Ravi Shastri calls Jitesh Sharma a ‘todu’ player for Punjab Kings


Former India player and head coach, Ravi Shastri has duly praised young keeper-batter, Jitesh Sharma.

Apparently, the 29-year-old has been doing pretty well this season with some hard-hitting knocks for his side, Punjab Kings in the IPL.

Moreover, Shastri has also batted for Sharma’s inclusion in the national side and has called him a fantastic player and a great find from the IPL.

Currently, PBKS is sixth in the points table having won five of their nine games so far. Their last win came against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk.

Furthermore, the key players for Punjab this season have been skipper Shikhar Dhawan who has been batting with great intent.

But, even more than that, it is Jitesh who has scored 190 runs in nine matches and has a strike rate of 162.39.

Thus, Shastri believes that Jitesh’s call-up to the Indian team is not far now and he can prove to be an excellent player for India in the future.

Says, Shastri on Jitesh Sharma,

He’s the find of the IPL. Rishabh Pant is unfortunately not available but this guy can enter the Indian team anytime. Lower down the order, he’s a todu (fantastic) player. His keeping is great, and he is fearless.

Furthermore, Shastri has also commented on how big and positive it is for PBKS to have the services of Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran.

You’re talking about Shikhar, he missed 2-3 games with injury, but his intent is amazing. He scored 20-25, but the intent with which he plays is amazing. And then of course, they have (Liam) Livingstone and (Sam) Curran.

Punjab Kings locking horns with Mumbai Indians today at Mohali

Meanwhile, PBKS is currently in a duel with the Mumbai Indians at Mohali in the second game of the mid-week doubleheader today.

Furthermore, Mumbai Indians have won the toss and decided to bowl first against PBKS.

Moreover, MI is coming into this game after registering a six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at home in their previous fixture.

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