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All-rounder relishes sharing space with Mishra and other SRH greats
By Harsh Kalan
Pune 17 April 2013
In a low-scoring thriller at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, a Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner swung the game in his team’s favour with one magical over. WhileAmit Mishra – the most successful spinner in IPL history – grabbed all the headlines, a quick glance at the scorecard will reveal another leggie, whose contribution was quite substantial in exerting pressure on the Pune Warriors India batters.
All-rounder, Karan Sharma was playing in just his second IPL game and clocked the most economical figures of the night – 3-0-13-1 – and was the Sunrisers’ best bowler till the 19th over of the PWI innings. The 25-year-old from Uttar Pradesh has thus far made a steady impact since he made his IPL debut against theKolkata Knight Riders a few days ago. He credits the likes of Mishra, Dale Steyn and bowling Coach Waqar Younis for giving him helpful tips to bowl in the shortest format of the game.
Excerpts from his chat withIPLT20.COM: Congratulations on this win. What do you reckon was the turning point today?
The turning point was Mishy Bhai’s second last over (when he bagged four wickets, including a hat-trick). He bowled really very well and took those three wickets in three balls. And he bowled well during the middle overs too.
What were your plans after PWI got off to a comfortable start while chasing?
When they started, we just decided that we have to put pressure on them.
As far as applying pressure goes, you bowled very economically. Are you getting any tips from Amit Mishra, who also happens to be a leg-spinner?
Yes, he is giving me various tips. It’s very helpful, because he is the most successful bowler in the IPL. So, I am lucky that I am playing along with him. And even all the seniors in our team have supported us (newcomers) a lot.
So do you have a stock delivery?
The main delivery is the googly. I’m working on my googly right now.
Does having world-class bowlers in the SRH ranks help you out too?
Yes, it certainly helps a lot. Mainly, because they have told me how to bowl in the death and early on in the innings. This has really helped me out.
What are your personal goals for IPL 2013?
I want to continue this kind of performance. But I need to make some runs also in the coming games. I just hope to play good cricket.
119: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s total – second lowest total successfully defended by a team in IPL. The lowest remains Chennai Super Kings’ 116 against Kings XI Punjab at Durban in 2009. They went on to win that match by 24 runs.
83: Number of wickets taken by Amit Mishra in IPL- second most by any bowler after Lasith Malinga’s 85.
6: Pune Warriors India lost their last six wickets for a mere addition of seven runs to the total – from 101/4 to 108 all out. This equals the record of worst six-wicket collapse in IPL. Rajasthan Royals had also lost six for seven against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010.
4: Number of batsmen who got a golden duck (out off the very first ball) in the match – most in an IPL game. In Deccan Chargers- Royal Challengers Bangalore match at Nagpur in 2010 also had four golden ducks.
3: Number of hat-tricks taken by Amit Mishra – most by any bowler in IPL and also in all Twenty20 cricket. Three other players – Lennox Cush, Yuvraj Singh and Tim Southee have taken two hat-tricks
2: Mishra is only the second bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL without any assistance from any of the teammates (he had two batsmen bowled and one LBW). Mkhaya Ntini is the only other bowler to do so - for Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Ntini had all three bowled!