India’s newly-appointed ODI and T20I captain, Rohit Sharma, revealed his new look to his fans on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma, who is also appointed as the new Test skipper replacing Ajinkya Rahane, has now gone full clean shave with his beard. It has been a long time since the opener was last seen without any beard, stubble, or moustache; that trend of bears has been en vogue among Indian players for a few years now.
Rohit Sharma uploaded his pic in which he looks in deep thought. His doting wife, Ritika Sajdeh, picked up on that and left a funny comment.
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Ritika commented, “Why so broody” inquiring for her husband’s thoughts.
There were comments from other cricketers as well. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed said he was reminded of Rohit’s facial look during their under-19 days while his India and Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav commented: “Chakachak”
Speaking of his professional life, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of India’s tour of South Africa from both the Test and ODI series due to a hamstring injury. This meant that KL Rahul was promoted to the vice-captaincy duties in Test and has been named as the ODI skipper for the ODI series versus the Proteas.
The South Africa ODI series was supposed to be Rohit Sharma’s first as in-charge of the ODI team as a full-time skipper. However, it wasn’t to be owing to his injury.
Rohit Sharma is expected to recover in time for the home ODI series against West Indies in February.