Punjab left-arm spinner Bipul Sharma has called it quits from domestic cricket and has expressed his intent to play for the USA. In 105 domestic T20 matches, Sharma has 84 wickets and 1203 runs. In 33 IPL games, he has taken 17 wickets and scored 187 runs at an incredible strike rate of 152.03, including an undefeated 35*.
In 2004, Bipul made his debut in a List-A match. In 59 first-class matches, he has 3012 runs and 126 wickets. He has 1620 List-A runs and 96 wickets, as well as 1203 domestic T20 runs and 84 wickets.
Sharma turned to Instagram to announce his retirement from the game. Sharma added that he has been playing the sport for 25 years and that it is now time for him to retire.
Sharma went on to say that his career in cricket has been wonderful, and he thanked his family for their unwavering support. The 38-year-old also expressed gratitude to his trainers and well-wishers for their support.
Sharma went on to state that he is now moving on to the next part of his life, and that he wants to spend more time with his children and family members, as well as play cricket in the United States.
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), and the Sikkim Cricket Association have all lent their support to Bipul Sharma. Sharma also expressed gratitude to the two IPL franchises for whom he has played, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
In domestic matches, Bipul has represented Punjab, Chandigarh, and Himachal Pradesh. Punjab Kings signed him in 2010, however he was mainly employed as a reserve player and only appeared in 15 games for them. In those games, he scored 104 runs and took eight wickets. The squad used to assign him to a holding role in middle overs. He also played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, although not as a regular starter. In 18 games for SRH, he scored 83 runs and took 9 wickets.
The talented player has 17 wickets and 187 runs with a strike rate of 152.03 under his belt in 33 IPL matches.