No matter which sport you play or what level you’re on, sportspersons are always affectionate to their families. Win or loss, form or flop doesn’t matter. Say hello to Rohit Sharma, a hard hitter on the 22 yards, and a loving father off it. Scored a blistering 71, and returned to the pavilion to smile at his daughter!
Yesterday’s final T20 match of the West Indies series at the Wankhede Stadium saw a decisive 67 runs victory for the hosts. After a blistering 71 off 34 with 6 fours and 5 sixes, the Mumbaiker superstar was caught by Hayden Walsh Jr in the 12th over as Rohit lobbed Sheldon Cottrell’s delivery.
However, just as he returned to the pavilion, Rohit was seen smiling and greeting at his baby daughter Samaira Sharma in the stands.
Mumbai Indians posted a video on their official Instagram. Check out the wholesome father daughter moment below-
The 32 year old married Ritika Sajdeh in 2015, three years before Samaira was born. Tomorrow will be the 4th anniversary of their marriage, and on 30th December their baby daughter will celebrate her maiden birthday. All good times for the Sharma family!
Rohit Sharma is now the the 1st Indian to hit 400 sixes in international cricket, and 3rd highest all over the world. The Windies blaster Chris Gayle leads the list with 534 sixes, and Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi is second with 476 sixes.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2019
The victory concludes a 2-1 victory for the Men in Blues the series, after failing to defend a mediocre 170 at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday.
With the visitors winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, Team India stacked a staggering 240 runs in the first over. Along with Rohit Sharma, opener K L Rahul stacked a tremendous 91 including 9 fours and 4 sixes came from 56 balls.
In addition to their 135 run opening partnership, skipper Virat Kohli scored a marvellous 70 runs from 29 balls, including 4 fours and 7 sixes.
Following the match, the 31 year old spoke that the score was dedicated to his wife Anushka Sharma on the second anniversary of their marriage.
“It was a pretty special innings and also being our second wedding anniversery, it was a special gift (for Anushka). I was in the zone and I carried on.” Kohli told reporters.