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Abhishek Sharma Attributes IPL 2024 Success To Brian Lara’s Guidance

Abhishek Sharma Attributes IPL 2024 Success To Brian Lara’s Guidance

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Abhishek Sharma discussed his outstanding performance against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). He mentioned that he entered the tournament with a clear strategy on how to excel and dominate. In the 69th game of the season, held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Abhishek Sharma once again proved to be the match-winner for SRH.

Chasing a daunting target of 215 runs, he remained unshaken even after the early loss of his teammate, Travis Head, who was dismissed for a duck. Abhishek Sharma’s aggressive batting from the start set the tone for the chase. He delivered a spectacular knock, ensuring his team was well on its way to victory within the first 10 overs. He played a pivotal role in SRH’s triumph with an explosive innings, scoring 66 runs off just 28 balls.

His performance included 5 fours and 6 sixes, with a striking rate exceeding 235. Thanks to Abhishek’s remarkable effort, SRH successfully chased the target with five balls to spare. Reflecting on his form, Abhishek acknowledged that his current success stems from the confidence he gained during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He also credited his improvement to the guidance of cricket legend Brian Lara, who has been working closely with him.

Abhishek Sharma has been in sublime form in IPL 2024

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

In a post-match interview, Abhishek Sharma explained how Brian Lara‘s coaching has been instrumental in his development. He emphasized his intent to constantly put pressure on the bowlers, a mindset that has contributed significantly to his sensational performances in the IPL 2024.

“It’s a matter of time for any batsman. My days are going well so I should utilize it for my team. I wanted to contribute as the target was big today. I think I have told this before, during SMAT I was clear how I was going to play and dominate (during IPL). He (Lara) was our coach as well, have done some work with him, he’s in touch. That’s helping me now. Just waiting for the loose balls, I am going hard against them and trying to put them (bowlers) under pressure. I was talking to Nitish, the more I was waiting it was getting easier for me.”

Abhishek Sharma also discussed his face-off with Harshal Patel, stating that he was prepared for the challenge. He expressed gratitude to the fans at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium for their support.

He added: “I was ready for that (playing against Harshal). I was trying to take a single but fortunately got a boundary (one of the balls.) I want to thank the crowd, with special mention to the pitch curator and groundsmen. They have given pitches that have suited our style.”

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