India vs New Zealand, Jitesh Sharma: T20 series will be held between India and New Zealand. Jitesh Sharma also joined Team India for this series.
India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: The T20 series between India and New Zealand will be held from Friday. Its first match will be held in Ranchi. India have also included wicket-keeper batsman Jitesh Sharma in the squad for this series. Jitesh has a strong record in domestic matches. Now he is ready to make his international debut on behalf of the Indian team. Ahead of the T20 series, Jitesh shared many interesting facts. He said that a 10-minute conversation with Mahendra Singh Dhoni changed his outlook on cricket.
In an interview given to Cricinfo about his career, Jitesh revealed many interesting things. Referring to Dhoni, Mahendra Singh said, ‘I think Dhoni is everyone’s first idol. There is only one after him. I got a lot of inspiration from Dhoni. I spoke to him for 10-15 minutes in the debut match. I asked and learned how to change myself and how not to rush. He gave a very simple answer that cricket is the same everywhere. Only the intensity is different. He suggested that you should keep changing the intensity.
Two years at Mumbai Indians were the best of my life. When I was very young, Mumbai treated me like family, but did not treat me as an unwanted player. I rarely speak in the dressing room, but I learn a lot by watching. I used to be very happy just hearing Sachin sir’s voice. Great to see Rohit sir. I was too young and knew I wouldn’t stand a chance. But I learned a lot from everyone.
Significantly, Jitesh has played 12 matches in the Indian Premier League so far. During this time, he scored 234 runs in 10 innings. Jitesh’s best score in IPL is 44 runs. He performed well in domestic matches. Jitesh scored 1350 runs in 43 innings in List A. During this time, he scored 2 centuries and 7 fifties. He scored 632 runs in first class matches.