Two MP players eager to prove themselves in IPL

Indore (MP), Jan 19 (PTI) Ankit Sharma and Anand Rajan,the two Madhya Pradesh players who have been picked up byDeccan Chargers, are delighted to be a part of the IndianPremier League''s coming season.

"I am very glad to be picked up for such a big event.

If I get an opportunity, I will leave no stone unturned toprove myself," said Sharma, an all-rounder, talking to PTI.

"I am focusing on my fitness in view of the IPL," the19-year-old said.

He said that Deccan Chargers contacted him when he wasplaying a Ranji Trophy match in Hyderabad. "After someformalities I signed the contract agreement with them."

Sharma, who hails from Gwalior, has played ten first classmatches and scored 293 runs and taken 17 wickets.

Medium pacer Rajan too said that IPL was a bigopportunity, because it would give him a chance to learn fromcelebrated cricketers around the world.

"Before IPL, I have to play some domestic cricket andI am concentrating on it right now," 23-year-old Rajan said.

Rajan has played 24 first class matches and taken 81wickets and scored 201 runs.

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