Rohit Sharma has recently turned 33 on Thursday. Everyone wished the world's leading batters – be it the cricket fraternity or others, However, the day turned out to be a day of mourning as veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away just after a day when another veteran actor Irrfan Khan also breathed his last.
Along with Rishi Kapoor, Indian football legend Subimal 'Chuni' Goswami, who led Bengal in Ranji Trophy cricket too, also died in the evening on Thursday. That added another misery amid the crunch situation of the global pandemic novel coronavirus.
"Hi guys, thank you for all for your wonderful wishes. It was a day of mixed emotions as we lost two of our cinema legends, all I can wish for is that life gets back to its new normal and we cherish our time with our loved ones," said Rohit Sharma on his Twitter handle on Friday while expressing his gratitude to all those who wished him on social media.
Rohit Sharma, India's limited-overs vice-captain and one of the most swashbuckling openers in the world cricket, celebrated his birthday during the locked-up situation in his Mumbai residence with wife Ritika and daughter Samaira, far away from the people. Had the Indian Premier League (IPL) takes place in its original time, Rohit would have been busy leading his side Mumbai Indians.
However, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain of IPL, leading his side to four titles. Since his debut in 2007, Rohit has tasted immense success in his career after he was asked to open for India in the 2013 Champions Trophy. In 224 ODI games, he has scored more than 9000 runs at an average of 49.27 with 29 centuries and 43 fifties. He has played 108 T20Is as well and has scored over 2,700 runs at 32.62 with four centuries and 21 half-centuries. In Tests, Rohit has 2,141 runs which came at 46.54 with six tons and 10 fifties as well.