Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni
Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

Like every aspiring wicketkeeper in India, Vidarbha cricketer Jitesh Sharma looks forward to former Indian captain MS Dhoni for his lightning-fast glovework.

Even after quitting international cricket, Dhoni is still among the best in the business in that regard.

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Jitesh Sharma
Jitesh Sharma. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Jitesh revealed to Sports Yaari how seasoned players like AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma helped him develop into a dangerous batter. But he asserted that when it came to glove work, Dhoni was the only one you needed to consider.

Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Jitesh Sharma had the following to say about MS Dhoni: “In India, everything starts after MS Dhoni, so there’s no need to even say how inspiring he has been for every cricketer including me. He has always been so incredible with his glovework.”

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“Will definitely try to learn a lot more from him”: Jitesh Sharma

Jitesh Sharma has proven to be a dependable finisher in addition to being an aggressive hitter for Vidarbha and the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in his first IPL season last year.

Jitesh keeps watching recordings of the former Indian captain concluding games to learn how he handles pressure because Dhoni is one of the best finishers to ever play the game.

Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

“In my off-time, I try and watch his videos to understand how he handles pressure, takes the game deep, or targets particular bowlers. By God’s grace if I get a chance to interact with him in person, will definitely try to learn a lot more from him.”

Sanju Samson was ruled out due to a knee injury, therefore Jitesh has been added to India’s current T20I squad for the final two T20Is against Sri Lanka.