Rohit Sharma Recalls When He Was Threatened By the Police for Hitting Sixes
Rohit Sharma is in tantalising form breaking record after record and has been in the headlines recently for his six hitting ability and his marathon innings in the limited-overs format. Rohit scored his third ODI double hundred in the ODI format and also scored the joint fastest T20 hundred in 35 deliveries against Sri Lanka in the second T20 on Friday. He now holds the record for the highest T20 score by an Indian in international cricket.
The Indian team hit 21 sixes out of which, Rohit hit 10 sixes on course to his 118 against Sri Lanka in the second T20I at the Holkar stadium in Indore. However, in a chat show with Gaurav Kapoor named Breakfast with Champions, he revealed that his six hitting ability got him into trouble with the police. Like all the Mumbaikars, Rohit broke a lot of windows in his locality and once got warned by the police for breaking any more glasses and was threatened by the police and will be arrested if he broke any more windows.
“My family always liked cricket. In a day, if not for all the 24 hours, at least 16 hours we used to watch cricket. All my chachas (uncles) and buas (aunts) have played cricket, not at the highest level but in school and college. Of course (my uncles got involved in my game). When I used to play in our building, my chacha used to watch me from top, checking my batting. I have broken a lot of window glasses. There was a police complaint against me for breaking glasses.”
“Once police came and threatened with putting me in jail if repeated. All the neighbours were troubled by us daily (breaking glasses). We were three to four of us who played cricket always. Later we used to go to grounds and play but we never completely let go of playing in our building. We never gave up on that.”