Press Release – RCB
The spinner also revealed how the RCB fans are the best.
30 April, Lucknow: Lucknow has produced many cricketing greats over the years and ahead of their match in the city, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Karn Sharma got nostalgic about his time in Lucknow and spoke about his playbold journey from staying in a hostel far from home, playing street cricket to growing up in the culture of playing fearless cricket.
Karn Sharma hails from Uttar Pradesh and has represented the state in under-16 cricket. He is excited to be back as RCB plays their next match here.
“When I was playing under-16 in Lucknow, there used to be a hostel which has now turned into Ambedkar Park. Former RCB player RP Singh has also come from that hostel and that really helped in building a fearless cricketing culture in the city. There is a lot of talent in Lucknow and now we have top academies here as well. The Ekana Stadium was built recently and it will surely create a culture which will inspire kids to take up cricket,” stated Karn Sharma.
RCB enjoys huge support in Lucknow as the 12th army of the team has a big presence in the city. Karn Sharma said, “RCB has one of the most loyal fans. I have played for many franchises, they all have fans but the most loyal ones are of RCB. So, I hope that fans of RCB in Lucknow will come out tomorrow and support us during the match. Wherever we go, there is always support for RCB.”
He also revealed his love for the city’s atmosphere and its food. “The city has a great atmosphere and people speak with “tehzeeb” (respect). You can always go to a place like Hazratganj where you can eat and shop. A lot of other fun places are here as well like Residency, Gomti Riverfront and Aminabad,” commented Sharma.
“Kabab Paratha is very famous here and any player or celebrity who visits Lucknow definitely tastes the food. The Briyani of Lucknow is also really popular and team and conversations are omnipresent in UP 24/7. People spend 5-6 hours eating kachoris and discussing their daily lives,” he concluded.
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Correspondent : DEVANSH AWASTHI