Rahul Sharma, a leg-spinner for India, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Sunday. Rahul announced his departure on his official Twitter account.
Thanks to all for ur love and support throughout my journey 😊❤️🇮🇳 @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @IPL #retirement pic.twitter.com/anqBGUSwoa
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) August 28, 2022
Rahul Sharma has played for India in four ODIs and two T20Is, where he has taken six and three wickets, respectively. From 2010 to 2015, he also participated in the IPL, where he represented a number of groups, including the Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors India, Delhi Daredevils, and Chennai Super Kings. Rahul played 21 matches in his first-class career and claimed 39 wickets overall at an average of 51.58.
“Today the day has come I am writing this letter with mixed emotions…From getting up early in the morning for training, scheduling my entire day around cricket & There was a time when I had battle with my injury but never give up on my hardwork …& trying to find out way to become a better player always has been my motivation & still keeps me going in my cricket journey..” he wrote.
Additionally, he expressed his gratitude for sharing a dressing room with players like Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli. He also gave an emotional dedication to Sachin Tendulkar, the “Master Blaster,” calling him a “idol” for his cricket career and a “inspiration.”
He went on to add, “I have always been honest to cricket with my hard work & determination. I can play this game with all my heart & energy for lifetime and more I am a firm believer in hard work and destiny and god has his own ways to give chance…He closes some doors but open many others..I would like to say that things have not been as smooth in last few 4-5years,. After recovering from my injury. I was continuously working hard but it’s unfortunate i couldn’t get a single chance at state level to showcase my bowling after recovering from my injury..”