Rohit Sharma serves as India’s current captain for all three formats. In addition, he often opens the batting for India in Tests, ODIs, and T20 Internationals. He is one of the finest openers in international cricket. He recently scored a century against Australia in the opening Test of the forthcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
Rohit Sharma could come across as a serious player while he’s on the pitch. He is a funny and witty character off the field, and people frequently laugh when they hear him speak. In the past, his funny and caustic press conference replies have gone viral. Here, we look at the five most blistering press conference comments by Rohit Sharma.
5. About Coaching Pakistan
India defeated Pakistan in the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup group stage. At the press conference, Rohit Sharma was questioned about his suggestions for Pakistan’s batting order by a Pakistani reporter.
Rohit Sharma responded aggressively, saying he would offer guidance if he ever worked as a coach for Pakistan in the future.
Sharma said, “If the Pakistani coach quits, bilkul bataunga.” (If Pakistan decides to hire me as their coach, I would definitely let them know.)
4. About No. 4 hitter Rishabh Pant
Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant
In the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 encounter between India and England, Rishabh Pant entered the field at No. 4 ahead of players like MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. Rohit Sharma was at the time on the other end.
At the news conference, Sharma was asked what he thought when he saw Pant enter the field in position number four. Because everyone was clamouring to witness Rishabh Pant’s batting, the India captain claimed that he was not shocked by this.
3. Virat Kohli’s poor performance
Virat Kohli Richard Sharma
In July 2022, Virat Kohli was struggling with his batting form while India was touring England. A reporter questioned Rohit Sharma about how difficult it was for him to get runs in the ODI series. The question infuriated Sharma since he has heard it before during news conferences during games.
He said he had no idea why Virat Kohli’s batting was being brought up. He was an excellent batter who helped lead to many runs being scored.
2 .On Shakib Al Hasan’s ban
The ICC disqualified Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan from international participation in 2019 for failing to reveal match-fixing methods. As the media questioned Rohit Sharma about his attitude towards the event and his opinion of the sentence, Rohit Sharma grew irritated and said, “I am not ICC.”
1. About the calibre of Indian Pitches
India defeated England on their visit to that nation in 2021 by taking advantage of spin-friendly domestic conditions. Michael Vaughan and Mark Waugh, two former England players, said that the Indian pitches were a “minefield.”
Rohit Sharma said that other countries don’t take the Indian team into account when they host them in response to an inquiry about his opinions on the matter. So why should we care about them? This, he said, is the fundamental idea behind home-field advantage. We should ask the ICC to make a rule mandating uniform pitches everywhere.