Abhishek Sharma of Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most skilled youngsters featuring in IPL 2020. The all-rounder is known for his exploits in the death overs with the bat. Also, he can chip in with a few overs of left-arm spin and pick crucial wickets. On top of that, he is a gun fielder that makes him an asset in all three departments of the game.
Today against the Kings XI Punjab, he once again gave an account of his gifted ability. He dominated Mohammed Shami in the 20th over of the SRH innings and took their total beyond 200. He also took the prized scalp of KXIP skipper KL Rahul.
It is all started in the 2018 edition of the IPL for Abhishek Sharma when he announced his arrival with a quickfire cameo playing for the Delhi Daredevils. Now, 2 years later he’s an integral part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. Let’s try to find out some of the unknown facts about Abhishek Sharma.
Unknown Facts About Abhishek Sharma
1. Abhishek Sharma was born on 4th September 2000 in Amritsar a popular city in Punjab. In domestic cricket, the all-rounder represents his home state team Punjab.
2. Abhishek is living his father’s dream as he wanted to play professional cricket. Raj Kumar Sharma was also a capable left-handed batsman who played cricket till the under 22 North Zone level. Once he wasn’t picked to play for India he even went to the United Arab Emirates to play cricket.
However, he was not suited to play for their national side and returned to India. Abhishek’s father then became a full-time coach for the Amritsar Game Association.
3. Abhishek Sharma is the youngest ever Indian to lead an Indian side. When he was just 16 he was given the captaincy of the Indian team in Youth ODI cricket at the international level.
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4. Apart from cricket, Abhishek was always a bright student when it came to studies. He during his school days managed cricket and his academical performance extremely well and always secured good marks. When he was in class X, he secured a percentage of 80% when he was studying in the Delhi Public school.
5. In the youth Asia Cup final leading the Indian team Abhishek Sharma created history. He had figures of 4-37 against Sri Lanka and became only the second captain to pick 4 wickets in a youth ODI tournament final.