Jitesh Sharma was born on 22 October 1993 is an Indian cricketer who plays for Vidarbha in domestic cricket and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League. He got his maiden call-up for the Indian cricket team in January 2023 against Sri Lanka.
Jitesh Sharma IPL Auction 2023
In February 2022, the IPL franchise Punjab Kings picked up Jitesh Sharma for Rs. 20 lakhs during the auction. He made his IPL debut on 3 April 2023 against Chennai Super Kings. In his second ball of the match, Sharma smoked Moeen Ali for six over square leg. He struck three huge sixes during his impressive knock of 26 runs off 17 balls, helping Punjab Kings to win.
Jitesh Sharma Personal Life
A boy who started playing cricket to miss school and get extra marks is now carrying the responsibility for slogging away sixes when the team needs him to. Sharma’s raw power, knack for timing, class and ability can take him a long way.
Additionally, he is an exceptional wicket keeper whose agility is unparalleled and can take him a long way ahead.
Jitesh Sharma Cricket Career
He made his List A debut on 27 February 2014, for Vidarbha in the 2013–14 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy on 1 October 2015. He was the leading run-scorer for Vidarbha in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 298 runs in seven matches.
In January 2023 against Sri Lanka After Sanju Samson was ruled out with a knee injury, BCCI named Jitesh Sharma in India’s T20I squad. It was a surprising call by BCCI as Jitesh was never speculated to be in the mix but with Rishabh Pant’s accident and KL Rahul’s unavailability, the Punjab Kings wicket keeper-batter will join the Indian dressing room.
Batting & Fielding
Why Jitesh Sharma is an ideal replacement for Samson
In the absence of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul, India were left with only wicketkeeper-batter – Ishan Kishan – in their current T20I squad. Jitesh can not only don the gloves if needed but is gun batter at no.5 and 6. The 29-year-old has played the role of a finisher quite well for PBKS and also for Vidarbha.
Although he did not set the stage alight in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he is known to be someone who can hit big from ball one.
Jitesh Sharma Family
Jitesh Sharma’s father, Mohan Sharma & his mother name is Ashima Sharma, hails from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. He has a younger brother, Nitesh Sharma.
Wife & Girlfriend
As of 2023, Jitesh Sharma is unmarried.
Some Interesting Facts About Jitesh Sharma
- He is well-versed in three languages-Hindi, English, and Marathi.
- Sharma is known for playing a variety of strokes.
- In a media conversation, Jitesh revealed that when he was expelled from Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy, he went into depression.
- A fitness enthusiast, Jitesh follows a strict workout regimen.
- Jitesh Sharma loves travelling, doing adventure sports, and playing golf in his leisure time.
- He is a right-hand batter and wicketkeeper.
- Sharma has endorsed the sports nutrition brand My Proteinin on his Instagram account.
|Full Name||Jitesh Sharma|
|Date of Birth||22 October 1993|
|Jitesh’s age||29 years|
|Birth Place||Amravati, Maharashtra, India|
|Playing Role||wicket-keeper batsman|
|Batting Style||Right-handed Middle Order|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Jitesh Sharma (approx)||175cm
5’ 9” Inch
|Teams||Punjab Kings (IPL)
Vidarbha Domestic team
|Jitesh’s Cricket Debut||Domestic T20 Debut
31 March 2014 against the Uttar Pradesh team.List A cricket debut
27 February 2014 against the Rajasthan team
First-Class Cricket Debut
IPL Debut: with Punjab Kings
T20I International Cricket Debut:
|Career Turning Point||–|
|Jitesh Sharma Number||Not Known|
|Jitesh Sharma Coach/Mentor||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Ajay Kumar Sharma
Mother- Ashima Sharma
Cousin- Karnesh Sharma
|Jitesh Girlfriend||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricketers||Yuvraj Singh|
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