Abhishek borrows the bat only when runs are needed


World champions India lost to Zimbabwe in the first T20 while playing a five-match series. Shubman Gill had a hard time digesting this loss. However, the Indians returned to their form in the second match. They tied the series at 1-1 with a big win of 100 runs.

India bowled out the hosts for 134 runs after winning the toss and building a huge score of 234 runs in front of Zimbabwe at the Sports Club Stadium in Harare on Sunday.

Abhishek Sharma scored a century in the second international T20 of his career. He played a great innings of 100 runs off 47 balls. He made his debut in short format cricket with the first match of this series. Although the Indian opener could not open the account of runs in this match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad played an unbeaten innings of 77 runs off 47 balls in yesterday’s match. And Rinku Singh played an unbeaten innings of 48 runs off 22 balls.

Indian cricketers were feeling a lot of pressure in this match due to losing the previous match. But they did not play with any fear. Instead, they climbed the hill by batting aggressively.

After the match, Abhishek revealed the secret of the bat that destroyed the Zimbabwean bowlers. This Indian all-rounder said that he borrowed this bat from his teammate Gill. And Abhishek opened the record of runs in T20 cricket with the bat from his good friend.

Both Gill and Abhishek played domestic cricket together for a long time. Both of them have the same mentor; Former legendary cricketer Yuvraj Singh. That’s why Abhishek doesn’t have to hesitate to borrow the bat from his teammate.

After the match, Abhishek said, ‘I played with Shubman’s (Gill) bat today. I’ve done this before. Whenever I need a run, I borrow his bat.’

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