Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma’s surprise appearance at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the Bangladesh team’s training session has created a buzz among fans. Despite speculations of a rest day, Rohit arrived at the venue in his striking blue Lamborghini, taking everyone by surprise.
Bangladeshi players were in the middle of their training session when Rohit’s arrival captivated fans, who eagerly gathered around the cricketing icon. What stood out was Rohit’s heartwarming interaction with Shoaib Ali, known as ‘Tiger Shoaib,’ Bangladesh’s superfan. Rohit rolled down his car window and casually greeted Shoaib.
“Arey tu yaha agaya (Hey, you’re here!),” Rohit surprisingly exclaimed to Shoaib.
Overwhelmed by the gesture, Shoaib shared, “I was waiting along with some other Bangladeshi fans outside the main gate of the stadium as the team was training inside the ground. Suddenly I spotted a blue car with Rohit Sharma in the driving seat. I shouted his name. The next moment, Rohit stopped his car and spoke to me. This is why he is a big player, he is a very down-to-earth person,” Shoaib said as quoted by The Daily Star with tears in his eyes.
Captain Rohit Sharma arrived for the practice session at MCA stadium, Pune. pic.twitter.com/SXlGcUtCu9
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Captain Rohit Sharma’s early arrival indicates his dedication as he prepares for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023 clash with Bangladesh on Thursday, October 19. Team India is oozing with confidence, maintaining an undefeated streak in the tournament, including an impressive win against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Rohit’s explosive 86 off 63 balls in the Pakistan match, following his spectacular 131 against Afghanistan, has fans anticipating another century from the seasoned opener. He scored five centuries in the last edition of the ODI World Cup, raising expectations for another record-breaking performance.
With seven centuries already in ODI World Cup matches, Rohit Sharma’s commitment to training underscores his determination to secure another victory. Meanwhile, Bangladesh faces the challenge of bouncing back from consecutive defeats against England and New Zealand after a comfortable win against Afghanistan in their tournament opener.