Will quit cricket, if tested positive for drugs: Rahul Sharma
A day after his detention in Mumbai for allegedly attending a rave party, cricketer Rahul Sharma today claimed his innocence and vowed that he would quit cricket forever if his blood and urine samples tested positive for drugs.Updated: May 21, 2012 23:40 IST
A day after his detention in Mumbai for allegedly attending a rave party, cricketer Rahul Sharma today claimed his innocence and vowed that he would quit cricket forever if his blood and urine samples tested positive for drugs.
"I am a teetotaller and have never touched even beer, let alone drugs. I am confident that samples taken by the police will test negative," Sharma told Hindustan Times on returning home from Mumbai.
Rohit who plays for the Pune Warriors claimed that he even volunteered to give samples of his blood and urine once he found out the reasons behind the raid.
Asked how he was invited to the party, Sharma said, "I don't know who the organiser of the party was as I had only gone to accompany my team mate Wayne Parnell."
"15 minutes after we got there, the place was raided by the police," Sharma added, ruling out any possibility of the party being a rave.
Sharma had no problems with the behaviour of the raiding police party which instructed them to give samples of their blood and urine to JJ Hospital. "It was their work and they did it accordingly, I have no complaints," he added.
When asked what the future course of action would be, he replied, "No further action would be taken until the results of the medical report come out, which would take a couple of days."
When asked if this was an attempt to defame him, Sharma said he did not rule out the conspiracy theory.
In spite of all the chaos, the Pune Warriors management have posed faith in Sharma. "I have told everything to the team management, and they have asked me to face the media and explain everything," he revealed.
Reacting to the uproar in certain sections of the society demanding a ban on the controversy laden IPL, Sharma said that there was no reason to ban such a prestigious tournament, which has produced world class cricket.
IPL players Wayne Parnell and Rahul Sharma of Pune Warriors team were detained along with 94 others during a raid on a rave party in suburban Juhu Sunday night and later on let off after collection of their blood and urine samples.
First Published: May 21, 2012 18:01 IST