It~~s a dream come true for Rohit Sharma

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Promising batsman Rohit Sharma who was given the selectors nod for the one-day team for the Ireland and Scotland matches said it was a 'dream come true' for him.

''I am very happy. It's a dream come true,'' said the 20-year-old.

The elegant and technically sound batsman said he had some inkling he may be picked for the tour when he came for the batsmen's fitness-specific camp in Bangalore.

''There was something in the air, rumours that I would be selected. I am very glad they came true,'' he said.

In 24 first class matches so far, Sharma has scored 740 runs at an average of 40.11 and a strike rate of 89.04.

Sharma, dubbed as next Tendulkar, said the experience of India 'A' tours facilitated his progress into the national squad as his performance there helped him grab the selectors' attention.

''The India A tours helped me a lot as I started catching the eye of all the selectors. Everyone saw me on television on the tour to Abu Dhabi (with India A) last year'' said Mumbai dasher Sharma.

The right-handed batsman, who can also bowl off-breaks, said the fitness camp and training that he underwent in the last four days would stand him in good stead.


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