Rahul Sharma announces his retirement, thanks Tendulkar for offering new innings

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma, a leg-spinner, has made the decision to retire from all formats of the game in order to compete in the second Road Safety World Series. Sachin Tendulkar, the tournament’s brand ambassador, offered Sharma the chance to play for India Legends, and Sharma accepted. Sharma has played in two T20Is and four ODIs for India. 

“Today the day has come, I Rahul Sharma hereby announce my retirement from international and first-class cricket,” said the 35-year-old in a statement.

 “It’s fortunate & lucky to have shared the dressing room with the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Virendra Sehwag, and MS Dhoni” he added.

I have decided to stamrt my second innings

Rahul battled injuries during his brief professional career, and his final IPL game occurred in 2014. After suffering a personal setback, he turned to Tendulkar for assistance with his finances. He could still be available for franchise-based exhibition tournaments.

“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,” Sharma, 35, said.

When Sachin Tendulkar was bowled out by Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma, a leg-spinner, has twice received new life after hearing praise from famous batsman Sachin Tendulkar. While playing for Pune Warriors in an IPL match against Tendulkar in 2011. Tall and lanky Rahul, who was playing for Pune Warriors in the IPL that year, grabbed attention with his leg-break when got the wicket of Tendulkar. Tendulkar spoke highly of the spinner, who was born in Jalandhar.

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