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“I grew up trying to copy Yuvraj Singh on the pitch” – SRH’s Vivrant Sharma Sport-rated




23-year-old Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder Vivrant Sharma, who was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2023 mini-auction, has revealed that India’s legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh he is his favorite player.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) released 12 players ahead of the mini-auction. They had 12 players on the team, including 4 abroad. They entered the mini-auction with the largest purse of INR 42.25 crore and had a maximum of 13 slots to fill, 4 of which were for foreign players.


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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got involved in a bidding war to acquire the services of Vivrant Sharma in the IPL 2023 mini-auction and in the end, SRH bought him for INR 2.6 crore.

Speaking to India Today, Vivrant Sharma revealed that Yuvraj Singh is his idol and he has learned a lot from the legendary all-rounder.

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“From the beginning, I used to watch Yuvraj Singh and I grew up trying to copy him on the pitch. He clicked with me because he was an all-rounder and because his body language was so impressive. I have learned a lot just by watching it,” Sharma said in an exclusive chat with

I’ve interacted with Brian Lara a couple of times – Vivrant Sharma


The Jammu & Kashmir all-rounder further revealed that he had some interactions with SRH coach Brian Lara when he was part of the franchise as a net bowler last season.

“I have interacted with Brian Lara a couple of times during my time as a bowler at SunRisers Hyderabad. He’s only seen me bowl. But once he heard that I was also a left-handed hitter, he told me to keep working on it and he was very excited when I got to talk to him,” Vivrant said.

SRH bought a total of 13 players in the IPL 2023 mini-auction: Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore), Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 crore), Heinrich Klaasen (INR 5.25 crore), Adil Rashid (INR 2 crore), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.6 crore), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh) , Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 crore), Nitish Kumar Reddy (INR 20 lakh ), Akeal Hosein (INR 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh).

Brian Lara (Image Credits: Twitter)
Brian Lara (Image Credits: Twitter)

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