J&K Cricketer Vivrant Sharma Fetches INR 2.6 Crore in IPL Auction, Joins SRH
Flamboyant Batter Abdul Samad & Speedster Umran Malik Also Play for Same Franchise
Srinagar: Jammu based Cricketer Vivrant Sharma has brought cheer for his fans as the all-rounder has been bought by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for a whopping 2.6 crore rupees from a base price of mere rupees 20 lac, during the ongoing coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) auctioneering.
The 23-year-old left-handed strike batter Vivrant made a decent impression in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 tournament with his 124-ball 154 against Uttarakhand, which helped his team earn its maiden knockouts’ berth for the very first time in the tournament history. Vivrant had earlier in the tournament top scored with a 62-ball 69 as J&K chased down a mammoth 343 against Ranji Trophy defending champion Madhya Pradesh. Vivrant was the second-highest scorer for the team in the 50-over tournament, with 395 runs at an average of 56.42. He scored two fifties in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and racked up 128 runs at a commendable strike rate of 145.45.
In the 2022-23 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Vivrant registered 128 runs in five matches, with a top score of 63 and also took six wickets.
The youngster has shown his big-hitting prowess against pacers and spinners alike and has a cool head and can adapt to the situation and rotate strike when necessary.
Notably, Vivrant’s comrade Mujtaba Yousuf failed to make the cut for the upcoming season of the acclaimed cricket league, even as he will be joining flamboyant batter Abdul Samad and speedster Umran Malik, both of whom play for the same franchise. (GNS)