Karn Sharma: It is a matter of two or three wins
Having won 2 out of the 6 matches played so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad have not had the best of starts in IPL 2014. However, before SRH take on RR in their next match on Thursday, SRH’s leg spinner Karn Sharma feels that two or three more wins can fancy them a place in the play-offs.
“We may be lying low, but it is a matter of two or three wins before we revive our campaign and reach the play-offs. It is unfortunate that we have not been able to win as many games but T20 cricket is such you can’t really predict or plan,” Karn reportedly said to PTI in an interview.
“Amit bhai has always told me to back my strengths. He keeps telling me to motivate myself to perform better. He gives lot of tips on bowling as well,” Karn said.
On being asked about the importance of spinners in this format of the game, 26-year-old Karn said: “Spinners do have the edge over fast bowlers. Especially on slower tracks where the ball stops on the batsmen, spinners have a bigger role to play. Other than that, I believe it’s a level playing field. Anybody can emerge a champion on a particular day.”
“Having Bhuvneshwar in the team is a great help. We have lived and played together in Meerut as well. So we are a good support system for each other. It’s nice to have somebody from your city to be alongside you in the dressing room,” added Karn.
Karn was all praises for SRH skipper, Shikhar Dhawan. “It’s good that Shikhar bhai has shown so much confidence in me. But want to keep the good work going and continue to impress my captain. He is a good captain, takes the right decisions at the right time and is always in control of the situation,” said Karn.
When asked about his dreams of playing for India, an ambitious Karn said: “Just like any other cricketer, playing for India is my ultimate aim. I am working towards it. Though I have not set a deadline for myself but hopefully my hard work will pay rich dividends and someday I will get an India cap.”
“I don’t think that a small town lad has more difficulty in climbing the success ladder than a big town player. I guess its just about grabbing your opportunities. I have always banked on hard work and never looked at any other factor,” Karn added.