Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were captured sharing a light-hearted moment on a bus upon their arrival in Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup 2023. A video shared by a fan on platform X (formerly known as Twitter) showcased the two cricket stars, appearing elated and eagerly anticipating their campaign in the Asian championship. The camaraderie between the players was evident as they shared snacks and exchanged smiles during the bus ride.
The tweet accompanying the video humorously exclaimed, “This (laughing emoji) Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.” After spending six days in Bengaluru for a skill camp in preparation for the Asia and World Cup, Team India made their way to Sri Lanka.
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Both Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja had been absent from recent international matches due to being rested for the Asia Cup campaign by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), alongside other players including Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma’s recent rest was following his exceptional performance in the first Test against the West Indies, where he secured a century in the first innings. His leadership led India to a commanding victory by an innings and 141 runs. He continued his stellar form in the second Test, contributing 80 runs in the first innings and adding another half-century in the second innings.
Ravindra Jadeja played a crucial role in India’s tour against the West Indies, making notable contributions with both bat and ball. In the opening Test against the Caribbean side, he claimed three wickets in the first innings and added 37 runs with the bat. He continued his performance in the following innings, taking more wickets and contributing valuable runs, including a score of 61 in the second Test.
India is scheduled to face Pakistan in the opening match of Asia Cup 2023 on September 2. The challenge ahead is substantial, as Pakistan, the arch-rivals, enter the marquee event as the top-ranked ODI team in the world. The excitement surrounding the clash between these cricket giants is palpable.