As communal tension continues to simmer in Delhi causing the death of over 20 people over the last few days, ace India cricketer Rohit Sharma expressed his concern. The India vice-captain in the limited-over formats who recently made a big comeback to Test cricket, too, has missed the later part of the ongoing tour of New Zealand because of a calf injury. On Wednesday, he tweeted saying the sight was not good in Delhi and hoped that everything normalizes quickly.
The situation has turned horrible in North-East Delhi where violent clashes saw the deaths, including that of a police head constable. State Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who recently returned to power with a massive mandate, appealed for calm as did Prime Minister Narendra Modi but still normalcy was some distance away. The clashes occurred when US President Donald Trump was in the capital in the concluding leg of his two-day visit.
Rohit is one of those cricketers who never stops short of expressing his opinions, be it on any issue. The dashing batsman is set to lead Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting next month and he is recovering at the moment from the calf strain that he underwent while taking a quick single in the fifth T20I against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. He was in good form in the T20I series that India won but could not take part in the ODI and Test series that followed because of his injury.
Not such a great sight in Delhi. Hope everything neutralises soon.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 26, 2020
India haven’t won a game since Rohit Sharma’s ouster from NZ series
India missed Rohit’s services as they have failed to win a game since he has departed the tour prematurely. They lost the three-ODI series 0-3 and then were thrashed by the Kiwis by 10 wickets in the first Test in Wellington.
The absence of Rohit in the opening slot along with the likes of KL Rahul in Tests and Shikhar Dhawan in the ODIs made the Indian batting line-up look vulnerable and the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal could not make it up for them. The lean patch of captain Virat Kohli hasn’t helped India either.
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