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I wanted to bowl more in Australia: Rahul Sharma

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Published: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 18:27 [IST]
 
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Wanted to bowl more in Aus: Rahul Sharma

New Delhi, Mar 8: Young India leg-spinner Rahul Sharma believes he will emerge stronger after his experiences in Australia.

Sharma injured his finger during the first match he played in the tri series and was disappointed that he couldn't make an impact on Australian tracks which suited his bowling style.

"The Australian pitches had plenty of bounce and the extra pace suited my bowling. I am a quickish leg-spinner and would have loved to bowl more on those surfaces," Rahul told TOI.

The 25-year-old said he wasn't nervous about his first tour Down Under. "When it came to bowling in Australia there were no nerves. I had prepared myself by training at National Cricket Academy where I got a lot of help from Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.

"But nothing prepares you for the emotion that one feels while stepping on to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time," he added.

He is grateful for the support and encouragement from Anil Kumble. "Anil bhai has been my idol for a long time now. Over the last few months he has been giving me some good pointers," he said.

Rahul will represent Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy pre-quarterfinals on Monday, will also play in the quarterfinals before heading off to Dhaka for the Asia Cup.

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