Aside from his effortless forefoot pulls (and some other variations on his wide stick) which trouble even the best fast bowlers in world cricket, India’s captain Rohit Sharma is also known for his nonchalant remarks when dealing with the supporters and the supporters Press. He made such a remark while leaving Mumbai Airport for Dhaka for the ODI and Test series against Bangladesh. A few cameramen had gathered in front of the departure gate of Mumbai airport to catch a glimpse of the Indian captain. When they clicked on Rohit, the Indian captain stunned them with a hilarious remark.
“Kya card ho tumlog itna photo leke yaar? (What are you guys doing with so many photos?),” Rohit asked the paparazzi as he walked into the airport. The India skipper turned when one of the photographers said it was their “duty” as they were “from the media”. and said, “Achha duty hai kya? (It’s your duty, isn’t it?)” with a smile, before agreeing to pose for more photos. Video of the incident was shared by Viral Bhayani.
Watch video: Rohit Sharma interacts with paparzi at Mumbai airport
Rohit, along with the other Indian cricketers, traveled to Dhaka on December 1 to play the three-game ODI series against Bangladesh from Sunday. India’s big guns Rohit, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will be back in action for the first time since India’s elimination from the T20 World Cup semifinals in Australia. The experienced trio were not part of the ODI and T20I teams in New Zealand.
This Bangladesh series will give a good idea of how India plans to approach next year’s ODI World Cup at home. Despite being without the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja – both with injuries – and also Mohammed Shami, who couldn’t travel with the ODI squad after suffering a hand injury in training, this team is pretty close what is known as an A Indian ODI unit at full strength.
All of the Indian cricketers, including Rohit and Kohli, completed their first training session on Friday and appeared to be in good shape. Indian team management has a major headache in choosing their batting order. They have two openers choosing between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. The former will likely open the innings with Captain Rohit to keep the left-right combo going. As far as Rahul is concerned, he’ll be batting in the middle order, meaning India will again be missing a sixth bowling option. Unless, of course, they decide to give up the gloves and play an extra all-rounder in place of Rishabh Pant, which seems unlikely given Rahul’s unwillingness to hold wickets for 50 overs.
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