<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Rahul Sharma credits Anil Kumble, Narendra Hirwani after picking 5-wicket haul against West Indies A" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130921184406.jpg" title="Rahul Sharma credits Anil Kumble, Narendra Hirwani after picking 5-wicket haul against West Indies A" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Rahul Sharma bagged five for 23 against West Indies A at Bangalore in a one-off T20 match on Saturday © Getty Images (File Photo)</p> </div> <strong>Bangalore: Sep 21, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Leg-spinner <a href="/tags/Rahul-Sharma/post" target="_blank">Rahul Sharma</a> on Saturday attributed his five-wicket haul against the West Indies A in the one-off Twenty20 match to the tips he had received from former captain <a href="/tags/Anil-Kumble/post" target="_blank">Anil Kumble</a> and <a href="/tags/Narendra-Hirwani/post" target="_blank">Narendra Hirwani</a>.<br /> <br /> "I had useful discussions with Hirwani who gave me some important tips on leg-spin. I also talk a lot to Kumble and the interactions paid off and I got five wickets in this match," Rahul said at the post-match press conference.<br /> <br /> While Hirwani bagged 66 wickets in 17 Tests, Kumble grabbed 619 wickets in 132 Tests.<br /> <br /> India A, which lost the three-match unofficial ODI series 1-2 against West Indies A, on Saturday posted a crushing 93-run win in the one-off T20 against the same opponents.<br /> <br /> "T20 is a high-intensity contest and nobody brood over last performances. We went there to win this match and we did it," said Rahul.<br /> <br /> On his return to form, Rahul said he went through a difficult phase as he had a lacklustre last <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/ipl/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) season, but insisted that now he was doing his best to come out of it by putting up a good show.<br /> <br /> "I believe if I perform well enough I can also do well for my country," he said.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, West Indies A captain <a href="/tags/Kieran-Powell/post" target="_blank">Kieran Powell</a> said his team lost far too many wickets in an effort to increase the pace.<br /> <br /> "Chasing 215 is always a tough ask in T20. We went for the chase but failed," he said.<br /> <br /> Powell admitted that complacency on the field proved fatal for his team as it gave opportunity to the Indian batsmen to get over the bowling.<br /> <br /> "Catching has been a problem since the last one-dayer. This is an area, which we ought to brush up before we go into the four-day series. We cannot afford to do it and see where we ended up today," he added.<br /> <br /> On the overall limited-over series, Powell expressed happiness over defeating a strong Indian team at their own backyard, especially with bowlers performing well.<br /> <br /> "I wished they could have fired in this match too, but unfortunately it didn't happen," he said.