The game highlighted the pivotal role of spinners, with Shahbaz Ahmed delivering an excellent spell. However, it was SRH opener Abhishek Sharma’s contributions with both bat and ball that were crucial.

Abhishek Sharma, who scored 12 runs off five deliveries in the first innings, truly shone with the ball. The 23-year-old bowled four overs, taking two vital wickets while conceding only 24 runs. His performance was instrumental in SRH’s 36-run victory and showcased his all-round capabilities.

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Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was highly impressed with Abhishek Sharma’s performance. Sidhu praised the young cricketer’s temperament and skills, suggesting that he is ready to represent India on the international stage. “Yeh baccha taiyaar hai (This kid is ready). He has the temperament to play international cricket and he feels he belongs to the area. He is ready to make India proud,” Sidhu remarked on Star Sports.

 

Looking ahead to the IPL 2024 final, SRH is set to take on KKR in what promises to be an exciting match. Notably, SRH and KKR faced each other in Qualifier 1, where KKR emerged victorious, securing their spot in the final.

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This loss in Qualifier 1 relegated SRH to Qualifier 2, where they successfully defeated RR to earn a rematch against KKR. The journey to the final has tested SRH’s resilience and temperament, particularly following their setback in Qualifier 1. However, their strong performance against RR has set the stage for a thrilling encounter against KKR, with both teams vying for the IPL 2024 title.