Abhishek Sharma: Will have to make my own space in Indian team

A left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox, Abhishek’s 8-ball 23 and 1/33 helped India register 100-run win over Australia in the opening game of the U19 World Cup.

Abhishek Sharma that the World Cup triumph has set a platform of opportunities for him and he will try to grab them with both hands.   -  AFP

India’s Under-19 all-rounder Abhishek Sharma, who was in the 2018 World Cup winning squad, believes that securing a spot in the national team is not a piece of cake and he will have to dig out his own space there.

Sharma said, “I have to take out my own place. I will practice harder than I think I should. And if I do well in the matches and the whole camps, then I’ll be there very soon.” A left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox, Abhishek’s 8-ball 23 and 1/33 helped India register 100-run win over Australia in the opening game of the U19 World Cup.

Talking about the World Cup, he said, “We were dreaming about it since two years and when it happened we felt out of the world.” The Amritsar player added that the World Cup triumph has set a platform of opportunities for him and he will try to grab them with both hands.

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"I think it is a great opportunity for all of us after winning the tournament because we will get more chances regarding others. This is good platform for all of us. I will take this opportunity and practice harder and focus more,” he said.

After stupendous show in the World Cup, Sharma is in action playing for Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The all-rounder will also be seen playing for Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on April 7.