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Who is Vivrant Sharma, the J&K batter who fetched Rs 2.6 crore at IPL auction | Cricket News

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NEW DELHI: Jammu’s Vivrant Sharma hogged the limelight at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday as the 23-year-old raked in a whopping Rs 2.6 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped up the talented batting all-rounder after a fierce battle with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Starting off with Rs 20 lakh, the bidding war for Vivrant eventually went SRH’s way as the franchise paid 13 times his base price.

The left-handed opener might not have too many matches to his name but the rookie impressed quite a few cricketing pundits with his explosive batting in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Vivrant was J&K’s second highest run-scorer in the tournament, amassing 395 runs at an impressive average of 56.42.

In India’s domestic 50-over tournament, Vivrant smashed 124-ball 154 against Uttarakhand that helped his team enter the knockouts for the very first time. His 62-ball 69 against Ranji champions Madhya Pradesh also helped J&K chase down a daunting 343 earlier in the tournament.
Vivrant, so far has played 14 List A games where he has 519 runs with a century and three fifties to his name along with 8 wickets.
In the 9 T20s Vivrant has played so far in his short career, the power-hitter has 191 runs at a strike rate of 128.18 to go with his 6 wickets.
Only a week back, Vivrant made his Ranji Trophy debut against Madhya Pradesh and is currently playing his second game against Gujarat.

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