Abhishek Sharma credits his success to Yuvraj, Lara, and his family

In an outstanding showcase of skill, Abhishek Sharma stood out as the star performer in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s triumph over Chennai Super Kings. The team secured their second win of the season by defeating CSK with a six-wicket margin at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Abhishek’s explosive innings of 37 runs off just 12 balls set the stage for SRH’s successful chase, helping them reach a commanding total of 78 runs within the powerplay while pursuing a target of 166 runs. During the post-match presentation, the rising talent attributed his success to hard work and expressed gratitude to his father, as well as cricketing icons Yuvraj Singh and Brian Lara, for their influence on his cricketing journey.

“Big scores matter, but I went with the flow today. Hopefully, I will get out last next time. It is all the hard work I have put before this. Special thanks to my dad, Yuvi paaji and Brian Lara,” Abhishek said,” Abhishek remarked after the match, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Abhishek’s early onslaught proved pivotal for SRH, particularly given their struggles in the middle overs. This win marks his second Player of the Match award this season, following his record-breaking fifty for SRH. With an impressive batting strike rate of 217.56, Abhishek has been a consistent standout in IPL 2024.

We wanted to take the powerplay on: Abhishek

Reflecting on the match, Abhishek stressed the significance of capitalizing on the powerplay phase due to the sluggish pitch conditions.

“In the bowling, we felt it was a slow wicket. So, we wanted to take the powerplay on. We had a chance to prepare well before the IPL. We knew it would be slow, but not if we took on the bowler. Because it would be difficult for the bowler as well,” Abhishek added.

Abhishek’s stellar performances, accumulating 161 runs in four matches, have bolstered SRH’s campaign in IPL 2024, underscoring his potential as a formidable presence in the tournament.