Rohit Sharma is grabbing all the limelight in this World Cup not only because of his on-field exploits but also for his off-field comments. Rohit Sharma is fast becoming the most popular man from the Indian team for the journalists because of his unique way to deliver his statements. Just like that lazy elegance in his batting, the India opener gives his statement in a very chilled and relaxed way.
Just a few days ago, he had left the entire cricketing world in stitches when a journalist asked him whether he would help Pakistani batsmen. An amused Rohit Sharma had said that he would do so only after he becomes their coach. Well, Rohit Sharma has now given another gem of a moment in the press-conference.
This time, the question was about none other than his India teammate MS Dhoni. With Dhoni turning 38 on Sunday, one of the journalists asked him for a message for the birthday boy. And what followed thereafter left everyone in stitches.
“What should I say mate? What to say on birthday – Happy Birthday?,” said Rohit Sharma before adding. “We have a travel day tomorrow. Don’t know whether we are going to Manchester or Birmingham. We will cut the cake accordingly and send you the photos.”
Here is a clip of that hilarious moment:
Is there anyone as candid and funny as @ImRo45? Here's what he had to say when asked about a message for Birthday Boy @msdhoni 😄😁 #TeamIndia #CWC19 #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/aCD23hgKts
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2019
Well, India will travel to Manchester after finishing at the top of the points table. With Australia losing their final game, the Men in Blue will now lock horns against New Zealand in the semifinal in Manchester. Before Australia’s defeat, India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets with Rohit Sharma scoring his fifth century of the competition.
Batting first, Sri Lanka posted 264 for 7 with the help of Angelo Mathew’s century and Lahiru Thirimanne’s fifty. In reply, India chased down the total inside 44 overs with Rohit and KL Rahul scoring tons.