New Delhi: The match played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday was very exciting. CSK needed 40 runs to win in the last two overs, MS Dhoni from one end and Ravindra Jadeja on the other side tried to achieve the target while batting, but the world’s number 1 finisher on the last ball of the 20th over MS Dhoni got defeated.
CSK needed 5 runs to win off the last ball, but MS managed only 1 run off it and CSK lost the match by 3 runs. Mahi could not hit a six on Sandeep Sharma’s brilliant yorker ball. However, earlier he had hit two back-to-back sixes in this over. After all, who is Sandeep Sharma who defeated this finisher at CSK’s home ground, let’s know…
Who is Sandeep Sharma?
In the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals included fast bowler Sandeep Sharma in the squad for his base price of 50 lakhs in place of the injured Krishna. The special thing is that Sandeep was unsold in the mini auction held before IPL 2023.
It is also important that Sandeep has been playing IPL since 2013. He has taken 116 wickets in 106 IPL matches so far in his career. 4 for 20 is his best performance in IPL. His best performance was in IPL 2014. During this, Sandeep took 18 wickets in 11 matches. At the same time, in the debut IPL season, he took 8 wickets in 4 matches.
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Was a part of Punjab Kings from 2013 to 2017
Sandeep was a part of Punjab Kings from 2013 to 2017, after which he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2018 to 2021. Last season he returned to PBKS again.
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Made debut in Harare
Sandeep Sharma plays domestic cricket for Chandigarh. He has played 2 T20 Internationals for India so far in his career. In which one wicket has been taken. He made his debut for Team India on 17 July 2015 against Zimbabwe in Harare. After this he never got a chance in Team India.
Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup star of 2012
Punjab’s right-arm medium pacer Sandeep Sharma emerged as a star during the 2012 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup. He helped India win the title by taking 4 wickets against Australia in the final. He also became the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
The pacer made his first-class debut in 2011 and signed with Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2013. He is known for his ability to swing the ball. He has formed a formidable partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Sunrisers Hyderabad. Apart from this, he has 183 wickets in his name in 84 innings of 52 first-class cricket. He has taken 98 wickets in 61 List A matches and 173 wickets in 158 T20 matches. It can be said that Sandeep’s long experience came in handy in front of the world’s No. 1 finisher and he helped his team win the Chennai ground.