The Indian Premier League (IPL) is into its 15th edition, and it is still fulfilling its motto “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi”. The list of players who have made a name for themselves in world cricket by performing in the IPL is getting a new name every game. In IPL 2022, Ayush Badoni, Vaibhav Arora, Kuldeep Sen, and Rasikh Salam are a few names that have left people in awe of their skill and talent.
The latest entry on that list is Jitesh Sharma. The Punjab Kings wicketkeeper batter put on a show against Mumbai Indians in the 23rd match of IPL 2022. He hit 30* runs off just 15 balls with the help of two fours and the same number of sixes. His biggest victim became veteran pacer Jaydev Unadkat. Sharma hit two sixes and two fours in one over to aggregate 23 runs from the over.
Not only against MI, but Sharma has also performed in every single game he has gotten a chance. In the first game he played in IPL 2022, Sharma hit 26 runs off 17 balls with the help of three sixes. In his second game against Gujarat, the wicketkeeper batter scored 23 runs off 11 balls. And now in his third game, he scored 30* off 15 balls. Overall, in his first three IPL games, Sharma has scored 79 runs in 43 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes.
But who is this player who has adopted the role of finisher for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022? Here is all you need to know about Jitesh Sharma.
Name: Jitesh Mohan Sharma
Age: 28 years
Date of Birth: 22 October 1993
Hails from: Amravati, Maharashtra
Teams: Vidarbha, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings
Role: Wicketkeeper Batter
Batting style: Right-handed bat
First-Class debut against Odisha on October 1, 2015
List A debut against Rajasthan on February 27, 2014
T20 debut against Uttar Pradesh on March 31, 2014
FC: 553 runs in 16 games at an average of 24.04
List A: 1266 runs in 41 games at an average of 34.21
T20: 1378 runs in 56 games at an average of 28.12 (Strike Rate: 142.79)