IND vs AUS 2023: “I am absolutely unaware of Jai Shri Ram chants for Mohammed Shami” – Rohit Sharma

Mohammed Shami picked nine wickets in three games against Australia.

Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma
Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma on Monday (March 13) stated that he was unaware of the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants directed towards his teammate Mohammed Shami during the fourth Test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Recently, a video went viral on the internet where the crowd was heard chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ towards Shami and a few other Indian cricketers. Reacting to this incident at the post-match press conference, Rohit said that he didn’t have that information earlier. “I am absolutely unaware of Jai Shri Ram chants for Shami. I just heard it for the first time. I don’t know what has happened there,” he said.

Speaking of the game, the final Test match ended in a draw as the bowlers from both the parties struggled to make things work on a batting friendly pitch. As a result, the high voltage series ended 2-1 in favour of the home side. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were adjudged the Player of the Series.

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Rohit Sharma still learning the art of captaincy

After sealing the iconic Border-Gavaskar series under his belt, the reporters asked Rohit Sharma to rate his own captaincy skills. However, the Indian skipper stated that he is still learning as a captain with every game passing. He also emphaised on the fact that he has captained only six Test matches as of now.

“I am still learning as a captain in every game that I have captained. I have captained a lot in T20 cricket, more than the other formats but Test cricket I am only six matches old in terms of captaincy. I am still learning and guys around me have played a lot of cricket and they are there to help,” Rohit said.

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The ODI series between the two giants of the cricketing world will kick-of on Friday (March 17) at the Wankhede Stadium. The visiting side will be without the services of Pat Cummins, who returned to home due to personal reasons. Veteran batter Steve Smith will be leading their pack. The Men in Blue, on the other hand, will be led by Hardik Pandya in absence of Rohit Sharma for the first ODI.

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