IPL 2024: File photo of Yuvraj Singh© Twitter

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Abhishek Sharma is enjoying a breakthrough season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 so far. After four games, Abhishek has scored 161 runs at an average of 40.25, and has been striking at over 217. While everyone seems to be a fan of how Abhishek has manage to take responsibility with the bat, his mentor and former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wasn’t really pleased with the Amritsar-born all-rounder. Abhishek looked in imperious touch on Friday against CSK, smashing 37 off just 12 balls. He carted Mukesh Choudhary for 27 runs in the second over before perishing in the very next over off Deepak Chahar‘s delivery.

He tried to play a lofted shot over but sliced it to backward point as Ravindra Jadeja completed an easy catch.

While Yuvraj praised Abhishek for his handy knock in the match against Chennai Super Kings, he once again criticised him for his mode of dismissal.

“I’m right behind you boy …well played again – but bad shot to get out on,” Yuvraj captioned a gif where a man can be seen chasing another person.

After the match against CSK, Abhishek thanked Yuvraj, West Indies great Brian Lara and his father for helping out in his game.

“In the bowling, we felt it was a slow wicket. So we wanted to take the powerplay on. We had a chance to prepare well before the IPL. We knew it will be slow but not if we take on the bowler. Because it would be difficult for the bowler as well. Big scores matter, but I went with the flow today. Hopefully, I will get out next time. It is all the hardwork I have put before this. Special thanks to my dad, Yuvi paaji and Brian Lara,” said Abhishek in a post-match presentation.

Abhishek’s explosive knock earned him the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

SRH has climbed to the fifth spot with two wins and two losses in four games, giving them four points. With the same win-loss ratio, CSK is in the third spot with four points due to a better run-rate.

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