IPL 2024
Rohit Sharma’s Heartwarming Gesture: Signs Autograph For Romario Shepherd
By CricShots - May 18, 2024 1:05 pm
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Rohit Sharma, affectionately known as the ‘Hitman’ of cricket, commands a vast fan base not only among cricket enthusiasts but also among his fellow teammates. This respect extends deeply within the Mumbai Indians (MI) dressing room, owing to Rohit’s caring and supportive nature towards all players.

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Rohit Sharma gave an autograph to Romaria Shepherd

During the ongoing IPL 2024 fixture between MI and the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), young West Indian all-rounder Romario Shepherd approached Rohit for an autograph, a request that Rohit gladly fulfilled.

Notably, in Friday’s match, Rohit Sharma was marked as the Impact Player by the team management, resulting in him sitting out the first innings. This allowed him ample time to enjoy the team’s bowling efforts from the balcony of the renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Reflecting on the ongoing IPL 2024 season, MI captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to field first, emphasizing Wankhede’s reputation as a favourable ground for chasing. His decision initially paid off as MI bowlers delivered early blows to LSG during the powerplay.

 

“Chasing is better in Wankhede. It comes on nicer in the evening. It’s always about playing for the badge, playing for pride—all those words are important in the group. We know where we stand. But ending the season playing good cricket will always be appreciated. It gives us more freedom to go out there and express ourselves,” Hardik Pandya stated at the toss.

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However, towards the end of the match, Nicholas Pooran turned the tide with an explosive batting display. Pooran hammered the MI bowlers all around the park, scoring a blistering 75 off just 29 balls, propelling the Lucknow Super Giants to a formidable total of 214. LSG skipper KL Rahul also made a significant contribution, providing stability with a vital fifty (55 off 41 balls), ensuring the scoreboard kept ticking and holding the innings together from one end.