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Karn Sharma gets rewarded for consistent performances with Team India selection amid criticism

Karn Sharma © PTI
Karn Sharma © PTI

Karn Sharma pipped the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Yuvraj Singh and many others to be named in the Indian squad for the limited-overs series in England. Devarchit Varma recaps the cricketer’s journey so far.

When a certain Karn Sharma was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a whopping INR 3.75 crores during the auction in February 2014, the leg-spinner soon became a topic of ridicule for the people on the internet. Not many knew him, and he was yet to make a long-lasting impact on the memories of fans and those who follow the game. Karn might have been ridiculed, but the fact that the 26-year-old has managed to barge into the national side, proves that the Indian selectors are looking at performers over the reputed names.

Karn was a part of the India A side which recently won the quadrangular series and had a good outing in Australia. Even for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, who spent the highest amount during the IPL auction 2014 on an uncapped Indian player, he was good during the seventh edition of the tournament.

After a good showing in the quadrangular series, Australia NPS and South Africa A, Karn’s inclusion in the Indian squad is a positive sign.  Ever since IPL 2013, Karn has been hot property.

Karn has the ability to stem the flow of the runs when needed, and with the googly being in his armoury, the leg-spinner has also been among the wicket-takers for the sides that he has played for. In the 2013 edition of IPL, Karn shot to limelight with 11 wickets in the tournament as SRH enjoyed a successful season. The next year was even better, where he snaffled 15 wickets from 14 games despite his side not doing as well as they were expected to. Karn is also a handy batsman, as from time to time he has shown his skills with the bat.

This move by the Indian selectors is indeed a surprising one, as they, for a long time, kept ignoring the ones that glittered majorly during the IPL seasons and not much in the domestic circuit. However, Karn’s selection could be a turning point in this regards and the move may also boost the confidence of those who can come into the reckoning for national selection.

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(Devarchit Varma is a reporter with CricketCountry. He can be followed on Twitter @Devarchit)

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