India is set to face the West Indies in the upcoming T20I series starting on August 3 on Caribbean soil. Under the leadership of skipper Hardik Pandya, India has selected a young and dynamic squad, as many young players have been picked for the tour. However, the exclusion of wicketkeeper-batsman Jitesh Sharma from the squad has shocked fans.
Jitesh has been phenomenal throughout the Indian Premier League 2023 for the Punjab Kings. However, he didn’t get a chance for the West Indies tour. Meanwhile, speaking about his selection, Jitesh said that God has something else for him. “God has a bigger plan for me. It was a great learning process.
“You are 28–29, but you still want to learn. When you go to the highest level, you still feel incomplete and have so many things to learn about the game. So it was very thrilling”, he told cricket.com. “I was so keen to go there—in the nets, in the warm-up, everywhere. I was so excited. I am someone who never gets tense. I always enjoy the pressure, so it was a very good experience, and I think I enjoyed it a lot there”, he added.
Rahul told me that I am doing well: Jitesh Sharma
Further speaking about his experience with the Indian team, he said that Team management is welcoming. “They were quite welcoming. Rahul (Dravid) sir told me that you are doing very well, and these are the kinds of players that we are looking for. When I told him that I want to score big runs, he told me that at the position you play, runs don’t matter; impact matters”, he said.
“The more you contribute towards the win, that will be important for the team. When there’s a collapse and you go out to bat for around 7-8 overs, the team will be 4-5 wickets down, so you can’t do much and just need to believe in your game. You have to take that score to a certain level so that the team can fight for it”, he further added.
Here is how fans reacted to Jitesh Sharma’s comments:
Deep down he is fan of Gilchrist only rest of name only for PR
— HoneyBae (@Honeybae5555) July 9, 2023
admire gilly rather then dhoni for keeper
— BackFoot || #Ashes2023🦘 (@82_MCG_classic) July 9, 2023
Will this give 1 ranking to Rohit gurunath Sharma?
— Cheems Bond (@Cheems_Bond_007) July 9, 2023
What a overseas century for Dhoni
— SAVAGE (@Freakvillliers) July 9, 2023
Bhai ne sab ka naam hi le diya , shayad ab team m jagah mil jaye
— Mid Wicket (@LawlSagittarius) July 9, 2023
I like to Jonny sins as well
— gymy (@nilesh57729703) July 9, 2023
Riyan Parag ka naam b add kr leta Bhai
— Spring Roll (@Being_Aryan7422) July 9, 2023
Sabko hi add kar dete
— Koushik Chatterjee (@Koushik92118686) July 9, 2023
Bro trolled kohli in an interview while his bad phase and telling followed Virat Kohli ☠️
— Abhijeet Raj (@Abhijeet_0605) July 9, 2023
Watching vadapao 😭😭
— Viratism❤️ (@Viratophile18) July 9, 2023
Mufa bhai threads pe ayoge kya app? 😆
— GAMINGWORLD.IN (@gamingworld_in) July 9, 2023
To hum kya kare
— Rajat Kapoor. (@Rajatx_) July 9, 2023
Chat rha ache se Secletions nhi hui esliye
— Goa Flash (@GoaFlash0777) July 9, 2023
Phir Tera kuchh nhi ho sakta tu ja re
— Abhishek Sharma (@Abhiiit23) July 9, 2023
And what about hardik Samson kl and jadeja , unka nam bhi lo yarr
— Atul Kaurav07 (@AtulKaurav3) July 9, 2023