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IPL 2022: “I Can Only Do What Is In My Control And Selection Is Certainly Not”- Jitesh Sharma After Virender Sehwag Suggests His Name For T20 World Cup



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Jitesh Sharma, one of the finds of IPL 2022, has ascribed his wide scope of strokes to his affinity for learning another shot “consistently”. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper player, who has been playing limited-overs cricket for Vidarbha since around 2014, has gotten consideration with his venturesome strokeplay for Punjab Kings.

Not just he has set up a good foundation for himself in the playing eleven after making his IPL debut, but Punjab has depended intensely on him and Liam Livingstone to complete games.

Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

In his seven innings, including three 30 or more scores, Jitesh has scored 162 runs at a strike rate of 167.

Grateful On Virender Sehwag Sir’s Appreciation: Jitesh Sharma

After his 18-ball 38 in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, the incomparable Virender Sehwag moved his incorporation into the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup as a backup wicketkeeper player.

Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni
Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

“Grateful that Sehwag sir has said this about it me but I can only do what is in my control and selection is certainly not,” the soft-spoken cricketer told PTI on Tuesday.

“I didn’t expect that I would have a season like this. As a cricketer you can only try to have the right mindset and focus on performance, the rest is uncontrollable. That is what I tried to do.”

Jitesh has dazzled with his capacity to track down the boundary generally all around the ground. In the last game, he delightfully flicked in-form leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, for six, and two balls later, he smashed Prasidh Krishna’s slower ball over the mid-off fielder.

Playing Stright Is My Strength: Jitesh Sharma

Jitesh has not done a ton of changes in his batting in the IPL however puts forth a cognizant attempt to get familiar with another shot consistently. He has blended abilities and power successfully to play different effect innings for Punjab throughout the season.

Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone
Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone. Image: BCCI/IPL

“I have worked hard on this (on his range of strokes). Playing straight is my strength. It is down to preparation again. I also try to learn a new shot every year or learn something new.”

His enormous hitting abilities have been upgraded under the direction of Punjab’s power-hitting mentor Julian Wood.

PBKS will face RCB for their next contest in the IPL 2022. It is a must-win game for the Punjab-based franchise.

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