‘It’s an inexplicable feeling’ to be included in India’s ODI squad, says Karn Sharma

"I am glad the day has come"

“I am glad the day has come”

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Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Karn Sharma has announced that it was “an inexplicable feeling” when he was included in India’s squad for the upcoming ODI series against England.

Sharma recently represented India A for the first time in his career and has now been called up to the national team after regular leg-spinner Amit Mishra sustained a back injury.

“Since I had fared quite well in whatever opportunities I got, I was hoping that my efforts would be recognised.” Sharma¬†told ESPNcricinfo. “It’s an inexplicable feeling now that my efforts have been rewarded with a place in the India squad. I am glad the day has come but I will treat it as a fresh start and hope to continue doing what I have been doing all these years.

“It was an overwhelming experience, the first time I played for India A. This was the highest standard I was playing at and I didn’t want to let myself and the team down. I knew since I was touring with the India A squad for the first time, I had to be patient till I got my chance and make the most of it once I got it. I am delighted that I could do it and contribute to the team’s cause. When I was walking out to bat [against South Africa A], I knew that this could well be the only knock I will get in the tournament. Fortunately, all the shots that I tried came off that day.”

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