Team India skipper Rohit Sharma is probably one of the greatest cricketers in the world at the moment. His batting talent and off-field personality have earned him a massive fan following all across the world. The Indian cricketer recently met with a group of Pakistani fans during a practice session and made their day with his warm gesture.
Rohit Sharma is in Dubai along with the Indian Team for the Asia Cup 2022 tournament. They will take on Pakistan on Sunday, August 28 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Ahead of the mega-clash, Team India hit the ground running on Friday. During the session, the Indian skipper came across a few fans, who were eager to meet him.
The 35-year-old went to greet the fans and also fulfilled their requests for handshakes. One of the supporters present, asked Rohit Sharma for a hug. Interestingly, the right-handed batter agreed to the request and gave the fan a hug. The video was shared by journalist Vikrant Gupta on his Twitter handle.
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 26, 2022
We don’t want to hype this game within ourselves: Rohit Sharma on the INDvPAK match
India and Pakistan have a long history on and off the field. The rivalry between the neighbors is always expected to be fierce, with a massive hype surrounding the game. The pressure of this high-octane clash usually gets to the players of both teams. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma wants to keep his dressing atmosphere normal ahead of their opening match.
“Everyone watches the game especially India vs Pakistan. Without a doubt, it is a high-pressure game. But within the group, we want to create a normal atmosphere and don’t want to hype this game within ourselves. For us, it is just a game of cricket. It is important for me and Rahul Bhai to tell the players that it’s just another opposition,” said Rohit Sharma as quoted by the Hindustan Times.