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3 Funniest Moments From Rohit Sharma’s Press Conferences

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Rohit Sharma turns 34 on April 30. Rohit is known for his ability to hit maximums and playing big knocks and is currently one of the most fearsome batters in the limited-overs format. One of the finest batters, who also has strong leading skills, Rohit is the vice-captain of India’s limited over squad and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

5 IPL titles as a captain, 5 centuries in a single edition of World Cup, three double centuries in ODIs – Rohit Sharma boasts some of the most impossible records in world cricket at present. While he is devastating inside the cricket field, Rohit is a fun-loving and jolly person to go and have a chat with.

As Rohit Sharma is celebrating his 34th birthday today, here are three funniest moments at the press conferences:

Sala Mat Bolo Yaar

During a Test match against South Africa, Rohit came out to attend the press conference after the second day’s game. While praising Ajinkya Rahane for his amazing batting, a reporter accidentally said, “sala chabuk batting karta hai.”

After his accidental complement, Rohit Sharma told the reporter, “saala mat bolo yaar usko‘ (Don’t call him saala). The room was left in splits after the incident.

You kept asking where is Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant has established himself as one of the finest keeper-batter in the world. Pant was addedmto India’s 2019 World Cup squad after opener Shikhar Dhawan sustained an injury. Pant was promoted ahead of in-form Hardik Pandya and batted at number 4.

After the match, the reporters were surprised and asked about Pant’s promotion, to which Rohit Sharma said, “Not really (surprised) because you all wanted Rishabh Pant to play right? Right from the time we left India, you all kept on asking where Rishabh Pant is. There he is at No.4.”

If I become Pakistan coach

India and Pakistan cross swords only at ICC events as political affairs have halted their bilateral series. After the men in blue thrashed Pakistan in ICC World Cup 2019 match, a reporter asked him to lend some advice that would help the Pakistani batters to overcome the crisis.

Rohit Sharma wittily said: “If I ever become Pakistan’s coach, I will definitely let you know. What can I say right now”.