Watch: Rohit Sharma opens up on his special connection with Wankhede Stadium
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma shares his memories of playing at the Wankhede Stadium.
India’s upcoming match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is against Sri Lanka on November 2. This game holds special significance as it resembles the 2011 final, featuring the same teams and taking place at the same venue. Adding to the excitement, Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain, is in outstanding form, and he’ll be playing on his home turf. It’ll be extra special because it’s Rohit Sharma’s first World Cup game at his home field.
In the six matches leading up to this moment, Rohit Sharma has been an undeniable force. He has amassed a total of 398 runs, with a remarkable average of 66.33 and a blistering strike rate of 119.16.
Rohit Sharma on his special connection with Wankhede Stadium
Rohit Sharma has a strong connection with Mumbai. He started playing cricket in the streets and fields of this busy city when he was very young. Over the years, he worked hard and earned a place in the Mumbai Ranji team. He’s carried the hopes and dreams of the city with him throughout his journey.
In Indian Premier League (IPL), which is like a big, exciting cricket tournament, Rohit Sharma is the leader of Mumbai Indians. This role cements his status as a beloved icon among cricket fans in Mumbai, who eagerly await the upcoming World Cup match where he will proudly represent India on his home soil.
Speaking about Wankhede, Rohit said, “Wankhede! Such a special venue, My best venue! What I am today as a cricketer is because of the learnings that I have had, and that has all happened at Wankhede. So nothing can beat that. Mumbaikars love their cricket, and you can see the buzz at Wankhede stadium; it is crazy. It has got those little zones in the stadium, especially the North stand, which is, you know, the most famous stand at Wankhede. The crowd there, the people who come, they are true cricket fans.”
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India are currently leading the table with a perfect record of 6 wins in 6 matches. They will be aiming to secure their spot in the semi-finals with a victory against Sri Lanka at Wankhede.