Rahul Sharma Biography
Rahul Sharma is an Indian cricketer, born on 30 November 1986 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an arts graduate from Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab.
Sharma made his debut in national cricket in 25 December 2006 by playing for his home team of Punjab against Rajasthan.
He waited for three long years to come into limelight again in 2009. He played 2009-10 season of the Ranji Trophy, where he took 13 wickets in seven of the first-class games and got noticed.
Thereafter, he played only one Ranji match in 2010-11 season. He transformed from medium pace bowler to right-handed leg break and googly bowler.
Rahul Sharma made his ODI debut for India on 8 December 2011. It was the 4th ODI in the series against the West Indies and Rahul took impressive three wickets. All three batsmen were dismissed by being bowled.
He made his Twenty20 international debut on 1 February 2012 in the first T20 of the series against Australia at the Sydney Olympic Park. He picked up one wicket in the match, giving away 27 runs in 3.4 overs.
He started his Indian Premier League (IPL) career in 2010 with Deccan Chargers. But he wasn’t able to impress as he took only five wickets.
In the 2011 IPL, Rahul Sharma came to limelight for his superb bowling performances for Pune Warriors India.
His figures were 4-0-7-2 against Mumbai Indians were declared as the most economical figures of 2011 Indian Premier League.