City lad gears up for ODI series against host England


Amritsar, July 27

City lad Abhishek Sharma is all set for the one-day series against the host England, commencing from August 7. The team India Under-19 will be challenging England in the five-day one-day international series, concluding on August 16. The 17-year-old had led India’s U-19 team during Asia Cup in Sri Lanka last year. He managed to bring the cup home and joy to the holy city. Sharma is known for his overall allrounder ability, he is a left-handed batter and a left-handed spinner and performed spectacularly in Asia Cup.

Raj Kumar Sharma, the father of Abhishek and a former cricketer, feels his son will make the walled city proud with his performance. He said, “I am sure my son in this series will make the residents of the city proud. He has been working day in and day out for this series. It is all due to the love of the people here. He has been guided well by his coaches under the Amritsar Games Association and the Punjab Cricket Academy. He has been playing cricket from the age of six or seven.”

Abhishek had trained well on the nets throughout the day for his international tour. “He has been extremely disciplined, worked hard under the guidance of the coaches here. He has devoted maximum time on the field, said his father. Abhishek, the left-hander, said, “I am totally focused on the game. This is an opportunity to prove myself. I will give my best in this event. I will try to utilise this chance.”


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