Around India’s big game against Pakistan, former Indian leg-spinner, Rahul Sharma announced his retirement from all formats of the sport and would be heading for the Road Safety Series scheduled to be played later this year.
Rahul Sharma would be a part of the Indian Legends that would be headed by the iconic Sachin Tendulkar. It would probably be the second time Sharma will be grateful to Sachin Tendulkar.
The first time Rahul Sharma bagged worldwide attention was where he removed Sachin Tendulkar in 2011 in the IPL. In fact, such was his dominion that people started comparing with Anil Kumble.
Sadly, for Rahul, he lost hos plot midway after he was diagnosed with a facial dysfunction and there were too many injuries that played a bigger spoilsport in what could have been an amazing career. Last year, Sharma lost his father to post-covid complications and was financially jeopardized.
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Sharma was heard quoting, “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.”
During the tough days, Sharma consulted with psychologist, Mugdha Bhavare on advice of Ramesh Powar, the Indian women team coach and he said that she helped him immensely. In fact, he is also planning to join foreign leagues from now.
He concluded by saying, “Had Sachin paaji not given me this chance, I would have gotten into depression again.”
It will be exciting to see how Sharma performs in the next edition of the Road Safety World Series cricket tournament.