Joginder Sharma: Spinners can win India the T20 World Cup
- Joginder Sharma says that the Indian spinners can win the WC T20 2014 for the country
Joginder Sharma, the man who everyone remembers as India’s hero in the team’s inaugural World T20 triumph in South Africa, has stated that India can bank on their spinners to reclaim the title after a 7-year wait.
Sharma, who suffered a road accident in 2011, returned to domestic action last year and is pulling out all the stops to make a comeback into the Indian team.
India have fared quite badly in the World T20 events after 2007, with the team failing to even make the semi-finals in the past 3 editions. But the Haryana all-rounder thinks the time is right for India to reclaim the trophy.
“You can’t predict results in T20s but we have an experienced line up. We have strong batting and it is a good fielding unit as well. But since the matches will be in Bangladesh, our spinners can play a big role there. We have a good spin attack and I feel we have a good chance,” Sharma said.
Sharma has had to overcome multiple setbacks over the course of his career. After starring in India’s T20 victory in 2007, Sharma was plagued by shoulder and ankle problems in 2008.
He made a good comeback in 2009 only to be pegged back by a road accident in 2011. Sharma though has put everything behind him and is looking forward to donning Indian colours for the first time since that famous evening at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
“But now I am fit. As good as I was in 2007. I am doing well and hopefully selectors won’t ignore me,” he said.Published 11 Mar 2014, 21:39 IST