Rookie Karn Sharma eager to meet Shane Warne on Oz tour
New Delhi: Railways leg-spinner Karn Sharma is ecstatic after his maiden call-up in the Indian Test team and is looking forward towards a chance to meet the legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne during the upcoming Test series against Australia Down Under.
"It is any leg-spinner's dream to meet the greatest of them all — Shane Warne. Obviously, I am eager to meet Warne if I get a chance during the upcoming tour of Australia.
It will be a nice experience if I can get some tips on the subtle nuances of leg-spin bowling from him," 27-year-old Karn told PTI from Nagpur, where he scored 32 and picked up three wickets, in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh.
Karn missed out on playing against Warne as he got his maiden IPL contract after Warne had quit playing in the cash-rich league.
Karn, who made his senior India debut against England in a one-off T20 in Birmingham is happy that he is now in contention for a place in longer version. "It's a proud moment for me that I have been selected in the Test team.
Every cricketer aspires to wear the whites for his country. I would give my 100 per cent if I get a chance to play in the Test matches," said Karn, who has 66 wickets from 34 first-class matches for Railways.