Will red-hot Abhishek Sharma be added to India’s T20 World Cup squad? Harbhajan Singh makes a big claim

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, on Wednesday (May 8), came up with a whirlwind half-century to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad to a commanding 10-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

In a pitch where LSG batsmen struggled to time the ball, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma simply left the bowlers speechless. Batting first, LSG recovered from 66 for 4 in the 12th over to post 165/4 in the allotted 20 overs thanks to an unbeaten 99-run stand between Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran.

In response, SRH chased the total in just 9.4 overs without losing a wicket as they created history by chasing the highest total in 10 overs. Head and Abhishek Sharma did their best against the LSG players right from the start. While the Australian completed his fifty in just 16 balls, his Indian teammate did it in 19 balls.

Both batsmen matched shot for shot to bring SRH back to winning ways. Head scored an unbeaten 89 runs off just 30 balls with the help of eight fours and as many sixes. On the other hand, Abhishek Sharma scored 75 off 28 balls with the help of eight fours and six sixes.

With Abhishek Sharma once again impressing with his hard-hitting skills, former India player Harbhajan Singh wondered if it is still not too late to add the Punjab batsman, at least to India’s 2024 T20 World Cup squad’s roving reserves. .

Soon after the game ended, the India great took to X to reveal that he was spellbound by Head and Sharma’s batting before expressing his desire to see the latter in India’s T20 World Cup squad.

“What just happened in Hyderabad! Travishead and IamAbhiSharma4 hit sixes as if taking singles. They chased down 165 in 9.4 overs. Should Team India include Abhishek in the bench strength?” Harbhajan wrote.

Abhishek Sharma on IPL 2024:

Abhishek Sharma has impressed everyone with his aggressive batting in IPL 2024. Such has been his batting this season that many even wanted him to open the innings for Team India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

In 12 games so far, he has scored 401 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 205.64. Among the players who have scored more than 350 runs this season, only he and Head have a strike rate of more than 200. No player has scored more sixes than Abhishek Sharma this season too. The left-hander has hit a staggering 35 sixes so far, three more than second-placed Sunil Narine.