Extending a major relief to IPS official Rahul Sharma here Wednesday , the Gujarat High Court stayed six showcause notices to him by the state government, until final disposal of his application on the same issue, which is before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
It is now a known fact that Delhi Daredevils` spin department is one of the weakest among the eight teams playing in the seventh edition of the IPL and that was perhaps the reason why Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Sharma had 30-odd minutes of "spot bowling", here today.
`To hell and back` is how one can describe young leg-spinner Rahul Sharma`s career in the past couple of seasons but the lanky Punjab lad is all focused on performing his heart out for the Delhi Daredevils in IPL-7, thanks to words of wisdom from Anil Kumble and Yuvraj Singh.
An inspired Yuvraj Singh once again led from the front with an all-round effort while leg-spinner Rahul Sharma produced a five-for as India `A` cantered to a crushing 93-run win in the one-off Twenty20 match against the West Indies `A` here on Saturday.
Leg-spinner Rahul Sharma on Saturday attributed his five-wicket haul against the West Indies `A` in the one-off Twenty20 match to the tips he had received from former captain Anil Kumble and Narendra Hirwani.
BCCI president N Srinivasan on Wednesday backed the rookie spinner Rahul Sharma who was tested positive for drugs in a rave party in Mumbai during the fifth IPL stating that the tests were not conducted under WADA regulation and hence he does not think Sharma has breached anything.
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Sunday said one should not "jump the gun" and prosecute leg-spinner Rahul Sharma, who faces possible arrest after testing positive for consumption of drugs at a rave party in May.
Leg-spinner spinner Rahul Sharma, who tested positive for recreational drugs after being caught at a rave party, was today left out of the Indian cricket team for the first one-dayer against Sri Lanka at Hambantota.
Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla said the BCCI will study the police report before taking any action against Rahul Sharma, who tested positive for drugs in a rave party in Mumbai during the fifth IPL.