Punjab Kings have given a platform to rising star Jitesh Sharma to showcase his cricketing talent to the world. The uncapped Indian wicket-keeper batter has done a decent job so far. Sharma has impressed everyone with his six-hitting skills. He does not take much time to settle in the middle.
The Mohali-based franchise have used him as a power-hitter in the middle order, and he has cemented his place in the team. Not many members of the cricket universe would know that Jitesh was once a part of the Mumbai Indians squad.
Jitesh won the IPL 2017 championship under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. However, he did not get any matches that season. Five years later, he made his debut for the Punjab Kings in the IPL, and it will be interesting to see if he can take the team to their maiden trophy.
He spent some time with Rohit Sharma in 2017. During that stint, he received a golden tip from the MI skipper. Here’s what Jitesh revealed about that interaction in a recent interview:
“I love watching Rohit Sharma bat, before going into the field, I used to watch the highlights of Rohit batting in Internet – his advice helped me a lot as well, he used to tell, use the pace of the ball and I still remember till today.”
Jitesh Sharma will play against Sunrisers Hyderabad this weekend
The Punjab Kings have registered three wins and two losses in their first five matches of IPL 2022 so far. PBKS will play their next fixture against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon.
It will be exciting to see how Jitesh performs in that contest. He has shown that he has the potential to make it big, and the fans of the Punjab Kings team will hope that he continues to score runs consistently for the team.