IPL 2024: Fans call for Abhishek Sharma’s inclusion in India’s T20 World Cup squad after SRH crushes LSG

May 9, 2024

No tags for this post.
Spread the love

Abhishek Sharma, the dynamic opening batter for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) orchestrated a batting spectacle on Wednesday (May 8), propelling his team to a commanding ten-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Match 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Abhishek left spectators in awe as he unleashed a breathtaking innings, scoring a scintillating 75 in just 28 balls, adorned with an array of eight boundaries and six maximums. His stellar performance not only sealed the win for SRH but also elevated his season tally to over 400 runs, cementing his status as a key contributor to the team’s success.

Abhishek Sharma’s batting masterclass

Abhishek’s performance this season has been nothing short of exceptional, amassing 401 runs at an across 12 games. While this marks only his second half-century of the season, his impact for SRH has been monumental, contributing significantly to the team’s record-breaking feats with the bat. Notably, SRH’s remarkable run-chase of 167 runs in just 9.4 overs shattered the all-time IPL record for the most runs scored in the first 10 overs, showcasing Abhishek’s instrumental role in the team’s success. His partnership with Travis Head was equally remarkable, reaching the century mark in a mere 30 balls, establishing a new record for the quickest partnership to three figures in IPL history.

Setting records ablaze

This season’s performance has seen Abhishek elevate his game to new heights, surpassing his previous best tally in the IPL. With 401 runs in 12 matches, he trails only behind his exceptional 2022 campaign, where he amassed 426 runs in 14 matches for SRH. Boasting an average of 36.45 and a strike rate of 205.64, The 23-year-old has emerged as the season’s leading six-hitter, with an impressive tally of 35 maximums to his name. His recent innings against LSG was a testament to his explosive batting prowess, comprising eight boundaries and six sixes, as he and Head wreaked havoc, accumulating 107 runs in the powerplay overs alone.

Also READ: IPL 2024: Pics and videos of Kavya Maran’s celebration after SRH’s record win over LSG go viral

The call for international recognition

Abhishek’s consistent stellar performance throughout the season has ignited a fervent demand among fans for his inclusion in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024. Despite his explosive batting displays, Abhishek was notably absent from the recently announced 15-member squad for the tournament, set to take place in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) in June. His omission from both the primary squad and the list of traveling reserves has left supporters clamoring for his inclusion. With the International Cricket Council (ICC) still allowing time until May 25 for any last-minute adjustments to the squad, hopes remain high among fans for Abhishek to secure a spot and showcase his talent on the global stage.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Abhishek Sharma is not in the Indian T20 team, the selection has been done basis number of Instagram followers.

— Gabbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 8, 2024

If they were Australians, Rinku Singh and Abhishek Sharma would have been automatic choices for the World Cup squad for Australia.@BCCI is different. Here, lobbying works more than common sense. We’ll go with 4 spinners and an out-of-form all-rounder instead. “To give more…

— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 8, 2024

It is a Travis-ty that Abhishek Sharma is not in India’s T20 World Cup squad. #SRHvLSG #IPL2024 #abhisheksharma

— Jamie Alter 🇮🇳 (@alter_jamie) May 8, 2024

What’s stopping Abhishek Sharma from getting selected for world cup?

— Deepak Thakran (@indian_stockss) May 8, 2024

It will be idiotic to go to World Cup without Abhishek sharma

— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) May 8, 2024

KL Rahul made run a ball 29

On the same slow pitch, Head & Abhishek made 30 ball 80

T20 has changed.. with due respect to senior players ,we need a young n fearless team like 2007… seniors can continue to play ODI n Test

Ultimately the game is Bigger than individuals!

— Gurmeet Chadha (@connectgurmeet) May 8, 2024

In a dream scenario where performance counts more than reputation, Abhishek Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal would open for us in the T20 World Cup.

— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) May 8, 2024

When we are appalled at Australia not including Jake Fraser Mcgurk in t20 World Cup just remember that Indian team hasn’t included Abhishek sharma as well! #T20WorldCup2024 #T20WC2024 #IPL2024 pic.twitter.com/YFFjIDMFEy

— Rajiv Dingra (@rajivdingra) May 8, 2024

How do people call Rohit Sharma selfless and teamman after seeing Rohit Sharma not retiring even after seeing openers like Abhishek, Ruturaj, Yashasvi, Gill all of them are better than him

— Ram (@Flick_of_wrists) May 8, 2024

@BCCI Abhishek Sharma has to be in T20 World Cup squad no doubt. He is playing better cricket than many players included in T20 Squad. #T20WC2024 #T20WorldCup2024

— Rushabh Patwa (@dodo_rp301985) May 8, 2024

India needs accommodate Abhishek Sharma into the World Cup squad, somehow.

— Ankit Nagori (@ankitnagori27) May 8, 2024

Australia will have Travis Head in their batting line up and Abhishek Sharma will be watching the World Cup from home. 😨

— Sunil the Cricketer (@1sInto2s) May 8, 2024

Bcci if you can pick Abhishek Sharma in your playing 11 of World Cup team this man has courage to destroy the bowlers badly💥@BCCI

— Shubh Kumar (@ShubhKumar38883) May 8, 2024

Big hitters like Abhishek Sharma and Rinku Singh are not in the squad !
I want India to win the World Cup but agar haar gaye to kuch afsos nahi hoga.
Also jersey, yuck .. 🫤

— Dr. Shubham 🇮🇳 (@shubham_p25) May 8, 2024

What I am seeing. Travis head will take away the dream of World Cup win from India again. And abhishek sharma will watch this silently sitting at home.

— Risky Doctor! (@RiskyDR_14) May 8, 2024

Also READ: IPL 2024: Netizens blast LSG owner Sanjeev Goenka for public display of displeasure towards KL Rahul post SRH loss

For latest cricket news & updates, visit CricketTimes.com.

MCW Sports Subscribe
Atlético de Madrid announces Mega Casino World (MCW) as Official Regional Partner
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
Pretoria Capitals announce Mega Casino World as Principal Partner for Season Two of SA20
Mega Casino World announces Anrich Nortje as the newest Brand Ambassador
MCW Sports Joins Gladiators’ Family as Platinum Sponsor for PSL8
MCW Sports - Ambassador
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to our Newsletter