Rahul Sharma

India

Personal Information
Born
Nov 30, 1986 (34 years)
Birth Place
Height
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm legbreak
ICC Rankings
                         Test       ODI    T20
Batting            —             —         —
Bowling           —             —         —
Career Information
Teams
Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors, India, India A, North Zone, Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Kurukshetra Tigers
Hailing from Punjab, Rahul Sharma made his first class-debut in 2006 against Rajasthan. However, he had to wait three more years to represent Punjab again in Ranji Trophy cricket.


Full profile

Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
ODI410111.0250.000000
T20I2
IPL4420666144.717588.000053
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI4420617763/433/435.1629.534.3300
T20I22445632/292/297.6418.6714.6700
IPL44449281086403/133/137.0227.1523.200
Career Information
ODI debut
vs West Indies at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Dec 08, 2011
Last ODI
vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Jul 28, 2012
T20 debut
vs Australia at Stadium Australia, Feb 01, 2012
Last T20
vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Feb 03, 2012
IPL debut
vs Delhi Capitals at Barabati Stadium, Mar 21, 2010
Last IPL
vs Rajasthan Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, May 03, 2014
Profile
Hailing from Punjab, Rahul Sharma made his first class-debut in 2006 against Rajasthan. However, he had to wait three more years to represent Punjab again in Ranji Trophy cricket.

Sharma, a leg-spinner, is known for the extra bounce he extracts off the pitch because of his height. He bowls wicket to wicket, although he does not turn the ball much.

He made his IPL debut with the Deccan Chargers in 2010 after recovering from Bell’s Palsy, a form of facial paralysis that affected his vision. He moved to Pune Warriors the next season and was very impressive, picking up 14 wickets while maintaining a very god economy throughout the season.

This earned him a national call-up and he made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2011. he also travelled with the side to Australia and played a couple of ODIs before making his T20I debut Down Under.

2012 wasn’t a great year for Sharma, as he was tested positive for consuming recreational drugs when police took samples of him while raiding a rave party during IPL-5. Though Sharma denied consuming any drugs, he faced arrest. He was left from the Indian squad but the BCCI backed him and Sharma was able to recover in a year’s time.

He represented Pune again in 2013, before moving onto Delhi Daredevils for IPL-7. However, he could not get many opportunities with the Daredevils. Sharma credited Anil Kumble, Yuvraj Singh and the BCCI for encouraging him during his tough times.