Debashis Sarangi ∙ Jan 5 2023, 7:15 AM

Jitesh Sharma names MS Dhoni his idol, reveals Rohit Sharma's advice he follows 


image-lcipx70zJitesh Sharma [Source: Twitter]

In a major development, India added promising keeper-batter Jitesh Sharma as a replacement for Sanju Samson to their squad for the ongoing T20I series. 

Meanwhile, the Vidarbha batter has revealed that he idolises legendary MS Dhoni for his composure and ability to thrive under pressure. 

The 29-year-old also disclosed that he believes more in timing than power-hitting, something he has been advised by none other than Indian captain Rohit Sharma. 


Here's what Jitesh stated

"MS Dhoni is my Idol. I keep watching his videos how he handles the pressure, how he keeps wickets, how he run the game. I have learnt a lot from him,

"I have learned a lot from Rohit Sharma. An advice from Rohit bhaiya which I follow even today, he said that power is not always everything, will not work always, you use the pace of the bowler". 

Jitesh, who plays for Punjab Kings in the IPL, impressed everyone by his incredible finishing skills in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022. He amassed 226 runs at an average of 56 and a fabulous strike rate of 175 in ten outings in the tournament. 


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