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Abhishek Sharma attributes parents’ support for his impressive 63 runs against MI in IPL 2024

Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Abhishek Sharma’s sensational power-hitting display, inspired by his parents’ presence, led SRH to a triumphant victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2024 clash. Abhishek’s record-shattering 63 runs off 23 deliveries propelled SRH to their first win of the season at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday night.

Abhishek Sharma credited his extraordinary performance to his parents’ presence at the stadium, emphasizing how their support motivated him to excel on the field. His partnership with Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen further fueled SRH’s dominance, as they adopted a fearless “smash the ball” strategy, leading to Abhishek’s fastest fifty in just 16 deliveries.

In a post-match video, Abhishek expressed, “I had a lot of fun as I was batting with Travis Head, and he is one of my favorite batters of the current time. He just told me to express myself.” The camaraderie among teammates and the overwhelming support from the Orange Army, SRH’s passionate fan base, also contributed to Abhishek’s stellar performance.

Reflecting on the match, Abhishek highlighted the positive team environment within the SRH camp, where players uplift each other. His blistering innings not only earned him the Player of the Match award but also set a new record in IPL history, with 38 sixes and a total of 523 runs scored in the exhilarating game.

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