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I will leave cricket if found guilty: Rahul Sharma

The Pune Warrior leg-spinner was detained from a rave party in Mumbai.

India and Pune Warriors player Rahul Sharma today said he will stop playing cricket if his blood test returns positive for drugs after the leg-spinner was detained from a rave party in Mumbai.

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Sharma along with Pune Warriors team-mate Wayne Parnell were among the 94 people detained by the police after a raid at Hotel Oakwoods in Juhu,Mumbai.

“I know I am innocent,if the reports (of blood tests) are positive,I will leave cricket,” Sharma said today,adding that the team management has full trust in them.

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The player’s blood test report is expected in the next couple of days.

“Those who know me,including my team-mates,know that I have never touched Champagne after victories. It’s a big thing.”

He refuted the allegation that he was present at a rave party at a Mumbai hotel,claiming that he had gone there to attend a birthday celebration.

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“I was invited to a birthday party. Wayne Parnell was with me,I did not know that there was a rave party at the hotel,” said the spinner.

“We reached there at around 7 in the evening and all of a sudden within half an hour of us reaching there,the police raid happened. We didn’t know what was happening,I asked the police officers and they told me that a raid was in progress,” he said.

“The police said there will be checking and those who are clean,they will let them go.”

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Sharma said he has been cooperative with the police and claimed that he has never touched alcohol.

“We have cooperated with the police and have even given medical tests. I belong to a simple family and have not even had a beer in my life,where does the question of attending a rave party arise?” he asked.

“I have told everything to the team management and things would be clear once the medical report comes out,” he said.

First published on: 21-05-2012 at 03:02:59 pm
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