Rohit Sharma Speaks On Delhi Smog, Says 'will Assess The Situation'
Rohit Sharma had made a phenomenal comeback to Test cricket in the last series against South Africa where he had scored tons in both innings of the first Test and a maiden century in the final Test as India whitewashed the Proteas to remain the top-ranked Test side. Rohit will now be leading the Men In Blue for the upcoming three-match T20Is against Bangladesh. The first match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. The smog in Delhi has been a big talking point ever since the conclusion of the festival of lights and even the acting captain has come forward to speak on the same.
Rohit Sharma on Delhi pollution
While addressing the media in the nation's capital, Rohit Sharma told Republic TV that he will need to assess the situation closely.
"I have just landed in Delhi and will assess the situation closely. As of now, I can't really say anything. The match is on 3rd (November) and today is the 30th of October. What we know is that the match is happening on the 3rd. I don't know anything more than that", said Rohit Sharma.
Bishan Singh Bedi voices his concern
Former Indian cricketer Bishan Bedi voiced concerns over the first T20 being held at Kotla in Delhi amid the 'hazardous air quality' in the nation's capital. Bangladesh is scheduled to take on India in the first T20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla on November 3. Bishan Bedi took to Twitter to express his concerns and said that thought should be spared for the Indian and Bangladeshi cricketers who were set to play in Delhi.
Liton Das clarifies on wearing face-mask
The Bangladesh opener said that he wore a face-mask for training because of personal health reasons and not because of the pollution in the city. Liton Das said that the team had been training for over two days and were well prepared to face India. Addressing the concern of spotting the white ball in a smog-filled environment, Liton Das said that the game was going to be played during the night time and hence it wouldn't matter that much.