Former Indian cricketer and leg-spinner Rahul Sharma has announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket. 35-year-old Rahul Sharma has played 4 ODIs and 2 T20Is for India.
Rahul Sharma has taken 6 wickets in ODIs and 3 wickets in T20Is. He played 44 IPL matches and took 44 wickets. Rahul Sharma made his ODI debut for India against West Indies in 2011. He made his debut in T20I cricket in 2012 against Australia.
Rahul Sharma has played for India, India A, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors and Punjab in his career so far.
Rahul Sharma informed his fans about his retirement through his official Twitter handle.
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) August 28, 2022
During his recent interview with Hindustan Times, Rahul Sharma revealed the real reason behind his retirement from cricket.
“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.” he has told Hindustan Times.