'Yeah baccha taiyaar hai': Navjot Sidhu praises the young uncapped batting sensation. cricket news


NEW DELHI: Navjot Singh Sidhu, the charismatic former cricketer turned commentator and politician, has never shied away from expressing his opinions, especially when it comes to recognizing young talents.
During an exciting meeting in Chennai, Sunrisers Hyderabad have obtained their place in the IPL2024 title clash against Horsemen Knights of Calcutta by securing a convincing 36-point victory against Rajasthan Royals in qualifier 2.
The standout performers of the match were the left-arm spin all-rounder duo of Shahbaz Ahmed And Abhishek Sharmawho combined to snatch five crucial wickets, significantly disrupting the Rajasthan Royals batting line-up.
Abhishek, who had bowled just three overs in 14 matches before that pivotal evening, suddenly showed a remarkable transformation in his bowling prowess.
With the ball in hand, he showed a new ability to generate significant tilts and turns, taking opponents and spectators by surprise.
When asked about Abhishek's performance in the IPL, Sidhu couldn't contain his admiration for the rising Indian star, showering him with praise and highlighting his potential to make a significant impact on the international stage.
“Yeah baccha taiyaar hai. He has the temperament to play international cricket and he feels he belongs in the region. He is ready to make India proud,” Sidhu said on Star Sports.

Shahbaz showed his bowling prowess with a remarkable spell of 3 wickets for 23 runs, while Abhishek provided strong support with figures of 2 wickets for 24 runs. Together they bowled nine disciplined overs, conceding just 57 runs on a dry pitch where the absence of dew favored their nifty spin bowling.
As Abhishek's stars continue to rise on the domestic and franchise circuit, the inevitable question arises: is he ready to face the rigors of international cricket? Sidhu, ever the optimist, believes that Abhishek has all the ingredients to succeed at the highest level.
Abhishek, who has scored three fiery 50s so far, has accumulated 482 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 207.76.



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