New Delhi. 71 runs in 31 balls, 28 runs in 7 balls, 54 runs in 20 balls… These figures are for the batsman of Vidarbha, whose ambition is to smash bowlers in IPL, but who is only after 2 seasons of IPL. It was almost anonymous. Jitesh Sharma of Vidarbha has once again created a ruckus by showing his old style. Jitesh, who was once a part of Mumbai Indians, these days whenever he picks up the bat, he is only creating ruckus. He scored an unbeaten 28 off 7 balls against Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Unbeaten 54 runs in 20 balls against Sikkim. He scored an unbeaten 71 off 31 balls against Manipur. He scored three consecutive half-centuries and that too swiftly. Before the auction of IPL 2022, these innings have also raised hopes of Jitesh that he might get another chance in the IPL.
Jitesh’s batting before IPL 2022 auction
Actually, 2 new teams have been entered in the IPL 2022 season and there is going to be a mega auction for this season as well. In such a situation, most of the franchises are keeping an eye on the big domestic T20 tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali. Talk about Jitesh, in 2012 2013, after scoring 537 runs in 12 innings of Cooch Behar Trophy, he was included in the senior team of Vidarbha its next season. Jitesh made his List A debut in 2013 2014 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was the third highest run-scorer in the 2015 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He scored 343 runs at a strike rate of 143.51, which included one century and two half-centuries.
IPL trophy lifted in 2017
His aggressive batting at the top of the order caught the attention of Mumbai Indians and in the 2016 auction, the most successful ICC team added Jitesh to the base price and with this team, Jitesh also lifted the IPL trophy in 2017. Talking about the 2016 season in an interview, Jitesh said that he scored a lot of runs in that season and he was hoping that some IPL team would show interest in him. At that time Jitesh also gave a trial for Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he impressed everyone. RCB’s assistant coach had told him not to go anywhere else for trials. RCB will buy him in the auction, but after that Mumbai Indians bought him in the base price.