Abhishek Sharma, the talented spin-bowling all-rounder from Punjab, is one of the most exciting names in Indian domestic cricket.
While opening for SRH in this year’s IPL, Abhishek has proved his worth and impressed cricket fans worldwide.
So, here we have listed down 10 interesting facts about Abhishek Sharma
1) On 4 September 2000, Abhishek Sharma was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India
2) Anuj’s father Raj Kumar Sharma played professional cricket and even went to the United Arab Emirates to play international cricket
After returning home, he became a cricket coach for the Amritsar Game Association.
3) Abhishek’s father wanted him to fulfill his unfulfilled dream of becoming an international cricketer
So, from an early age, Abhishek started training under his father in his cricket academy
4) Abhishek Sharma is a big fan of the ‘Little Master’ Sachin Tendulkar and considers him his biggest cricketing inspiration
5) Abhishek led the Punjab U-16 team to victory in the 2015/16 Vijay Merchant Trophy.
He was the highest run-scorer in the tournament with 1200 runs, including three hundred with a career-best knock of 226*.
With the ball, he was also the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 57 wickets that included eight 5-wicket hauls
6) In December 2016, at the age of 16 years and 105 days, Abhishek Sharma became the youngest Indian captain in Youth International cricket
He led the India U19 to victory in the Youth Asia Cup 2016 held in Sri Lanka
7) On 25 February 2017, Abhishek Sharma made his List-A debut for Punjab against Vidarbha in Delhi
8) On 6 October 2017, Abhishek made his first-class debut for Punjab against Himachal Pradesh in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy at Dharamsala
He scored 94 runs in the first innings of that match and shared a record 239-run partnership for the 7th wicket with Abhishek Gupta.
9) On 12 May 2018, Abhishek Sharma made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils against RCB in Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Walking out to bat at No.6. Abhishek scored an unbeaten 19-ball 46 to help his team reach a respectable total
10) In the 2022 IPL auction, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a whopping INR 6.5 crores
On 9 April 2022, Abhishek Sharma scored his maiden IPL fifty ( 75 runs off 50 balls ) for SRH against CSK at the DY Patil Stadium and was adjudged the ‘Man of the match’