Indian Cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has taken a break from international cricket. He was rested for India’s five-match T20I series against South Africa. While he enjoyed a small vacation with his family earlier this month, he is back in his hometown, i.e. Mumbai. The veteran cricketer was recently spotted enjoying his time in the streets of Mumbai.
Before the start of the series against England, Rohit Sharma was seen going back to the grassroots of any Indian cricketer, i.e. gully cricket. In a video that has done rounds on the internet, the Indian captain is seen playing gully cricket with some kids. While batting, he picked up the ball from outside the off-stump and hit it straight. The shot probably earned him six runs, but the rules of gully cricket may have declared him out.
Here is the viral video
Rohit Sharma playing gully cricket at Worli, Mumbai ahead of the England tour. pic.twitter.com/XeZrDL53ii
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In the meantime, the Indian team is all set to tour England for an all-format series. This series comprises a one-off Test match, three T20I matches, and as many ODI matches. Notably, the one-off Test match is a rescheduled fifth match of India’s tour of England from 2021. The Indian team currently leads the five-match series by 2-1.
The tour will kick off on the 1st of July, with the rescheduled match at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The team would like to win the match in order to make history by being the first Indian side to win a Test series in England.
Rohit Sharma’s Indian squad has already left for England. However, the captain was not visible in the photos shared on social media. This has caused a bit of distress among the Indian fans. In the meanwhile, KL Rahul will miss the rescheduled Test match. He suffered from a groin injury ahead of the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. He is said to be flying to Germany for surgery.
The Test match will be followed by three T20Is starting on the 7th of July. The ODI matches against England will begin on the 12th of July.