Sunrisers Hyderabad’s young cricketer Abhishek Sharma got a chance to prove his talent against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. The left arm spinner bowled 1 over and conceded 8 runs. After this, Sharma scored an unbeaten 21 runs while doing wonders in the batting and contributed well in the victory of Hyderabad.
Abhishek Sharma shared an unbeaten 48-run partnership for the fourth wicket with captain Kane Williamson (51*) to give SRH their second win of the tournament. However, there was a moment in the match when there was a lack of coordination between the two batsmen and there was a danger of being run out.
This incident happened in the 17th over of SRH’s innings. Abhishek Sharma played a shot and called for 1 run. But Kane Williamson wanted to run for two runs and when he reached half the crease to take the second run, Sharma asked him to return to the crease. Royals wicketkeeper Sanju Samson caught the ball and scattered the bails, but replays showed Williamson to be safe.
In a conversation with commentators Simon Dull and Sunil Gavaskar, Abhishek Sharma recalled, ‘I called for one run, but Williamson wanted to take two. But I refused. To this Sunil Gavaskar asked, ‘We thought you said two in Hindi, which we heard in the stump mic.’ Abhishek Sharma smiled hearing this and replied, ‘No, no. I said no How can I talk to Kane Williamson in Hindi?’ To this Simon Dull said, ‘Ken would have understood, don’t worry.’
Kane Williamson is a great captain: Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma highlighted his plan during the training process and also praised captain Kane Williamson for helping him build his confidence.
Sharma said, ‘It was a big opportunity for me. I was waiting for my chance and wanted to contribute for the team. Our first match was in Dubai so it felt good. During the nets, I was just planning such an innings to help my team win.
He further said, ‘Kane Williamson is a great captain. He was constantly building my confidence and saying that I have to go out after finishing my matches. This is the first time since 2015 that Sunrisers Hyderabad has not qualified for the playoffs. Now Hyderabad’s next match will be against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.