Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is now getting ready for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Recently, he opened up about his latest mission.
Rohit Sharma recently led Mumbai Indians (MI) to win the IPL 2019 trophy. While MI becomes the first team to win four IPL trophies, Rohit also becomes the first captain to win similar numbers of IPL trophies (four). Moreover, Rohit also becomes the first player to win five IPL trophies (for Deccan Chargers in 2009 and MI in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019).
After winning the latest IPL trophy, Rohit has spent a great time with his little family in the Maldives. His wife Ritika Sajdeh and their daughter Samaria are also present in this tour. Ahead of the big test in the upcoming Cricket World Cup, Rohit has spent some crucial times with his family.
On Friday (17th May), Rohit posted a picture of him wearing his Mumbai Indian’s jersey.
On his official Twitter account, Rohit captioned on that picture, “Mission accomplished with this blue, time to don another blue in few weeks and hopefully do the same.”
Mission accomplished with this blue, time to don another blue in few weeks and hopefully do the same. pic.twitter.com/CkzHQO39k1
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 17, 2019
Rohit Sharma will play his second Cricket World Cup
England and Wales are getting ready to host the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup from 30th May to 14th July. It will be the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup where a total of ten teams will participate. These participating teams are England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Windies.
The two-time World Cup winners India is one of the favourite teams in the upcoming Cricket World Cup. The no.2-ranked ODI side is one of the in-form teams in the present international cricket. India will begin their forthcoming Cricket World Cup journey on 5th June. In their opening match of this tournament, India will meet South Africa at Southampton.
While Virat Kohli will lead the Indian national cricket team in the upcoming Cricket World Cup, Rohit Sharma will play the vice-captain role for the national team. The forthcoming edition will be Rohit’s second Cricket World Cup tournament.
Earlier, he featured in the previous 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Playing as an opening batsman, Rohit was the second most run-scorer for India. In that edition, the right-handed batsman scored 330 runs in eight matches with an average of 47.14. He scored his only century in that tournament against Bangladesh in the quarter-finals (137 runs). Moreover, he also scored two half-centuries in that tournament. India was the defending champions in that tournament but finished their journey in the semi-finals where Australia beat them.