Sharma keen to don India cap soon

One of the most economical bowlers in IPL 4, Rahul claimed 16 wickets in 14 matches with an impressive economy rate of 5.46.

“IPL 4 has been the turning point of my career. I had played for Deccan Chargers in previous season and took six wickets in as many matches. But this time, I am extremely happy with my performance. I played well in the Ranji circuit also but unfortunately those matches do not get telecast,” Rahul said.

He was not picked in the Indian team for the West Indies tour but remains hopeful of getting a chance soon.

“I was hoping to get a chance for the West Indies tour but it did not happen. I am not disheartened though. I will work harder and hope that my day will come soon,” he said.
He might play in the Sri Lankan Premier League. “I have offers post IPL. Life has changed a lot.  As far as cricket is concerned, I have an offer to play in the Sri Lankan League and I might play provided there is no engagement with India A team,” he said.

During IPL 3, he was diagnosed with a facial nerve dysfunction that affected his vision. He worked with doctors to recover enough to return to cricket. He made his first-class debut for Punjab in 2006, but had to wait till 2009 to play again. “That was the most difficult period for me. Almost everyone was discouraging me but my coach Devendra Arora and Bhajji bhai (Harbhajan Singh), whom I used to meet in the gym, helped me a lot.”

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