Jitesh told the website of Punjab Kings, 'My journey has been like a mountain trekking person. When I played my first match,
I was sitting in the dressing room and reminiscing about my past. Where I come from, my struggles, the sacrifices I have made and all the people who have supported me, I do not want to disappoint anyone, even myself.
Sharma said that his father has been his biggest inspiration. He further said, 'My father used to play a lot of cricket and also take part in tennis tournaments and I used to participate in many prize distribution with him.
Whenever he used to watch cricket, he was happy and excited. That's when I realized that if he sees me playing cricket, he will be just as excited. My journey started from there and that's when I felt that I can start playing cricket.