All About Karn Sharma And His Cricket Career

Karn Vinod Sharma is a cricketer from India. He currently resides in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. For the Railways cricket team, Karn Sharma was an all-rounder. He bats left-handed and bowls leg breaks. In 2014, he played his first Twenty20 International match against England.

He is famous Sharma for being the sole player to win three IPL titles in a row (With the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Superkings)

Legspinner Karn Sharma emerged as the third cricketer from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, to make headlines, following Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Personal Information Of Karn Sharma

Date of Birth23 October 1987
Family membersVinod Sharma (Father), Kritika Sharma (elderly sister), mother’s name not known
WifeNidhi Sharma
CollectionsAudi Q5 Car
HobbiesSwimming, listening to music, playing table tennis
Favourite CricketersRahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite foodNando’s chicken
Favourite actorShahrukh Khan
Favourite actressKatrina Kaif
Favourite singerArijit Singh

Karn’s daughter has an eye view problem, which he told his teammates about before a Ranji Trophy match.

All Format Career Summary Of Karn Sharma

Domestic career Of Karn Sharma

Karn debuted in first-class cricket for Railways versus Jammu & Kashmir in the Karnail Singh Stadium at the 2007-08 Ranji Trophy season. On his debut, he batted as a specialist batsman and contributed 120 runs to his side.

Karn Sharma turned everyone’s heads in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season when he took 21 wickets upon a 19.04 average in three Ranji Trophy games.

He had an eight-wicket haul against Rajasthan, the reigning champions. As a consequence, he was named the BCCI’s best Under-25 cricketer.

IPL Career Of Karn Sharma

He debuted in the IPL in 2009 well with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he was a member of the team that finished second behind the famous Anil Kumble. He did not get to wear the RCB jersey for the complete 2009 season.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad first bought him in 2013 and with INR 3.75 crore in the 2014 auctions, making him the highest-paid uncapped player.

Sharma developed an effective spin bowling tandem with Amit Mishra for the new Sunrisers Hyderabad team, taking 11 wickets at an economy rate of 6.6 in 13 games.

He took 15 wickets for Hyderabad in 14 games the next season, with a high of 4/38 opposing the Kolkata Knight Riders. He was also effective with the bat, hitting down the order with a strike rate of 144.

Karn switched teams for the Mumbai Indians after an underwhelming IPL season in 2015 and 2016. He was the costliest Indian player in the 2017 IPL auctions, selling for INR 3.2 crore to Mumbai Indians. Karn surged back to form for the Mumbai Indians in 2017, picking up 13 wickets in nine matches, including a career-best 4/16 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Karn was instrumental in Mumbai’s third title triumph, taking 13 wickets in 9 matches at an outstanding economy rate of 6.97. He has purchased for INR 5 crore by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 auctions after getting released by Rohit’s men. Throughout the season, Karn appeared in six games for Chennai, taking four wickets at a scoring rate of 9.36. Despite a terrible season, he was chosen over of Harbhajan in the finals, when he bowled 1/25 in three overs. Karn only played one game there in the 2019 season and mostly served as a warm-up player.

ODI Career Of Karn Sharma

On the 13th of November 2014, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka, taking 0/64 in nine overs. He also played in the next ODI, which was held in Ranchi, however, he was unable to pick up a wicket. Since then, he hasn’t played an ODI for India.

Twenty 20I Career Of Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma made his national team debut against England in a T20 international on September 7, 2014, and that was his only T20I match. He took Joe Root’s wicket and had statistics of 1/28 in four overs.

Test Career Of Karn Sharma

Karn made his test start for the nation versus Australia in Adelaide near the close of 2014. He scored 2/143 and 2/95. In the whites, it’s his sole appearance. Karn had a dismal beginning opposing the Aussies in their backyard, despite the surface assisting him. The fact that he took the position of Ravichandran Ashwin, a considerably more veteran player, received even more condemnation from the media.

Achievements Of Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma, a former reject of the Uttar Pradesh state Ranji squad, has been called up to be a member of Team India’s test side, and that too against Australia at home.

Karn’s greatest season was 2012-13 when he earned the BCCI award for Best Under-25 Cricketer after taking 21 wickets in three Ranji matches.

Karn won the Ranji Trophy in his first season with Vidarbha in 2017-18, when he was captain of the team.

Karn delivered a brilliant performance in the Indian Premier League 2017 final, conceding only 18 runs in four overs, a crucial contribution to Mumbai Indians’ thrilling victory.

Karn was purchased by Chennai Super Kings for a staggering 5 crore INR in the IPL 2018 auction. Karn was a key member of the squad till 2021.

Net worth

Karn Sharma’s earnings are 5 crores/ year in the Indian cricket team and he has received approximately 5 crores from IPL since 2021.

NameKarn Sharma Salary
Annual IncomeRs. 5 crores +
Monthly Income, SalaryRs. 5 lakhs +
Brand endorsement FeesRs. 3-5 Lakhs
Income SourceBCCI, IPL, Brands
IPL 2021 FeesRs. 5 crores
IPL Total IncomeRs. 34.6 crore

Overall IPL Earnings Of Karn Sharma

yearIPL teamIncome
2009Royal Challengers BangaloreRs. 12 lacs
2013Sunrisers HyderabadRs. 10 lacs
2014Sunrisers HyderabadRs. 3.7 crores
2015Sunrisers HyderabadRs. 3.7 crores
2016Sunrisers HyderabadRs. 3.7 crores
2017Mumbai IndiansRs. 3.2 crores
2018Chennai Super KingsRs. 5 crores
2019Chennai Super KingsRs. 5 crores
2020Chennai Super KingsRs. 5 crores
2021Chennai Super KingsRs. 5 crores  
 TotalRs. 34.6 crore

    Karn Sharma’s overall net worth is expected to be Rs. 42 crores ($ 6 million) in 2021, with Brand Endorsements and cricket as his primary sources of income.

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1. In the IPL auction 2022, whose team bought Karn Sharma?

Karn Sharma was purchased at INR 50 lakh by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 2022.

2. Did Karn Sharma ever gets criticized?

Karn Sharma faced plenty of criticism for replacing Ravichandran Ashwin, a considerably more veteran player, in the game against Aussies.

3. What makes Karn Sharma a unique player?

Despite the bowling experience, Sharma has the wrists to bat down the order and contribute some huge runs.

4. What was the turning point of Karn Sharma’s career?

Karn took twelve wickets for Andhra Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19. This episode aided him in gaining selectors’ attention.

5. Who was Karn Sharma’s mentor?

His coach is unknown but Karn Sharma in some interviews said Kohli to be his idol.

6. What is Karn Sharma’s playing style?

Karn Sharma’s playing format is aggressive.