Pune: A three-match T20 series is being played between India and Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka T20 Series). India won the first match of this series, while Sri Lanka won the second match on Thursday. Now both the teams are tied at 1-1 in the series. After the first match of this series, India got a big blow.
Indian young player Sanju Samson was ruled out of the team due to injury. At the same time, Jitesh Sharma of Vidarbha has been included in the team in place of Sanju in the second match. Like other wicketkeepers, Jitesh also considers former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his role model. He has said that everything in India starts after MS Dhoni.
It is known that Dhoni’s name is taken in the world’s best wicketkeeper. No one can tell when he will change the game from behind the wicket. His agility and his sharp mind are seen in very few people.
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After the second match played against Sri Lanka, Jitesh has said that, ‘Dhoni has been inspirational for him like other people. Talking to Sportsyaari, Jitesh Sharma said, “In India, everything starts after Dhoni. So it goes without saying that he is an inspiration to so many cricketers including me. His glove work is excellent.
In IPL-2022, Jitesh Sharma played the role of finisher while playing for Punjab Kings. Jitesh has played 12 IPL matches so far, scoring 234 runs at an average of 29.25. During this, his strike rate has been 163.64. Seeing this performance of Jitesh, he got a chance to wear blue jersey. Jitesh said that he is watching videos of Dhoni to play the role of the finisher well.
He said, “In my free time, I watch his videos and try to understand how he handles pressure, takes the game till the end and targets the bowler. If by God’s grace I get a chance to talk to him, I will try to learn a lot from him.”