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‘Thanks to Yuvi Paaji’: Abhishek Sharma thanks Yuvraj Singh for invaluable support | Cricket news

NEW DELHI: After guiding Sunrisers Hyderabad to a resounding 10-wicket win against Lucknow Super Giants in the 2024 Indian Premier League, opener Abhishek Sharma credited the success entirely to his partner Travis Head.

Abhishek’s explosive innings of 75 runs off just 28 balls, with 8 fours and 6 sixes, played a major role in chasing LSG’s target of 166.

Reflecting on the match, Abhishek praised Travis Head for his role in easing the pressure from the start of their chase.

The 23-year-old revealed that during the innings break, Sunrisers bowlers told the batters that the pitch was improving for batting. He also expressed his gratitude to Yuvraj Singh, Brian Lara and his father for their invaluable support in achieving this level of performance.

“All the credit goes to him (Travis Head). The way he starts against all the bowlers… he goes after them from the start and takes the pressure off. The bowlers told us (during the innings break) that it was getting better and better , but Travis and I thought it didn’t amount to much. I think the hard work I put in before the tournament is now showing, thanks to Yuvi Paaji, Brian (Lara) and my father, who is my first coach, “Abhishek. said.

To sum up the match, LSG opted to bat first after winning the toss. The visitors got off to a slow start, managing just 57 runs in the first 10 overs and losing three wickets. Skipper KL Rahul played a slow knock of just 29 runs.

In the second half of the innings, Ayush Badoni (55*) and Nicholas Pooran (48*) turned things around with a 99-run stand, giving LSG a score of 165/4 in 20 overs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/12) was the best bowler for LSG. Pat Cummins also got a wicket.

Chasing 166 runs, openers Travis Head (89*) and Abhishek Sharma (75*) launched what seemed like a never-ending attack on LSG ballers, allowing SRH to chase down the total in just 9.4 overs without losing a wicket . .

SRH is at number three in the rankings with seven wins, five losses and 14 points. LSG is in sixth place with six wins, six losses and 12 points.

(With ANI inputs)