'Sorry I couldn't save you from coronavirus' - Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma after father's demise

‘Sorry I couldn’t save you from coronavirus’ – Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma after father’s demise

Sharma last played a competitive game way back in 2014.

Rahul Sharma
Rahul Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma’s father passed away after his battle with COVID-19. Rahul was deemed as one of the most talented leg-spinners in the country, but his career took a turn for the worst. Back in 2012, he was tested positive for drugs in a rave party. The Mumbai police confirmed that Rahul and South African cricketer Wayne Parnell were arrested.

Back then, Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer, backed Sharma and stood behind the latter, saying that he committed the “mistake unknowingly” and shouldn’t lose his place in Team India. 2012 was the year when he last donned the national jersey. In May 2014, he last played a competitive game for the Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals, in the IPL.

Sharma had registered in the IPL 2021 auction at a base price of INR 50 lakhs, but he didn’t find a buyer. In the meantime, amidst the tough times in his cricket career, Sharma was devastated after his father left mother earth. He also pledged to make a comeback to cricket.

Tough times for Rahul Sharma

In his first tweet, he wrote, “Sharma saab Jaldi kr gye yar maaf kr deyo baccha nai skyaa thuanu Iss corona to, without u life not same Dad everything I learn from You in my life, your fighting spirit, willpower, hardwork, dedication love u forever Dad raaba take care of my dad #covid King RIP.”

“And I’ll promise u main thuada dream pura kronga team vich vapis kheln da love u forever inspector saab,”  Sharma’s second tweet read. In his international career, Sharma played four ODIs and two T20Is.

Here are the tweets:

As far as the coronavirus is concerned, India is going through a second pandemic wave, reported by global brokerage firm Nomura. Even as the vaccination drive is underway, as of March 16, the daily cases are rising at around 34 percent week-on-week. Among every other city, Maharashtra has shown the highest spike of 46 percent.

“We expect only marginal negative growth effects, because government restrictions are less stringent, the goods sector continues to chug along and households and businesses have adjusted to the new normal,” Nomura economists Sonal Varma and Aurodeep Nandi said.