The brilliant keeper-batter Jitesh Sharma has no fear of the game, according to Brad Haddin, Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) assistant coach. Despite his team losing the match, Jitesh had a significant impact on the PBKS’ previous game against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his highest-ever IPL score of 49 off just 27 balls, which featured five fours and two sixes.
Haddin claims that Jitesh is making good progress and has developed a lot of confidence throughout the contest. In order to give him more chances to face more balls, the PBKS squad intended to move him up the lineup, according to the coach.
“Jitesh is progressing well. As the competition progressed, he developed a lot of confidence, which was evident in how we utilised him last night (Wednesday). After the game, Haddin was reported by India Today Sports as stating, “He played exceptionally well in the previous games but only faced 10 balls. Tonight we wanted him to go up the order and give him the opportunity to face more balls.
Jitesh possesses a special talent for starting with the first ball: Haddin
Brad Haddin, the assistant coach of the Punjab Kings, continued by saying that Jitesh has no fear of the game regardless of the circumstance and has a unique ability to hit big shots right from the first ball. He added that he thinks it will be beneficial for his development the more challenges he confronts. The middle order batsman for PBKS, age 29, has the highest strike rate of any batter in IPL 2023 while facing the first 10 balls, which has been a benefit for the team.
“We have observed that once he enters the game, he lacks fear. He is constructing quite effectively. He is beginning to develop into his game. He is one of those athletes with the rare capacity to start with the first ball. I believe that the more challenges he encounters, the better. These kinds of innings will likely appear a lot more frequently, according to Haddin.