Watch: Abhishek Sharma dismisses Deepak Hooda with a superb 'carrom ball'
Punjab Kings’ batsman Deepak Hooda established himself as one of the most lethal batsmen in the truncated version of the game. His exceptional batting masterclass was there was everyone to see during the game against Rajasthan Royals in the team’s first game at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
During the game, Deepak Hooda unleashed his true potential where he took the bowling attack to the cleaners. The right-handed batsman thumped more maximums than the total number of boundaries. The 25-year-old talented cricketer smashed a flurry of 4 fours and 6 hits over the fence at will.
The Baroda cricketer went on to score an impressive 64 off just 28 balls at a staggering strike rate of 228.57. The young cricketer drew plaudits from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity for his outstanding knock that helped PBKS secure a 4-run victory. However, he didn’t contribute much in the next game.
In the game against Chennai Super Kings, he scored 10 off 15 balls. However, in the third game against Delhi Capitals, the right-handed batsman scored 22 off 13 balls including 2 sixes at a strike-rate of 169.
Abhishek Sharma dismisses Deepak Hooda
Indian Premier League has often served as a perfect platform for the youngsters to express themselves and meanwhile the 20-year-old Amritsar born all-rounder Abhishek Sharma showcased his mettle during the recently-concluded game against Punjab Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 21 (Wednesday).
The left-arm orthodox spinner delivered a superb carrom ball to perfection and trapped the dangerous Deepak Hooda for leg before wicket. After PBKS’ innings, when the commentator asked him about the carrom ball to Deepak Hooda, to which, the youngster said he has been practising the carrom ball for 2 years.
Abhishek Sharma also got the wicket of Moises Henriques and overall, he ended up with 2 wickets to his name where he conceded 24 runs in his full quota of 4 overs. SRH managed to restrict PBKS to 120. The Sunrisers chased down the target with the help of Jonny Bairstow (63*) and David Warner (37). SRH beat PBKS by 9 wickets.