SunRisers competitor Hyderabad Abhishek Sharma recalled lifting the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 and said that all players in the team, including coach Rahul Dravid, dreamed of lifting the trophy. The Indian side, full of young weapons, defeated Pakistan in the semi-final clash and then beat Australia in the final to finish an incredible tournament in New Zealand.
In an exclusive interaction with India TV, Abhishek told about his trip in the blue shirt and the attempt to lift the U-19 World Cup about three years ago.
“The U19 World Cup was a very good experience, as we have already played in the age group for two years. From the beginning, all the players, including Rahul Dravid Sir, dreamed of lifting the World Cup,” said the 20-year-old.
“Our thinking was strong, as was the connection of our team, which ultimately helped us gain momentum in the tournament. Our combination was also strong and we knew about the strengths. Shubman Gil single-handedly led us to the semi-final victory against Pakistan. We were really proud of him and the victory was a confidence for us, “he added.
Born in Amritsar, Abhishek considers Yuvraj Singh to be his “role model” and aims to break through among adults soon. His IPL The SunRisers franchise Hyderabad may have suffered a terrible run during the recently ended IPL season, but Abhishek is confident that the players will perform well in the second half.
Abhishek, who wants to climb higher but is ready to adapt to the needs of his team, also speaks highly of the captain Kane Williamson and former skipper David Warner.
“When you play with names like Warner and Williamson, you can see how they prepare for every game and season. I also observe their discipline in the game. They are legends of the respective countries. I also notice what both players do during their routine match. before IPL games.
“Yuvraj Singh was a role model for me from the beginning. I used him to see him win matches for India as he grew up. Since I am also a leftist, I saw him as an idol.”
“After IPL 2021 below the level, SunRisers Hyderabad would like to start anew when the tournament resumes later this year. Every player knows his role and we would like to end the season with a positive note,” he said.