On Saturday, the Indian opener, Rohit Sharma took to Instagram to share a throwback picture with Suresh Raina and former left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha. Rohit revealed that the picture was taken during trio’s first tour of New Zealand. In the picture while Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina were seen enjoying the scenic view, Ojha can be seen smiling back at the camera.
While sharing the picture, Rohit took a cheeky dig at the left-arm spinner. Captioning the picture on Instagram, Sharma wrote: “First New Zealand tour for all 3 way back in 2009 remembering how beautiful your smile is Ojha.”
Rohit, much like other cricketers, has been spending time at home amid the nationwide lockdown.
While there have been talks going around that cricket might return behind closed doors and players can soon start individual training, Rohit Sharma along with his statemate Ajinkya Rahane might have to wait a little longer to get back onto the field.
On Wednesday, a PTI report said that Rohit and Rahane will have to wait to start individual training in Mumbai due to its status of being a COVID-19 red zone, which rules out the opening of sports facilities here for the time being.
Describing the same to PTI, a senior MCA official said, “We will strictly adhere to the norms of the state government with regard to the opening of stadiums and sports facilities.”
Sharma was slated to lead the Mumbai Indians in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed the lucrative T20 league indefinitely as a precautionary measure against the ever-increasing threat of the coronavirus pandemic.