After testing positive, will Rahul Sharma quit cricket?

Updated: Jul 20, 2012, 23:12 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma’s promising future seems to be bleak after he tested positive for drugs on Friday, which he had allegedly consumed at a rave party in Mumbai on May 20.

Speaking to a news channel on May 21, the leg spinner had claimed innocence and said that he and Wayne Parnell had gone to the posh Juhu hotel to attend a birthday party.

Sharma was upset with the allegations at that time and expressed confidence that he would not test positive as he was a teetotaler. Infact the 25-year-old had boldly announced that he would ‘quit playing cricket’ if he was guilty of consuming drugs.

The leg-spinner had also said that he had never heard about a rave party before and he came to know of it from one of his relatives after the incident.

Sharma is currently in Sri Lanka where Team India is all set to play their first ODI against the hosts in Hambantota on July 21. On a turning track, Sharma could have been a part of the playing eleven, but the news has come as a huge blow for the team’s preparations.

Even though the BCCI has backed the 25-year-old for the time being, we wonder if India has lost a promising talent.