Indian spinner Rahul Sharma opted to retire from all formats of the game and will now continue playing in the Road Safety World Series afteroffered him the chance to do so.
Rahul fought with injuries throughout his short career and his final IPL match came back in 2014. He suffered personal loss and went to Tendulkar for help in financial matters.
“I had been depressed for years after picking up multiple injuries at crucial junctures of my career. I trained and worked on my rehab at the National Cricket Academy. But chances never arrived easily.”
“Tendulkar remembered how badly I wanted to play competitive cricket again and offered me this chance to play in the Road Safety World Series. I have decided to start my second innings with this league,” Rahul said.
“I could not get a single chance at state level to showcase my bowling” – Rahul Sharma
Rahul further said that the new batch of spinners had cemented their place at the state level and he didn’t get another opportunity to bowl for his spot in the team.
“I could not get a single chance at state level to showcase my bowling after recovering from my injuries. The new spinners had also cemented their places. But I am happy that various leagues across the globe are serving as huge platforms.”
“I need money to sustain myself and live a good life. Losing my father to Covid has been the biggest tragedy. Had Sachin paaji not given me this chance, I would have gotten into depression again,” he added.
Rahul played 22 first-class, 35 List A, and 74 T20 matches in domestic cricket.
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