The flamboyant buzz at the mini-auctions of Indian Premier League 2023 concluded with some heavyweight bids and some dream-come-true moments for emerging youths in domestic cricket. In such an unprecedented selection, Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise displayed enormous faith in Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder Vivrant Sharma.
Vivrant Sharma was bought by SRH for a whopping Rs. 2.6 crores. With this stunning amount tagged against his inclusion, Sharma became the third-most expensive Jammu & Kashmir athlete in the history of IPL auctions. He now stands behind express paceman Umran Malik (4 crores) and Abdul Samad (4 crores). Notably, both players were also picked by the Orange Army back in the 2020-21 auctions.
Who is Vivrant Sharma?
Vivrant Sharma is an astonishing left-handed all-rounder from Jammu & Kashmir domestic side. Sharma was born on 30 October 1999 and followed the footsteps of his elder brother Vikrant to pursue his dream to become a professional cricketer. He made his debut for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy and subsequently a T-20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the same year.
Vivrant Sharma’s association with SRH
Vivrant Sharma is a left-handed frontline batsman and bowls right-arm leg-spin. Vivrant Sharma had previously been a net bowler in the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp in the 2022 edition. He attended the selections for the Orange Army on the recommendation of ace all-rounder Abdul Samad. The 23-year old performed marvelously in the selections which resulted in his stunning bid at the auctions.
Vivrant’s recent phenomenal performance in domestic circuit
Vivrant Sharma came into the limelight after an exceptional performance in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022. He smashed a spectacular knock of 154-runs against Uttarakhand and anchored a glorious chase against Madhya Pradesh by scoring a decisive knock of 69-runs.
Vivrant Sharma stood as the second highest run scorer in the championship with 395 runs in five games at a sizzling average of 56.42. He continued to power his batting performance by scoring another two fifties in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022.
With Vivrant being entrusted with an exciting opportunity, it will be important to see him perform at the cash-rich league.