Sandeep Sharma is probably one of the Indian Premier League's most reliable bowlers. The Punjabi right-arm medium pacer has an outstanding economy rate of 7.83 and 124 wickets in 115 games. In the 2017 competition, he took 17 wickets and had the best bowling stats of 4/20.
Rajasthan Royals signed Sandeep Sharma for the 2023 IPL season. (Sportzpics)
After failing to sell in the auction in December of last year, the 29-year-old has returned to the IPL. The Rajasthan Royals signed Sandeep when Prasidh Krishna suffered a lumbar stress fracture and had to miss time.
The cunning bowler has a remarkable capacity for ball movement in both directions. Sandeep has expanded his repertoire significantly and can worry hitters at any point in the game. He is an asset for any skipper in the subcontinental circumstances because of his prowess as a T20 cricket bowler.
Let's review some of Sandeep Sharma's best performances in the Indian Premier League in honor of his 30th birthday.
1/30 – April 12, 2023, Rajasthan Royals vs. Chennai Super Kings
In this exciting game, Sandeep Sharma demonstrated his skill to trick the top players. Batters for Chennai Super Kings struggled while trying to get 175 runs against Rajasthan's methodical bowling. However, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja dragged Chennai back into the match by calming the ship. Chennai ultimately needed 21 in the final over.
Sandeep Sharma was given the last over to bowl because Dhoni was on strike, according to Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson. Sandeep's over got off to a rocky start with two wide balls. The equation then changed to seven runs from three balls when Dhoni hit two flat sixes.
When everyone anticipated that Dhoni would conclude the game in his signature manner, Sandeep fought back and gave his side the victory with a pair of magnificent yorkers.
Delhi Daredevils vs. Kings XI on April 20 Punjab, 30 April 2017.
During this match, Sandeep Sharma had his best bowling statistics in the IPL. The Delhi Daredevils' starting lineup was destroyed by the cunning pacer. He finally ended with 4/20, earning Player of the Match honors.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Royal Challengers on March 19 on March 31, 2019 in Bangalore
Sandeep Sharma played a significant part in Sunrisers Hyderabad's full dominance in this game. Hyderabad put up a frightening total of 231 runs while batting first. Royal Challengers had a strong batting lineup, which featured Virat Kohli, and were dangerous opponents. Sandeep dismissed Kohli for 3 runs, causing Royal Challengers to falter. Royal Challengers lost the game by 118 runs as a result and never really recovered. 4/25 – Kings XI Punjab vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, April 18, 2015
Sandeep Sharma once again shown his ability to swing the ball and destroyed the top order of Kolkata Knight Riders. The bowler handed a crushing blow to the reigning champions by taking the wickets of top hitters like Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. But with to Andre Russell's excellent knock, KKR was able to steal the victory from Punjab.
On April 26, 2014, Kings XI Punjab will play Kolkata Knight Riders.
With his valiant efforts, Sandeep Sharma helped his side defeat Kolkata Knight Riders. In attempting to reach a modest mark of 133 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders were exposed by Sandeep's precise swing bowling. Sandeep led his side to an unlikely win and ended with outstanding stats of 3/21.