During his break from cricket, Rohit Sharma, the captain of Team India, shared a heartfelt photo with his wife, Ritika Sajdeh. Rohit had led India to victory in the Asia Cup, securing their eighth title in Colombo last Sunday.
Notably, he had previously won the same trophy as captain in 2018. As part of their management plan, Rohit, along with Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav, has been rested for the first two ODIs in the series against Australia.
Rohit Sharma provided his fans with a glimpse of his life beyond cricket by posting a picture on his official Instagram story. The photo captured him and his wife, Ritika, strolling together in a tranquil setting.
“These two games were good for them to take off, just to refresh mentally” – Rahul Dravid’s take on Kohli and Rohit resting for Australia ODIs
During a pre-series press conference before the ODI series against Australia, the head coach of Team India explained that the choice to rest Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the initial two matches was made after discussions with both players.
Dravid also highlighted the significance of taking a break from a hectic schedule to ensure a positive mental state leading up to major tournaments such as the World Cup.
“With people like Virat and Rohit specifically, from our perspective, it’s really important that we get them to that first game of the World Cup, physically and mentally in the space that they want to be in. At this level, with the amount of cricket that they’ve played, they know how they need to prepare themselves. A lot of these decisions are made in discussion in them – all our players, not only the two of them.”
He added: “But certainly, the senior and the more experienced guys kind of have their routines and know what they need to do to get into that first game just in the right frame of mind. We discuss with them on how best they’d like to prepare in the lead-up to big events like the World Cup. And we came up with mutual decisions on deciding that these two games were good for them to take off, just to refresh mentally more than anything else.”
Rohit and Virat will make their comeback to the Indian squad in the third ODI against Australia.