India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, offered a humorous response when questioned about the newly unveiled statue of Sachin Tendulkar, which resulted in hearty laughter from the journalists in the press room.

On Wednesday, a grand statue of Sachin Tendulkar was unveiled at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, adjacent to the Sachin Tendulkar stand, as a heartfelt tribute from the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) to India’s legendary cricket icon. The unveiling event was attended by several dignitaries, including the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.

This significant ceremony coincided with the eve of India’s World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, where Rohit Sharma and Team India were honing their skills in the nets. During the subsequent press conference, Rohit Sharma responded to a question about the statue, which depicted Tendulkar in the act of playing a lofted drive. The journalist inquired about Rohit’s own proficiency with lofted shots, given his past experience in domestic cricket for Mumbai.

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Rohit Sharma appeared momentarily puzzled by the query but responded with a touch of humor, stating, “I spotted the statue from a distance and then headed to the nets for practice. Now, what can I say about it? They’ve made a statue of a straight lofted shot.”

The witty remark sent the journalists in the press room into fits of laughter, their mirth resonating throughout.

Rohit continued, “Yes, we saw it when we came to practice, though we couldn’t examine it up close. Our practice was somewhat delayed due to the media manager. We’ll have a better look at it later. I haven’t had a chance to inspect the specifics of the shot.”

He concluded by saying, “What more can I say? They’ve sculpted a statue of a straightforward lofted shot. It’s delightful, and I hope you all enjoyed it. We caught a glimpse of the statue, and it’s truly fantastic,” with a smile.

With an unbeaten record of six wins in the World Cup 2023, India is on the brink of securing a spot in the semi-finals with a potential victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

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You can also watch the amusing video of Rohit Sharma’s response to Sachin Tendulkar’s statue unveiling.