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'One Sharma Retired, Other Took Over' - Fans Go Gaga Over Abhishek Sharma's 100 Vs ZIM

Abhishek Sharma celebrates maiden international century against Zimbabwe (X.com)Abhishek Sharma celebrates maiden international century against Zimbabwe (X.com)

Indian cricket fans erupted in joy as Abhishek Sharma delivered a spectacular performance, scoring a brilliant century against Zimbabwe in just 47 balls in what turned out to be a sweet redemption story.

India suffered an upset when they failed to chase 116 runs against Zimbabwe in the series opener held yesterday. A lousy collapse led to a wave of criticism on the internet as fans questioned the young brigade's potential.

However, on Sunday, the Indian cricket team hit back in game 2 of the five-game series. India batted first this time, and Abhishek Sharma went completely ballistic as an opener.

He translated his IPL form into international cricket and unleashed an onslaught on Zimbabwe bowlers. After a quiet 36 runs powerplay, Abhishek switched gears in the middle overs, starting from a 28 runs over against Dion Myers.

Abhishek Sharma breached the 50-run mark in 33 balls and in the next 14 balls, the batter slammed his maiden international century with a classic display of impeccable power hitting and fearless approach. He hit all over the Harare park and his century included 7 fours and 8 sixes.

While Abhishek Sharma departed right after his century celebrations, the fans on the internet lauded his redemption. Just yesterday, Abhishek was dismissed off a four-ball duck in his debut international game.

However, the batter kept the same approach and his aggressive intent left the fans in complete awe. Many have already begun comparing him to World Cup winning Indian captain Rohit Sharma.

But it's just the start of Abhishek Sharma's international cricket journey. He still has a long way to go and plenty of challenges and hurdles to pass.