Our talented wicketkeeper-batter, Jitesh Sharma, continued his scintillating form against Mumbai Indians in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter in Mohali on May 3.
Batting at number five, our designated finisher smashed an unbeaten 49 runs off 27 balls. His blitzkrieg included five fours and two maximums.
Jitesh and Liam Livingstone stitched an unbeaten 119-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help us post 214/3 in our 20 overs.
While the magnificent batting performance ended in a tough loss at our home, netizens were in awe of Jitesh’s sensational knock. Several former cricketers, TATA IPL commentators and fans took to Twitter to heap praise on Jitesh Sharma. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Majority of the Indian wicket keepers are top order batters in this Ipl. And that’s more so I like Jitesh Sharma who bats lower down the order with fearless approach and higher striker rate. Great future ahead of him. @jiteshsharma_— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 3, 2023
With every game, Jitesh Sharma is becoming more and more worthy of praise. He is such a naturally aggressive batter and is now doing it consistently for #PunjabKings. Filling the No 5/6 slot is not easy. He is demanding that he be looked at— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 3, 2023
Jitesh Sharma is a proper replacement for Rishabh pant !!#TATAIPL2023 #MIvsPBKS— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) May 3, 2023
Jitesh Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal are two players who should soon break into India's T20I setup. They have got that thing in them. Brilliant young talent. #ipl2023 #PBKSvsMI pic.twitter.com/urc98OXSA0— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 3, 2023
My opinion - Jitesh Sharma has shown enough flair , courage and power hitting skills and a decent wicket keeper as well.Should be considered in the ODI World Cup squad.— Prasanna (@prasannalara) May 3, 2023
Jitesh Sharma in IPL:— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 3, 2023
26(17), 23(11), 30*(15), 11(8), 32(23), 2(5), 38*(18), 9(5), 44(34), 19(7), 21(11), 27(16), 4(9), 25(23), 2(4), 41(27), 25(7), 24(10), 21(10) & 49*(27) pic.twitter.com/mvb6qtnsQp
Jitesh Sharma in IPL 2023:— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) May 3, 2023
Innings - 10
Runs - 239
Average - 26.56
Strike Rate - 165.97
India needs to give the chance in West Indies T20I series👀. pic.twitter.com/E4UhITuZ3T
What a knock by Jitesh Sharma!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 3, 2023
Once again an incredible innings by Jitesh. He's making some invaluable contributions, what a talent - 49* (27). pic.twitter.com/7KQeYsDItj
Rarely it happens that an uncapped player power boosts his game to another level after an already sublime 1st season!!— Gagan Chawla (@toecrushrzzz) May 3, 2023
Jitesh Sharma is special!!
Jitesh Sharma has now batted 20 innings in his short IPL career.— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 3, 2023
- he has scored 18 or higher in 15 of those (75%)
- 12 of those 15 have come at a SR of 150+ (80%)
- today's 49* was his highest
The quintessential modern-day T20 batter!!!