“Rishabh Pant is unfortunately not available but this guy can enter the Indian team anytime. Lower down the order, he’s a todu (fantastic) player,” said Shastri.
Former India head educate Ravi Shastri is impressed with Punjab Kings (PBKS) wicketkeeper-batter Jitesh Sharma’s overall performance in Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL).
Punjab are presently sixth in the IPL 2023 factors table, having gained 5 of their 9 matches. While PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan’s constant top-order performances have been key to the team’s success, one participant who has emerged with his remarkable power-hitting competencies is Jitesh. In the ongoing season, the 29-year-old has scored one hundred ninety runs in 9 innings so a long way with a strike charge of 162.39.
Shastri stated that he believes that Jitesh may be referred to as up to the Indian group each time as he is a extremely good participant decrease down the order. He additionally praised his wicketkeeping abilities, noting that he is incredible and courageous.
“He’s the discover of the IPL. Rishabh Pant is unluckily now not handy however this man can enter the Indian group anytime. Lower down the order, he is a todu (fantastic) player. His retaining is great, and he is fearless,” Shastri said.
The 60-year-old additionally praised Dhawan’s efforts in the event so far. He additionally mentioned that the offerings of Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran are additionally a massive plus for the side.
“You’re speaking about Shikhar, he neglected 2-3 video games with injury, however his intent is amazing. He scored 20-25, however the intent with which he performs is amazing. And then of course, they have (Liam) Livingstone and (Sam) Curran,” Shastri added.
Meanwhile, Punjab will lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the forty sixth suit of the IPL 2023 on Wednesday, May three at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. PBKS are coming after a four-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings whilst MI registered a six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in their preceding encounter.