Rohit Sharma continued with his fine track record of captaincy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 by sealing the title for the fourth time as MUmbai Indians (MI) skipper. Maintaining his odd-year sequence in clinching the trophy, the 32-year-old led MI to a narrow one-run victory over MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Hyderabad on May 12.
Rohit, who has been named as Virat Kohli’s deputy for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, recently took some time off from the game to spend with his family and friends.
“The best thing to hold onto in life @ritssajdeh”, he captioned one of his picture on social media.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 16, 2019
Mystery behind his nickname ‘Hitman’
After the conclusion of IPL 2019 final, Rohit was asked why he is called the ‘Hitman’? To which, he responded that it could be since his name includes the word ‘hit’ and it is followed by the suffix ‘man’ since he is a guy.
Rohit also added that in 2013, one member of the production house of Star Sports called Peedi had told him during an interview: “You are the hitman of this Indian cricket team” after the stylish batsman had scored his first double hundred. “After that, it was picked up by a few commentators and it was spoken on air,” he said.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 17, 2019
Rohit too faced the question about his favourite food. The Mumbaikar said he is always after home-cooked food since that is something he always miss while touring abroad. “When at home, I genuinely like to eat just home-cooked food. If I am travelling, I like Japanese,” he said.
When asked to name his favourite football player, Rohit said it is Zinedine Zidane, the World Cup-winning footballer from France.
Whether he speaks Telugu? To this, Rohit said he understands it a little bit, not so much. “I can understand and can speak a little bit as well.”
The Indian opener played it safe when asked to name his best friend. He said: “I have a lot of friends and would like not to mention one name as that could upset others”.