Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, had a meeting with former WWE wrestler The Great Khali on Wednesday (October 4) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
This happened in the context of both the warm-up matches for the 2023 World Cup being washed out due to rain, which caused inconvenience for the players who had traveled from Guwahati to Thiruvananthapuram but couldn’t play a single ball.
On Wednesday, all the Indian players departed from Thiruvananthapuram and arrived in Chennai to begin their preparations for their opening World Cup match against Australia scheduled for Sunday, October 8.
Rohit Sharma did not accompany the rest of the team; instead, he headed to Ahmedabad to participate in the captain’s meet event held on the eve of the tournament’s opening game. During his time in Ahmedabad, he also had the opportunity to meet The Great Khali.
“This could be his last ODI World Cup”- Dinesh Karthik thoughts on Rohit Sharma
Experienced Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik shared his perspective that the 2023 ODI World Cup could possibly mark the end of Rohit Sharma’s World Cup journey. During a discussion about the World Cup on Cricbuzz, Karthik expressed his views:
“He (Rohit Sharma) is made for big things and has achieved a lot in his career. In many ways, this could be his last ODI World Cup. He’s been a very close friend of mine. We have literally grown together as players and as people.”
Dinesh Karthik also discussed the bold and aggressive approach that Rohit Sharma has embraced in recent years, and he further mentioned:
“He is somebody who has changed his game so much. He was the highest run-getter in the 2019 World Cup. Even if he gets half the runs, I don’t think he will care. He has said himself that he doesn’t care about the runs he gets. It’s all about trying to win this World Cup.”
“The one that he has made sure is to walk the talk. He is always in a hurry to get Team India off to a good start and putting the opponent bowlers to rest.”