On Friday, a relatively unknown cricketer named Vivrant Sharma stole the show during the IPL 2023 mini-auction in Kochi (December 23). Even if nobody had heard of Vivrant before his name was called at the auction, by the time Sunrisers Hyderabad had bought him for Rs 2.6 crore, he was a household name.
Vivrant hails from Jammu and Kashmir, India, where he is a young multitalented star. The 24-year-old has only played in two first-class matches, fourteen List A matches, and nine Twenty20 matches for his state team, making him a relative rookie on the senior cricket circuit.
A week ago, in a Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh, Vivrant played in his first first-class match. In 2021, he made his List A debut against Saurashtra. In 2021, Vivrant made his Twenty20 debut when his team faced Andhra Pradesh.
In two Ranji Trophy matches, the left-handed batsman scored 72 runs. In 14 50-over matches, he has 519 runs and 8 wickets. He has scored 191 runs and taken 6 wickets across 9 T20 matches.
He made his first official List On November 23, J&K scored a hundred in the victorious cause. Vivrant was crucial to the chase, being undefeated on 154 after facing only 124 balls. J&K lost only one wicket during the chase, which they completed in 42.2 overs. Vivrant has signed with SRH for a hefty sum, so he better start playing soon.