International cricket across the globe is yet to start. If all goes well, then the first series amid coronavirus pandemic may take place between England and West Indies which is scheduled to begin from July 9.
Meanwhile, cricketers are involved in chat sessions to interact with their fans. In the process, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma organised a chat symposium where he was asked an interesting question. Rohit was asked to reveal the name of the batsman he enjoys watching the most.
The 33-year-old surprisingly didn’t go for his fellow Indian cricketers; he instead picked two overseas batsmen. The Indian opener said that he enjoys the batting of Australian genius cricketer Steve Smith and England’s swashbuckling opener Jason Roy.
“Steve Smith & Jason Roy,” Rohit wrote in his Instagram story.
Smith has so far played 73 Tests and accumulated 7,227 runs. Similarly, in ODIs, the Sydney-born has amassed 4,162 runs in 125 games. Roy, on the other, performed a vital role in England’s 2019 World Cup triumph. Overall, the right-handed batsman has scored 3,434 runs in 87 ODIs, 860 runs in 35 T20Is.
Rohit was supposed to lead Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was intended to take place from March 29. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lucrative league was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI.
However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, recently gave hints about the commencement of the cash-rich league. Ganguly had provided an update indicating that the apex cricketing board in India is searching for all options to make sure IPL 2020 takes place even if it happens behind the closed doors.
“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums,” Ganguly had said as quoted by ET.
“The fans, franchises, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” he had added.
“Recently, a lot of players both from India and other countries, participating in the IPL have shown keenness on being part of this year’s IPL. We are optimistic, and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this,” the former India captain had added further.