IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma sports another message on his shoe to raise an environmental concern
Rohit Sharma wore the shoes during Mumbai Indians' clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Updated - Apr 14, 2021 3:14 pm
India batting star Rohit Sharma is making the most of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as he looks like a man on a mission. The Mumbai Indians skipper’s top priority might be to win the ongoing competition but he is also making sure to raise awareness on environmental issues. During the IPL 2021-opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit was spotted wearing spikes with ‘Save the Rhinos’ art.
Rohit has been supporting the cause of conserving the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Indian Rhino for a long time. He walked out on the field by wearing a special shoe that showcased the endangered species on them. And on Tuesday, he walked out on the field for the game against Kolkata Knight Riders with yet another message printed on his shoes.
In his latest message, Rohit chose to bring awareness for a PLASTIC FREE OCEAN. It was an attempt from the batting star to spread awareness regarding the conservation of oceans around the world and to gain the support of people for the cause. Plastic waste has become a huge environmental issue in recent years. On Wednesday, Rohit took to Twitter to reveal the message behind his shoes, writing:
“The other cause that’s extremely close to my heart. This one hits hard! This is a hundred percent in our control to reverse. I take my cause with me while I go out and do what I love! I walk out with my cause but it won’t end there, I need you guys to walk with me. Let’s get our oceans healthy again. 🌊🐠🐋🦈🐬🐳.”
Here is the tweet from Rohit Sharma:
I walk out with my cause but it won’t end there, I need you guys to walk with me. Let’s get our oceans healthy again. 🌊🐠🐋🦈🐬🐳🦭 (2/2)
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 14, 2021
Mumbai Indians open their account:
Mumbai Indians, on Tuesday, beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs to open their account in IPL 2021. The five-time champions had suffered a 2-wicket defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament-opener. Against KKR, they were all out for a modest 152 after being asked to bat first by Eoin Morgan. In-form Suryakumar Yadav was the top run-scorer with 54 while Andre Russell picked a fifer for KKR. With the ball, Mumbai came up with a stunning effort to restrict KKR to 142 for 7.