DC vs MI: Watch - Rohit Sharma enjoys ‘hamara captain kaisa ho…’ chants as fans bury Hardik Pandya

Updated - 23 Apr 2024, 06:16 PM

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Rohit Sharma. Image Credit: X

The IPL 2024 clash between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) witnessed an electrifying atmosphere at the Sawai Mansingh Cricket Stadium in Jaipur, with a palpable craze for Rohit Sharma evident among the fans even on the roads of the city.

Rohit Sharma, the former Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper, has always been a crowd favorite, and one of the major reasons behind that is that he rarely crosses the line between teams and fans.

In the vibrant city of Jaipur, the passion for cricket and its beloved players was visible even before the IPL 2024 showdown between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) began on Monday, April 22. The excitement was at its peak when the MI team bus struck in a traffic jam.

Rohit Sharma gets immense love from the Jaipur fans

However, amidst the overcrowding, a local hero named "Sunny" came to the rescue, as he skillfully navigated the traffic to ensure the MI squad reached the stadium in time for the IPL 2023 clash with the hosts, the Royals.

This heartwarming moment captured by MI showed the players cheering for their savior. This wasn’t just enough, as another heartening moment is going viral on the internet.

Despite facing a heavy defeat at the hands of RR, the craze for the MI remained solid among the Jaipur fans, as they showed support for Rohit and the Mumbai team on the streets as well.

In a delightful turn of events, when the MI team bus had yet again struck in traffic, the crowd gathered around the bus, chanting the name of their beloved captain, Rohit Sharma. He was also seen wearing a broad smile on his face and hearing the chants of his name.

However, Rohit was seen smiling and hearing the fans shouting “Mumbai cha Raja Rohit Sharma” (Mumbai's king is Rohit Sharma) and “Hamara neta kaisa ho? Rohit Sharma jaisa ho” repeatedly.

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Notably, Rohit was the first captain to win five IPL trophies with the Mumbai Indians (MI). Speaking about the senior opener’s performance in the ongoing IPL 2024, he scored 303 runs in his 8 appearances in the tournament so far, an average of 43.

He is among the top 5 run scorers this season at the moment. On the other hand, MI is sitting in the 7th spot in the IPL 2024 points table with 6 points from the 8 games that they have played so far in the league. MI will next face the Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 27 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Earlier, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh backed Sanju Samson to be India’s next T20I captain after Rohit. He also backed the RR skipper to get the ticket for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

He feels Samson should be groomed as the next T20I captain for India. However, Hardik Pandya is tipped as the next T20I captain and even he led the team on many occasions.


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