Abhishek Sharma is a left-hand hard-hitting lower-order batsman who also bowls fast and accurate left-arm spin. He has led India to victory in the U-19 Asia Cup in 2016 and was an integral part of the 2018 U-19 WC team that finished as the winners.
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Abhishek first came into the limelight with a century on Under-19 debut for Punjab in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy, before which he was the leading run-getter with 1200 runs at an average of 109.09 in the 2015-16 VIjay Merchant Trophy, India's domestic U-16 tournament.
He was India's captain for the Youth ODIs versus England at home in 2017, which India aced 3-1, until Prithvi Shaw replaced him at the helm for the return tour to England and continued so in the World Cup.
Sharma featured in all of India's games at the World Cup 2018, scoring an important 49-ball 50 to take India to 265 against Bangladesh in the quarterfinal.
On return from World Cup, Sharma featured in the 2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy for his state Punjab. And before the WC, he debuted in the Ranji Trophy for Punjab carving out gutsy performances for his state side.
Acquired by Delhi Daredevils for INR 55 lakh ($85,000) at the IPL auction in January, 2018. On May 12, 2018, he made his Twenty20 debut, playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 Indian Premier League and went on to score 46 runs off just 19 balls. His whirwind inning brought him a lot of eyeballs but unfortunately he didn’t get much opportunity to showcase his talent. In 2019, he was one of three players who went from Delhi to Sunrisers Hyderabad to pave the way for Shikhar Dhawan to move in the other direction. His Sunrisers Hyderabad debut came against Delhi itself where he took the big wicket of Colin Munro.
Abhishek's father, Raj Kumar Sharma is a former cricketer and is employed with Bank of India in Amritsar on the sports quota. He is also a former Punjab junior selector. Abhishek achieved a rare feat when he became the 1st cricketer to bag 2 prestigious BCCI awards- Raj Singh Dungarpur award for being the highest scorer in the Vijay Merchant Trophy (2015-2016), and Raj Singh Dungarpur award for being the highest wicket-taker in the same tournament with 57 wickets under his belt.