Watch: Why did Rohit Sharma say after the Asia Cup final, ‘Do all this after winning the World Cup’

Watch: Why did Rohit Sharma say after the Asia Cup final, ‘Do all this after winning the World Cup’

asia cup 2023 Rewriting history in, Rohit Sharma Under the leadership of Team India, it registered an easy victory over Sri Lanka in the summit clash. Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj displayed a fast bowling masterclass to turn the blockbuster encounter into a one-sided final at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Euphoric with India’s spectacular victory over the defending champions, Rohit issued a remarkable statement that surprised reporters during the post-final match conference.

Rohit Sharma surprised the journalists

Indian captain Rohit Sharma, known for his unique gesture, was seen trying to stop the bursting of loud firecrackers at the match venue in Colombo. Issuing a cheeky response, Rohit urged fans to burst crackers after India wins the World Cup. Rohit said during the press conference, ‘After winning the World Cup, explode it, man.’ (Burst crackers after winning the World Cup). This statement of Rohit has become a topic of discussion on social media. Actually, when Rohit Sharma was giving some statement in front of the media, then suddenly the whole hall started resonating with the noise of firecrackers. Even Rohit had to stop his words midway. After that Rohit said that these firecrackers should be burst after winning the World Cup.

What’s next for Rohit and Team India?

Two-time champions India will host the 50-over edition of the ICC World Cup next month. The Indian captain will lead the men’s team in his final white-ball match before the Asia Cup. In preparation for the ICC event in India, Rohit and company will play a three-match One Day International (ODI) series against five-time world champions Australia.

How did Rohit perform in the Asia Cup?

Talking about Indian captain Rohit, the 36-year-old opening batsman had an impressive campaign with the bat in the Asia Cup. The experienced opening batsman completed 10,000 runs in the 50-over format during the 2023 edition of the continental tournament. Rohit is the second fastest batsman to score 10 thousand runs in the 50 over format. With an average of 48.50, Rohit emerged as the fourth highest run scorer in the Asia Cup. The captain of all formats of India scored 194 runs in 5 innings of Asia Cup.

What did Rohit say about match winner Siraj?

Rohit praised fast bowler Siraj, who took six wickets and helped Team India win by 10 wickets. Pace ace Siraj became the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in a single over after bowling out Sri Lanka for 50 runs in the Asia Cup final. Rohit told reporters, ‘Siraj deserves a special mention here, when the pitch looks so dry, it is a special skill to rotate the ball like this. I hope he keeps it up for a little longer. Also, we just need to see that all the bowlers ensure that they are fresh. And let us be prepared for the games ahead.

How was Team India’s performance in Asia Cup?

India had a great performance in the Asia Cup 2023. India faced only one defeat in the entire tournament. It was against Bangladesh. The group stage match between India and Pakistan was canceled due to rain. In the group stage, India defeated Nepal by 10 wickets. After that, India defeated Pakistan badly in its Super Four match, in which Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored brilliant centuries. India also defeated Sri Lanka in a low scoring match. In the unnecessary match against Bangladesh, India tried young players and lost by a small margin. After that, India defeated Sri Lanka badly in the final.

2023 World Cup India Squad

  • Rohit Sharma (Captain)

  • Shubhman Gill

  • Virat Kohli

  • Shreyas Iyer

  • Ishaan Kishan

  • KL Rahul

  • Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain)

  • Suryakumar Yadav

  • Ravindra Jadeja

  • Akshar Patel

  • Shardul Thakur

  • Jasprit Bumrah

  • Mohammed Shami

  • Mohammad Siraj

  • Kuldeep Yadav.

Team India’s match schedule

  • 08 October: India vs Australia, Chennai

  • 11 October: India vs Afghanistan, New Delhi

  • 14 October: India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad

  • 19 October: India vs Bangladesh, Pune

  • 22 October: India vs New Zealand, Dharamsala

  • 29 October: India vs England, Lucknow

  • 02 November: India vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai

  • 05 November: India vs South Africa, Kolkata

  • 12 November: India vs Netherlands, Bengaluru

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