Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Karn Sharma still in optimistic mood despite difficult time with Vidarbha

Karn has featured in only four games for Vidarbha this season.

Karn Sharma is optimistic of turning things around very soon | Hindustan Times

Karn Sharma, who has represented India in one Test and 3 limited-overs game thus far, hasn't fared well in this Ranji Trophy season. Prior to the start of domestic season 2017-18, the leg-spinner made a switch from Railways to Vidarbha, but despite the team making the finals, Karn got to play only 4 matches in the season.

Nonetheless, Karn Sharma’s spirit is still sky high and the 30-year-old leggie is pretty optimistic to turn it around.

“Cricket is a team sport, if somebody is doing well, he will play. I don’t have any problem with that because the team is doing well. That’s a bit disappointing but if given a chance I would have tried to do well. The team comes first,” Karn was quoted by Sportstar as saying.

Vidarbha made it to the finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time on the back of a total team effort and are currently locking horns against the seven times Ranji champions Delhi at the Holkar Stadium, Indore.

When asked if it was a bit unfair on him to be discarded for such an important clash, the talented legspinner said: “Those things are not in my hands. All I can do is play and perform. That’s all I can do. It’s there at the back of the mind but I want to keep things simple.”

Karn, who made his Test debut for India during the 2014 tour of Australia in Adelaide, also admitted that he failed to live up to the expectations.

“I don’t have an answer. I could have done better but then opportunities come and go. I could not do it that time. Whenever I get a chance, I will do well. There’s nothing negative about it, but yes, even I know I could not do it as per expectations. There’s a bit of pain,” the leg-spinner acknowledged.


By Salman Anjum - 31 Dec, 2017

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