Rohit Sharma reveals why he is called ‘Hitman’
Taking a lot of questions from the fans, Rohit almost answered most of them and played safe when asked about his best friend.
Published - May 17, 2019 3:37 pm | Updated - May 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Rohit Sharma continued with his fine track record of captaincy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 by winning the title for the fourth time as a skipper for MI. Maintaining his odd-year sequence in winning the trophy, the 32-year-old led the Mumbai Indians (MI) clinch a one-run victory over MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Hyderabad last Sunday.
Rohit, who will now head for the ICC World Cup as one of India’s batting mainstays, took some time off to spend with his family and fans. The ‘Hitman’, as Rohit is known to be, was seen spending some light moments with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and then answering questions posed by his fans. The MI posted a video on their official Twitter account showing Rohit answering the most asked questions about him on the Internet.
There is ‘hit’ in Rohit’s name
The ace batsman was asked why he is called the ‘Hitman’? To that, Rohit said it could be since his name includes the word ‘hit’ and it is followed by the suffix ‘man’ since he is a guy. Rohit also revealed that in 2013, one member of the production house of Star (Sports) called Pidi had told him during an interview: “You are the hitman of this Indian cricket team” after he had scored his first double hundred. “After that, it was picked up by a few commentators and it was spoken on air,” he added.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 17, 2019
Rohit, who has three double hundreds in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is, also faced the question about his favourite food. He said he is always after home-cooked food for that is something they always miss while touring abroad. “When at home, I genuinely like to eat just home-cooked food. If I am travelling, I like Japanese,” he said.
When asked to name his favourite football player, Rohit said it is Zinedine Zidane, France’s World Cup-winning footballer.
Whether he speaks Telugu? To this, Rohit said he understands it a little bit, not so much. “I can understand and can speak a little bit as well,” he said.
Rohit played it safe when asked to name his best friend. He said he has a lot of friends and would like not to mention one name as that could upset others.