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Hugh Jackman Names Rohit Sharma As His Favorite Indian Cricketer
By CricShots - Jul 6, 2024 3:38 pm
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Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman has recently declared Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma as his favourite player from the current Indian squad. The actor, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, shared his admiration for Sharma during a promotional interview for his upcoming film, Deadpool & Wolverine.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 

Jackman’s unexpected revelation came during a video interview posted by Marvel India. When asked about his favourite Indian cricketer, the Australian actor responded without hesitation, “Right now, Rohit.” He went on to praise Sharma’s recent performance, saying, “You took the [World] Cup home! I’m glad. But honestly, he was a beast.”

Ryan Reynolds, who sat beside him, nodded in agreement and added, “This is amazing!” This comment refers to Sharma’s stellar leadership in India’s victorious T20 World Cup campaign.

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On June 29, the Indian cricket team, under Sharma’s captaincy, clinched their second T20 World Cup title by defeating South Africa in a thrilling final. This momentous win came 17 years after India’s first T20 World Cup victory under M.S. Dhoni’s leadership in 2007.

 

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The Men in Blue received a hero’s welcome, with a victory procession from Marine Drive to Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. The open-bus parade, which was scheduled to start at 5:00 PM, faced some delays but once it commenced, thousands of people showed up to celebrate the freshly crowned world champions’ return home.

Jackman’s comments have created a buzz in both the cricket and entertainment worlds, showcasing the global appeal of Indian cricket. His admiration for Rohit Sharma not only highlights Sharma’s impact on the field but also brings additional attention to Jackman’s latest film.

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Directed by Shawn Levy, the Marvel Studios production is set to release on July 26 in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The film stars Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Jennifer Garner, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen, and has garnered increased interest from Indian audiences following Jackman’s cricket-related comments.