Rohit Sharma unveils his Virat Kohli-like bearded look ahead of IPL 2020
There's no official announcement yet about MI's departure but Rohit is expected to join the camp just a couple of days before they fly to the UAE.
Updated - Aug 13, 2020 5:21 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic had kept the Indian stars away from cricketing action since March. But the wait of fans, as well as players, is set to end with the commencement of much-awaited IPL 2020 from September 19th. The cash-rich league, after much wait, is set to hit the floors next month in the UAE and many stars, including Rohit Sharma, will be seen representing their respective franchises.
Over the years, Rohit Sharma has etched his name as one of the most successful batsmen of the modern era. All eyes will be on the Mumbai Indians skipper to lead the franchise to their fifth IPL title on the UAE soil. The prolific opener, after being away from the game for the longest period, has started training before returning to action next month.
Rohit, who already is in the city, will join the other members of the Mumbai Indians squad before they fly to the gulf country. Before joining the Mumbai Indians camp, Rohit has surprised his fans by sharing his new bearded look ahead of the tournament.
Rohit, on Thursday, shared a clip while doing a gym session where he unveiled his bearded look. Like Virat Kohli, he was also seen with a full set of beard. Rohit’s new look hogged the headlines in no time as the comment section witnessed fans commenting about his beard. “Going low only to push yourself higher,” Rohit captioned the picture.
Rohit Sharma has steered MI to four IPL titles
There’s no official announcement yet about MI’s departure but Rohit is expected to join the camp just a couple of days before they fly to the UAE. The Mumbai franchise has already started quarantining players before the contest for their fifth IPL trophy this year. The Indian board has asked the franchises to leave the country after August 20 and MI can leave India on the last day of the third week or in the fourth week.
After delivering an impressive performance in the 2019 World Cup and South Africa Test series, Rohit’s voyage was halted due to a calf injury. The right-hander, after suffering a calf injury against New Zealand in the final T20I of the series, was forced to miss the subsequent ODI and Test series. He was also rested for the ODI series against South Africa.
Rohit is currently the most successful skipper in the history of the IPL, having led the Mumbai franchise to four titles. In 188 IPL games, Rohit has amassed 4898 runs at an average of 31.60. He also has a ton and 36 half-centuries under his belt.