On MS Dhoni retirement speculations, Rohit Sharma remains 'Captain Cool' ahead of Bangladesh series opener
Serving captain of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming Bangladesh tour, Rohit Sharma was quizzed about the retirement speculations of former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ahead of the three-match T20I series opener in New Delhi on Thursday. Dhoni, who opted to go for a long sabbatical from the gentlemen's game following India's devasting World Cup exit has remained the subject of debate for many pundits and critics. A lot has been said about Dhoni's future with the Indian team in the aftermath of India's exit at the hands of New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final last summer.
While Dhoni is keen on enjoying his break from all forms of cricket, there have been never-ending speculations about the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman calling it quits from the game sooner or later. Since Dhoni or the Indian cricket team is yet to publicly address his retirement rumours, the speculations regarding the future of the Ranchi stalwart always finds its way to get an honourable mention in almost every second media conference between reporters and the members of the Indian team.
Rohit addresses Dhoni retirement rumours in 1st T20I presser
Rohit recently found himself on the hot seat when one of the reporters went on board to ask the stand-in Indian skipper about Dhoni's future with the Men In Blue. Calm as a cucumber, Rohit came up with an interesting reply when he was asked to react on Dhoni's retirement speculations. Rohit remained Captain Cool while answering the question and outsmarted the reporter by turning the tables on him during the media interaction. “We don’t hear anything about these things. You guys make these things up,” Rohit said.
Hailed as Hitman for his fearless batting approach in white-ball cricket, Rohit concluded a routine presser ahead of India's first T20I meet with Bangladesh in New Delhi on Sunday. The Hitman along with his Team India entourage arrived in the national capital on Thursday. The 32-year-old opener has been named the leader of the Men In Blue as skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the entire white-ball series. Kohli will make his return to the Indian captain in the whites after the three-match T20I series with the Bangla Tigers.