Rohit Sharma Explains “Garden” Comment, Praises Youngsters In India’s Test Win
By CricShots - Mar 21, 2024 4:12 pm
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Following India’s dominant 4-1 victory over England in the recently concluded Test series, captain Rohit Sharma shared his thoughts and experiences on social media platform Instagram. The video uploaded by Team Ro features Rohit reflecting on the series win, his leadership style, and the now-viral “Koi Garden mein nahi ghoomega” (No one sleeps in the garden) comment.

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Rohit Sharma had fun with the youngsters

Despite losing the opening Test in Hyderabad, India bounced back spectacularly to win the next four matches and seal the series win. Rohit, who led the team from the front, also addressed his now-viral “Koi Garden mein nahi ghoomega” (No one will roam in the garden) comment during the series.

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“It was a lot of fun handling these young players on the field,” Rohit Sharma said. “They enjoyed themselves too. Sometimes I say things that get picked up by the mic, but that’s just me, that’s how I am. It’s not meant to hurt anyone or put anyone down, it’s just to keep them focused on the job at hand. I want them to be thinking about the team and how they can make a difference on the field. That’s all it is, and I was really happy to see everyone engaged, it was brilliant to watch.”


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“The whole point is to tell them, ‘Hey, don’t lose focus here,’ but ultimately, just try and make sure you don’t forget the job at hand. We need to get the job done, how we do it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s me yelling ‘Koi ghoomega nahi yaha waha’ (Nobody will roam here or there), getting Sarfaraz to stand in a specific position, or telling Dhruv Jurel to move forward and show some stump work,” he added.

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Following the series win, Rohit posted a picture with young players Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, and Sarfaraz Khan, jokingly captioning it “Garden mein ghoomne wale bande” (The guys who roam in the garden). With India now holding the number one spot in both the ICC rankings and the World Test Championship points table, Rohit will shift his focus to the upcoming IPL 2024 season.

Notably, he will be playing as a specialist batsman for the Mumbai Indians for the first time since 2013. After leading the franchise to five IPL titles in his 11-year captaincy stint, Rohit was removed from the captaincy role last year. Hardik Pandya will take over the captaincy for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024.