IPL Auction: After Hyderabad, Umran and Samad became the stronghold of players from Jammu and Kashmir, Kavya Maran now bet 2.6 crores on this batsman
Jammu & Kashmir Vivrant Sharma: Vivrant Sharma scored an unbeaten 154 off 124 balls in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Uttarakhand this year. It included his 18 fours and 6 sixes.
IPL Auction: Vivrant Sharma, the young opener from Jammu and Kashmir, got a big bet from Sunrisers Hyderabad, owned by Kaviya Maran, in the auction for the Indian Premier League 2023. Played Sunrisers Hyderabad bought for 2.6 crores.
Vivrant Sharma is the third player from Jammu and Kashmir, who is part of the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The franchise already includes batsman Abdul Samad and bowler Umran Malik. No other IPL team has so many players from Jammu and Kashmir.
The 23-year-old Vivrant Sharma shot into the limelight when he scored an unbeaten 154 off 124 balls in a knockout match against Uttarakhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Vivrant had hit 18 fours and 6 sixes during his innings.
Vivrant Sharma became a left-handed batsman because of his elder brother.
Vivrant once told The Indian Express that it felt great to enter the knockouts of the tournament for the first time. We have played knockouts in Ranji Trophy earlier but this will be the first time we will be playing knockouts in the 50-over format. Vivrant became a cricketer because of his elder brother. Vivrant’s elder brother Vikrant used to play club cricket in Jammu. Till the age of 12, Vivrant used to bat right-handed. Vivrant’s brother Vikrant used to bat with the left hand. Seeing his elder brother, Vivrant Sharma decided to become a left-handed batsman.
Jammu and Kashmir does not have its own stadium
Jammu and Kashmir finished second behind Punjab in Group D of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 5 wins out of 6 matches. Jammu and Kashmir has had a remarkable story. They still do not have their own ground. For the first time the players played league cricket in the valley. The State Cricket Association is run by an ad hoc body.
The BCCI has recently appointed its treasurer Ashish Shelar as the observer for Jammu and Kashmir. Against all odds, Jammu and Kashmir managed to defeat some big teams in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The 343-run win against Ranji champions Madhya Pradesh is also included in this list.