Rohit Sharma and his men ended the Asia Cup 2023 on a high when they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final in Colombo. With that win, Rohit has now won two Asia Cup titles as skipper. In the 2018 edition, he was the skipper who led to the glory. After that victory, Team India players left the team hotel in order to come back to India.
But, a video went viral where Rohit was seen confused in the team bus after losing his passport in the Colombo hotel. Later, a support staff gave it back to him and as a result, the team’s departure was delayed. However, fans know about Rohit’s habit of forgetting things as Kohli also talked about it in a 5-year-old video.
Here is the shared video:
Virat Kohli in 2017 – I haven't seen anyone forget things like Rohit Sharma does. He even forgets his iPad, passport.
Tonight – Rohit forgot his passport, and a support staff member gave it back to him. (Ankan Kar). pic.twitter.com/3nFsiJwCP4
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 17, 2023
“The nature of the pitches here has been challenging” – Rohit Sharma
He said: “The number of things Rohit Sharma forgets; I have never seen anyone else so forgetful.” Hence, seeing that viral video, fans shared their views on social media. After the final, Rohit attended a press conference and while speaking to the reporters, he opened up about the challenging pitches his team faced leading into the ODI World Cup.
He said: “Honestly I was a little surprised at how much the wicket did. Because we didn’t expect the wicket to do that much. That’s been the nature of this ground [R Premadasa Stadium], you have to be prepared for unexpected things. Those are the challenges you come across as sportsmen. In conditions like this you don’t know exactly what the right score is, what the winning score is.”
“We defended 213 against Sri Lanka [and it was enough in the Super 4s] but the other day we couldn’t chase 266 [against Bangladesh], and today we bowled them out for 50. So, the nature of the pitches here has been challenging, unexpected as well. I mean when the pitch had so much to offer, we needed guys who have the skill to exploit that,” Rohit Sharma further added.
Here is how fans have reacted:
Koi Badam khilao
— Aaliya🦋 (@Aaliyaxsingle) September 17, 2023
Bhul gaye honge tension bahot hai na world cup ka
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 17, 2023
Vada Pav khane mn busy hoga
— Classic Mojito (@classic_mojito) September 17, 2023
Kahin trophy Sri Lanka me hi na bhool jaye 😂
— Dhruv (@ImDhruv__18) September 17, 2023
He seems so lazy as compared to other indian team players.
— Mirza Hassan 🇰🇼🇵🇰 (@mirzasays_) September 17, 2023
Asia cup yaad karke le liya 👏. All that matters
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) September 17, 2023
Almond de do Ritika bhabhi 😭
— ᴍɪᴛʜɪ'န✨ (@Messiemind_) September 17, 2023
He is thinking about winning World Cup now .so might have forgotten about it..no worries Captain 😍
— Ankit Khanna (@ankit_khanna) September 17, 2023
But never ever forgets his Cricket stuff
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) September 17, 2023