Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who remains to be an idol for many aspiring young cricketers is one among the many who closely follows the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Yuvraj Singh Praises Abhishek Sharma
One of the finest white-ball cricketers of his generation, Yuvraj has been impressed by a couple of left-handers from the 15th edition who reminded him of his own batting.
Abhishek Sharma, who plays for Yuvraj’s former state side Punjab and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, is one of the players that the former all-rounder said is similar to how he batted.
“I think when I see Abhishek (Sharma), he reminds me a lot about myself. The pull shot, the backfoot shot he hits, I felt I was very much like him,” Yuvraj said on Sports18.
Abhishek has impressed with consistent performances for SRH this season. He has scored 331 runs at a strike rate of 132.40 and is his team’s highest run-scorer.
Yuvraj Singh Praises Shivam Dube
Yuvraj also pointed out that Chennai Super Kings’ Shivam Dube is another player who is similar to him. Yuvraj also felt that Dube should be given more chances at the international level.
“Shivam Dube also has that style, but he has been there for a long time. He is 28 years old and I do not know how much ODI cricket he has played. If you feel that guys have the talent, you need to give them more chances. Shivam or anyone, you have to give them more chances to help them get better,” said Yuvraj.
Dube has played 9 matches for the Chennai Super Kings so far, scoring 279 runs at an impressive strike rate of 160.34.