Former Indian leg-spinner Rahul Sharma stood out as truly newsworthy after he declared his retirement from worldwide and first class cricket. The 35-year-old addressed the Indian national cricket crew in 4 One Day Internationals and 2 Twenty20 Internationals. The veteran represented six wickets in ODIs and three wickets in Twenty20 Internationals. He has played 44 games in the Indian Premier League.
The veteran has represented 40 wickets in the history of IPL. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2011 yet proceeded to play just a couple of games for the Men in Blue. His last ODI appearance came against the Sri Lankan cricket team back in 2012. He made his T20I debut against the Australian cricket crew around the same time. In any case, he played one more T20I for Australia, consequently stopping his T20I vocation. His last T20I match was likewise against the Men in Yellow in 2012.
The 35-year-old took to his Twitter handle and posted a long proclamation alongside a subtitle, saying thanks to the fans for their affection and backing in his excursion. While addressing Hindustan Times, he talked about the purpose for his retirement. Other than that, he likewise talked about how Sachin Tendulkar offered him an opportunity to play the Road Safety Series.
“I had been depressed for years for picking up multiple injuries and crucial junctures of my cricket career. I trained and worked on my rehab at the National Cricket Academy. But chances never came by easily.
“That’s when I lost my father and my job. Financial issues were staring at me. That’s when I spoke to Sachin paaji. He remembered how badly I wanted to play competitive cricket again.
“So, he offered me to play for India XI in the Road Safety World Series. That’s when I decided to retire and start my second innings with this league,”statement given by him to Hindustan Times.