Just a couple of days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made an earnest request to the cricketing stalwarts of India. Tagging Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in his tweet, PM Modi had asked the trio to inspire the millions to come out and make the upcoming elections a grand success. The Election Commission of India, on Sunday (March 10), announced the dates for the Lok Sabha election 2019.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The votes will be counted on May 23 and the Lok Sabha election 2019 results will likely be declared on the same day. According to a survey, nearly 90 crore voters will be eligible to vote for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country. However, PM Modi wants each and every adult to exercise their voting rights. And in order to make sure the Indians get inspired and go to the polling booths, the PM had sought help from cricket stars.
Well, Rohit Sharma has now gave a brilliant reply to the PM’s tweet. The India opener took to Twitter to highlight the importance of casting vote, writing:
“Voting is the most important tool for a better future for our beloved country. It’s our responsibility to ensure we take that seriously and cast our vote @narendramodi”
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 14, 2019
Sharma, meanwhile, is currently gearing up to lead Mumbai Indians in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. The right-hander recently impressed in the final two ODIs against Australia. After failing to get going in the first three games, Rohit scored 95 and 56 but both of his efforts went in vain. Australia went on to win either of the games to cap off a remarkable comeback win.
Rohit will be looking to guide Mumbai Indians to another good season after a forgettable 2018. Mumbai Indians had made a slow start to their season and finished at fifth. Rohit himself had a poor 2018 where he scored 286 runs in 14 innings.