IPL 2024: It was my dream to play sweep shot against Bumrah and I played it too, revealed the 25 year old cricketer.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Mullanpur (Chandigarh). In IPL 2024, there was a very exciting match between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings on Thursday. At one time in this match, Punjab Kings were on the verge of defeat, but Ashutosh Sharma made the game interesting by scoring 61 runs in 28 balls. Although Punjab Kings lost the match by 9 runs, Ashutosh was praised everywhere. Ashutosh Sharma later said that it was always his dream to play sweep shots to the world's best fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah which was fulfilled against Mumbai Indians.

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25-year-old Ashutosh Sharma is one of the few batsmen who have scored more than 150 runs at a strike rate of more than 190 in IPL 2024. After the Mumbai-Punjab match, he said, 'It was my dream to hit a sweep shot on Bumrah. I was practicing that shot and I played that shot in front of the best fast bowler in the world. He said, 'I was confident that I would be able to win the match for the team.' He gave credit for his better performance to the head of cricket development of Punjab Kings and former Indian player Sanjay Bangar.

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Ashutosh, who bats in the middle lower order, said, 'Sanjay sir told me that I am not a slugger and can play pure cricketing shots. It was a small statement but it meant a lot to me. I am working on this. I am not a hard hitter and play cricket shots. I made this change in my game. Despite the defeat of Punjab Kings, he said, 'Winning and losing are part of the game. What matters is how you are playing as a team. If we play well we will win. Ashutosh has scored 156 runs in 4 matches in the tournament. (input language)

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