PBKS vs MI: Jitesh Sharma's scoop shot leaves Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal in awe

PBKS vs MI: Jitesh Sharma’s scoop shot leaves Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal in awe

Jitesh Sharma remained unbeaten on 30 off just 15 balls.

Jitesh Sharma and Mayank Agarwal
Jitesh Sharma and Mayank Agarwal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Jitesh Sharma has certainly taken this IPL by storm with some brilliant display of hitting and he played an excellent cameo, in the end, to help his side Punjab Kings to a big total in the game against Mumbai Indians. The wicketkeeper-batter played a scoop shot over the short third man fielder and it sailed into the boundary in a flash off the bowling of Jaydev Unadkat to leave his Punjab Kings skipper in awe from the dugout.

Agarwal has been quite animated on the field so far in this IPL after being handed the captaincy hat and his reaction to Jitesh’s shot explained the way he has been encouraging the newcomers on the side. So far, Punjab Kings have won two out of their four games under the leadership of the 31-year-old and their mode of approach has been fascinating as well to go after the bowling from ball one.

Coming back to Jitesh’s shot, the 28-year-old made his IPL debut this season and has played some handy knocks already for Punjab Kings since coming into the playing XI. In the 18th over bowled by Unadkat, Jitesh started off with two sixes and a four off the first three deliveries and played the scoop shot in the third man area off the final delivery to complete a big over for the Punjab franchise that yielded 23 runs.

Here’s Mayank’s reaction to the amazing shot from Jitesh

Meanwhile, Punjab started the innings with a bang after losing the toss as both openers got to their half-centuries in no time. Dhawan in particular was quite aggressive while Agarwal played attractive strokes to get the scoreboard going. They added 97 runs for the first wicket in less than 10 overs. However, MI bowlers managed to pull things back with quick wickets especially of dangerous batters Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow.

But Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan made sure that they smacked sixes at will in the death overs to propel the team to 198 runs in their 20 overs.