'FRIENDS, this is the reunion I am waiting for' - Rohit Sharma wants spectators inside stadiums again

‘FRIENDS, this is the reunion I am waiting for’ – Rohit Sharma wants spectators inside stadiums again

Sharma waiting for a different reunion.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After years of speculations, prayers, and anticipation, the Friends reunion finally became a reality as the spectacular caste regrouped on the legendary sitcom’s 25th anniversary. The special, unscripted episode titled Friends: The Reunion went on air on May 27 and could the fanatics BE more nostalgic!?

The episode featured a flurry of stars that included David Beckham, BTS, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, Malala Yousafzai, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Mindy Kaling and Kit Harington apart from the main stars Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston.

Giving references from the famous American show has never been rare. And at it, this time, was India’s opening batter Rohit Sharma, who is waiting for a different reunion. Tweeting from his official handle, Rohit posted a picture where he acknowledging the crowd after reaching a landmark. He wrote, “F.R.I.E.N.D.S, this is the reunion I am waiting for”, suggesting that he wants to have crowds and spectators back in the stadium.

Notably, the majority of the cricket in the last year, including the recently-suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, has been held behind closed doors thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. While India’s fight with the second wave continues, there are few signs of normalcy elsewhere as the County Championship 2021 season witnessed spectators getting back to the stadiums.

England-New Zealand Edgbaston Test to have spectators

The UK Government has earmarked England and New Zealand’s second Test at Edgbaston as the pilot event for resumption of normalcy as the spectators up to 70 per cent of the stadium’s total capacity will be allowed.

The England-New Zealand series gets underway from June 2 onwards at Lord’s, the same day when the Indian team will board the flight to Southampton and kickstart their nearly four-month-long tour that includes six Tests in all.

All team members are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine upon landing in Southampton, where they take on New Zealand on 18th June for the inaugural World Test Championship final, which will be followed by a five-match Test series against England. Rohit Sharma, who is a part of the 20-member UK contingent, alongside his teammates, is currently in hard quarantine in a Mumbai facility since May 24.