Good tidings for Sharath, Shubhang

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Karnataka’s B.R. Sharath and Shubhang Hegde have been named within the India U-23 facet for subsequent month’s five-match one-day collection in opposition to Bangladesh in Raipur. Hegde has been part of India’s U-19 squads however for Sharath this can be a maiden nationwide call-up.

An attacking wicket-keeper-batsman, Sharath made his Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka final season, and promptly scored 100 in his first match. Earlier this yr, he was in advantageous kind for the State U-23 facet within the Nationwide U-23 one-day competitors, making scores of zero, 77, 116, and 6.

No expectations

“I didn’t play with any expectation of getting chosen for India. My solely purpose was to assist my staff win. And I attempted to try this,” stated Sharath right here on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old felt his Ranji Trophy expertise would maintain him in good stead whereas taking part in for India U-23. “When you play Ranji Trophy after which U-23 you’re excessive on confidence. That performs a significant function I really feel. I used to be prepared for my Ranji Trophy debut as a result of I had labored arduous for it. That is simply the beginning,” he stated.

Sharath was making ready for the night’s KPL conflict, for Bengaluru Blasters in opposition to Shivamogga Lions, when he obtained the information.

“I used to be excited once I obtained the decision,” he stated. “That’s what you play for — to signify India. I’m very blissful. I’d wish to thank KSCA for supporting me.”