JK Cricketer Vivrant Sharma Makes His IPL Debut

SRINAGAR: Vivrant Sharma, an all-rounder from Jammu, finally made his IPL debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Vivrant became the sixth player from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the IPL, joining the ranks of Parvez Rasool, Rasikh Salam, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, and Yudhvir Singh. Sunrisers Hyderabad picked up the top-rated all-rounder in the IPL player’s auction for Rs 2.60 crore, exceeding his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.

During the toss on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Aiden Markram said, “It’s a used wicket. There have been some close ones. Most of the time we’ve played decent cricket but not been able to get over the line. A couple of changes – Phillips comes in for Brook. Vivrant Sharma makes his debut.”

Prior to his IPL debut, Vivrant had played nine T20s for J&K, scoring 191 runs at an average of 23.87 and a strike rate of 128.18. He has also taken six wickets with an economy of 5.73.

Vivrant has an impressive record in List A cricket, averaging 39.92 in 14 matches, with a highest score of 154*. He has also taken eight wickets in this format. Vivrant has played seven first-class matches for J&K as well. His IPL debut is a significant milestone in his career, and fans will be eager to see what he can do on the big stage.


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