Watch: Rohit Sharma at candid best after journalist asks him about MS Dhoni birthday plans

first_imgIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma was at his candid best while interacting with the press after India’s table-topping win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at Headingley in Leeds.While Rohit’s record-setting 5th Wolrd Cup hundred dominated the narrative, MS Dhoni’s 38th birthday did find its place in the press conference. Rohit Sharma was asked to “say something” about the India wicketkeeper on his special day.Caught off guard by the question, Rohit came up with a toungue-in-cheek reply that cracked up the media room at Headingley.”What do you tell someone on their birthday? Happy birthday only right?” Rohit told the reporter.The India opener also said that the team would be cutting cake on their way to Manchester (or Headingley) and that they would share some photos with the report in question. Incidentally, India had to wait till the end of the final group-stage match between Australia and South Africa to know the venue and their opposition for the semi-final of World Cup 2019.”We have our travel day tomorrow and we don’t know we are going to Manchester or Birmingham. Accordingly we will cut the cake during the bus drive. We will send you the photos,” Rohit added.Is there anyone as candid and funny as @ImRo45? Here’s what he had to say when asked about a message for Birthday Boy @msdhoni #TeamIndia #CWC19 #SLvIND (@BCCI) July 6, 2019MS Dhoni had a fine outing on the eve of his birthday as he was part of 4 dismissals in India’s big win over Sri Lanka in Leeds. Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja also became the most successful wicketkeeper-bowler combination in ODI history when they effected their 29th dimissal together, going past the tally of 28 that was set by Nayan Mongia and Ventakesh Prasad.advertisementDhoni indeed celebrated his 38th birthday with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva along with family and friends at Leeds. Images of Dhoni gettting a cake facial is going viral on social media.MS Dhoni will be part of yet another ICC tournament semi-final as India take on New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019 in Manchester on Tuesday. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, who is in the twlight of his international career, would want to finish with the ultimate prize in world cricket — a World Cup title.Also Read | Not thinking about records: Rohit Sharma after smashing 5 hundreds in World Cup 2019Also Read | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India’s most successful captain turns 38Also See:last_img read more

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