Virat Kohli has revealed that Rohit Sharma is the funniest player in the current Indian cricket team.
Kohli recently made an appearance on a chat show, ‘Breakfast with Champions’ hosted by celebrity anchor Gaurav Kapoor in which he revealed the secrets of HITMAN of Indian cricket.
Kohli said while Rohit is the funniest among his teammates, the Mumbai lad also has the habit of forgetting things of everyday life.
“Rohit Sharma is actually one of the funniest people you will ever come across. If he has to address some issue, he will do so in his typical ‘tapori’ (Mumbai Street lingo) style, like if I have to say, there’s a lot of traffic in Lokhandwala. He’ll say, ‘There’s a lot of this over there’. Then we wait… five seconds, 10 seconds…’But it’s very this, man’. Basically, it is up to you to understand. I have said what I had to now it’s up to you and how sharp your brain is…I’m, not going to explain what I’m talking about’,” Kohli said.
“The number of things Rohit Sharma forgets, I’ve never seen anyone else so forgetful. iPad, wallet, phone…not the small things, but daily use essentials…I don’t care, I’ll get new one. he has no idea he’s left something, the bus would’ve travelled half way to the hotel and then he remembers ‘Oh, I left my iPad on the plane’. He’s left his passport also a few times. It was really difficult retrieving it. The logistical manager always asks, ‘Does Rohit Sharma have all his stuff?’. Once he gets a yes from Rohit then only does the bus departs,” he said.
Kohli, however, was all praise for Rohit, who holds the record for highest individual score in one-day internationals.
“Initially when Rohit was bursting onto the scene…we were all very curious because everyone was talking about his player Rohit Sharma. We were very curious because we were also young players but nobody was talking about us. Then during the T20 World Cup I saw him bat…and I just slumped on the sofa. That shut my mouth forever. When you saw him play you understood what people were talking about. What we are witnessing here, amazing. I haven’t seen someone time the ball better than him,” he added.