‘She’s my no.1 support system’ – Rohit Sharma lavishes praises on wife Ritika Sajdeh
Rohit said Ritika takes care of most responsibilities at home and the same allows him to focus on the game.
Updated - Dec 9, 2021 1:16 pm
It’s a start of a new era in Indian cricket with Rohit Sharma displacing Virat Kohli as captain in Limited Overs Internationals. While Rohit took over the reins of the T20I side after Kohli stepped down from the role post T20 World Cup 2021 last month, BCCI named the veteran opener as ODI captain on Wednesday (December 8).
The 34-year-old has also displaced Ajinkya Rahane as India’s Test vice-captain. Hence, it would be interesting to see how Rohit’s upcoming assignments pan out. Arguably the finest opener going around, Rohit has been instrumental in India’s success across formats in recent years. He has also done well while leading the side in Kohli’s absence in the past. Hence, expectations are sky high from the veteran batter.
Ritika has stood like a rock for me all these years: Rohit Sharma
Meanwhile, Rohit has called his wife Ritika Sajdeh as his “No.1 support system”. The swashbuckler stated his better-half stood “like a rock” for him in difficult times and helped him develop as a cricketer. “She is my No.1 support system. No doubt about that. She has stood like a rock for me all these years. Behind me, next to me, in front of me – whatever you want to call it,” Rohit asserted on the show ‘Backstage with Boria.’
The star cricketer also said Ritika takes care of most responsibilities at home and the same allows him to focus on the game. “Without her, all this that I am doing was never going to be possible. Because, you have certain responsibilities, you know. And I have a young daughter now. She is completely focussed on making sure that she gets the best of everything,” he said.
“And she is playing a big part in making sure that I don’t have to worry about what’s happening with her. Because she is doing this so well, I can focus at times on what I’m doing. And obviously when I come back home, it’s just about family, getting together, making the most of it,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rohit is currently gearing up for India’s upcoming tour of South Africa which comprises three Tests and as many ODIs, starting from December 26.