Posted by anccricket on October 21, 2008 at 2:09 AM
Full name Rahul Sharma
Born November 30, 1986, Jalandhar
Major teams Deccan Chargers, Pune Warriors, Punjab
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
A tall legspinner capable of extracting extra bounce from pitches, Rahul Sharma made a name for himself with impressive performances for Pune Warriors in the 2011 IPL. He dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in Pune's match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium and then had figures of 2 for 7 in the return fixture at the DY Patil Stadium. Sharma had played for Deccan Chargers in the third season of the IPL, during which he was diagnosed with a facial nerve dysfunction that affected his vision. He worked with doctors in order to recover enough to return to cricket. He had made his first-class debut for Punjab in 2006, but had to wait till 2009 to play again. In the 2009-10 season, he took 13 wickets in seven games including a six-for against Railways.