Abhishek Sharma will make his debut, he will be Gill's opening partner, this is confirmed

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. Young batsman Abhishek Sharma, a disciple of legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, will make his international debut from Saturday. Abhishek is set to play in the first T20 match against Zimbabwe. On the eve of the match, Team India captain Shubman Gill confirmed that Abhishek will open with him in the opening match of the 5-match T20 series. Abhishek Sharma, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024, is in great form these days. He played many explosive innings in the last season of IPL.

Shubman Gill, who was made the captain of India's (IND vs ZIM) T20 team for the Zimbabwe tour, said on Friday, “Abhishek Sharma will open the innings with me. And Rituraj Gaikwad will bat at number three.” Gill led Gujarat Titans in the IPL after Hardik Pandya took over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians. Gill is expected to benefit from the captaincy experience gained in the IPL.

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'II learned many new things during my captaincy in the IPL.
According to Shubman Gill, 'When I captained my IPL team for the first time, I learned a lot. I learned many things about myself and the way of leadership.' Abhishek Sharma scored 484 runs in 16 matches of IPL 2024. His strike rate was 204.22. Abhishek hit 42 fours and 36 sixes in this IPL.

Abhishek is an emerging all-rounder
Abhishek Sharma also does spin bowling. He bowled in the IPL and also took wickets. Yuvraj Singh has played an important role in refining the technique of this Punjab batsman. Yuvi has helped him a lot in refining Abhishek's skills. Yuvraj says that Abhishek is a future star. Yuvi keeps advising Abhishek from time to time. However, during this time Yuvraj does not miss scolding his disciple.

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