Tue, 24 May 2011 17:29:05 GMT

IPL 4 has been a turning point for my career: Rahul Sharma

New Delhi: Leg-spinner Rahul Sharma, who rose to fame with an impressive performance for Pune Warriors in the IPL, says he considers the Twenty20 league the turning point of his career as he can now harbour hopes of a national call very soon.

IPL 4 has been a turning point for my career: Rahul Sharma

One of the most economical bowlers in IPL 4, Rahul has 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 told 'PTI Bhasha'.

He was not selected 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. Now, I will appoint a manager who will look after endorsement and all. 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," said the lanky leg-spinner.

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.

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