Karn Sharma Bio

Karn Sharma is an Indian cricketer who was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, on October 23, 1987. He is mainly a right-arm leg-break googly bowler, but he can also bat well.
Karn Sharma was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, on October 23, 1987. The leg-spinner has always had mastery in his fingers, as well as luck on his hands. He is the only player in IPL history to have won the tournament with three different teams.



Karn made his first-class debut for Railways against Jammu & Kashmir at the Karnail Singh Stadium during the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season. On his debut, he batted as a specialist batsman and scored 120 runs for his side.

Karn Sharma turned heads in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season when he took 21 wickets at an average of 19.04 in three Ranji Trophy games, after a string of underwhelming results.

His best effort was an eight-wicket haul against Rajasthan, the reigning champions. He was awarded the BCCI Award for the best Under-25 cricketer as a result.

IPL Career

He started his IPL career with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009, where he was a member of the team that finished second behind the legendary Anil Kumble. Sadly, he did not get a chance to wear the RCB jersey for the entire 2009 season.

Karn, who debuted in the IPL in 2013, was the highest-paying uncapped player at the 2014 auctions when the Sunrisers Hyderabad paid INR 3.75 crore for him.

Sharma and Amit Mishra established a formidable spin bowling partnership for the new Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, taking 11 wickets in 13 games at an economy rate of 6.6.

He took 15 wickets in 14 games for Hyderabad the following season, with a best of 4/38 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. When batting down the order, he also looked useful with the bat, with a strike rate of 144.

Karn switched sides for the Mumbai Indians after a disappointing IPL season in 2015 and 2016. After Mumbai Indians paid INR 3.2 crores for him, he became the most expensive Indian player in the 2017 IPL auctions. Karn roared back to action for the Mumbai Indians in 2017, taking 13 wickets in nine matches, including a career-best 4/16 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Karn was instrumental in Mumbai’s title victory (their third in a row) by taking 13 wickets in nine matches at an excellent economy rate of 6.97. After being released by Rohit’s guys, he was purchased for INR 5 crore at the 2018 auctions by the Chennai Super Kings. Karn appeared in six matches for Chennai this season, taking four wickets at an economy rate of 9.36. Despite a bad season, he was chosen ahead of Harbhajan in the finals, where he ended with figures of 1/25 in three overs. Karn only started one game in the 2019 season and also served as a bench warmer.

International Career

Soon after, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on November 13, 2014, with figures of 0/64 in nine overs. He also played in the next ODI, which was held in Ranchi, but he failed to pick up a wicket. Since then, he hasn’t played in an ODI for India.

On September 7, 2014, Karn Sharma made his national team debut in a T20 international against England, which remains his only T20I appearance. He took the wicket of Joe Root and had figures of 1/28 in his four overs.

Karn made his test debut for the nation against Australia in Adelaide at the end of 2014. He had 2/143 and 2/95 numbers. It’s the only time he’s dressed in white. Karn had a forgettable debut against the Aussies in their own backyard, despite the fact that the surface aided him. The fact that he replaced Ravichandran Ashwin, a much more senior player, attracted even more backlash from the media.

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