Rohit Sharma reckons his career will end at the age of 38 or 39
He went live with David Warner on Instagram on Friday.
Updated - May 9, 2020 12:43 pm
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world has come to a standstill. During these times, there hasn’t been any international cricket. As the world waits for a time when things could get back to normal, cricketers are staying back home and spending time with their families.
On Friday evening, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma got together with David Warner for an Instagram live session. The two players interacted for about an hour during which they talked about several aspects of cricket. One of the topics of discussion was retirement from the sport.
While talking on this subject, the Indian opener dropped a hint about his retirement plans. The 33-year-old highlighted the importance of spending time with his family. He revealed that he has planned to retire from the game at the age of 38 or 39 years, which he would be by 2025 or 2026. The right-handed batsman also talked about the times when players miss their families while they are on tour.
Rohit Sharma reveals he loves playing against Australia
Rohit Sharma further said that he feels once his career ends, his family will be there with him. He revealed that retiring by the age of 38 or 39 years will give him some important time to spend with his family. The Indian batsman then talked about his liking of Australia as an opposition. He said that he likes playing against Australia and winning a series in Australia was extremely special for the team.
Rohit was part of both the Test and ODI squad which won the series in Australia during their tour in 2018-19 season. David Warner also said that he likes playing against India and loves to perform well against them. As for Rohit Sharma, he has a terrific record in ODIs against Australia. He has scored 2208 in 40 innings at an average of more than 61. He has scored eight centuries against the Aussies, which includes his maiden double century.
India and Australia are set to meet once again in the four-match Test series down under later this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the series is under threat at the moment. The Indian team might have to stay in 14 days-isolation period, upon their arrival in Australia, after which they can play their matches.