NEW DELHI: One of the best openers in the cricket world, Rohit Sharma is flying high with success and we are sure he would be quite thrilled about it. However, the vice-captain of India's limited over gets unhappy whenever his family is dragged into a meaningless controversy.
Recently, the Hitman opened up about his feelings for the families of cricketers for whom non-sensical things are written quite often. A few months ago during the ICC World Cup, there were rumors that the senior players to the team extend the stay of their families beyond the specified number. Regarding the same, he started by saying how families make them feel happy. He said, "Our families are there to support us, make us feel happy. When all these things were being written about, few of my friends came and told me and believe me or not, I was just laughing."
Further, he expressed his disappointment when the matter got stretched unnecessarily and was absolutely pointless. He continued, "But then it went on and on and they dragged my family and that was not on. You talk about me but don’t drag my family as they genuinely don’t care about anything else. I think even Virat (Kohli) must have felt the same way as families are an important aspect of our lives."
On the professional front, Sharma had a brilliant gone-by year and became the highest run-scorer as an opener in all the formats. He even broke the long-time record made by former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya. His success in the ICC World Cup 2019 of scoring 5 centuries will definitely be the highlight for him, although the World Cup would have added more glory to it.
Sharma has been given a rest for India's ongoing T20 International series against Sri Lanka. The first match, however, was abandoned due to rain and damped pitch.