Rohit Sharma has risen in stature in international cricket. From being termed an overrated youngster, he has time and again proved his critics wrong and has emerged as one of the best batters of Indian cricket. In recent years, the Hitman has even performed consistently in Test match cricket and the only box in the checklist which was empty was an overseas Test hundred which he scored during India's England tour earlier this year.
Moreover, with Virat Kohli deciding to step down as the captain of the T20Is, it is likely that Rohit would be named the skipper for at least 1-2 years and would aim to replicate the same success as he has done during his stint with the Mumbai Indians where he has won five titles.
While Indians are mad about their cricketers with the sport being considered no less than a religion, the people of Pakistan also are as passionate about the sport as the Indian fans. And at a time when several of their cricketing assignments have been cancelled with teams refusing to travel to the country, fans spotted Rohit Sharma's lookalike on the Pakistan streets and even wrote who said the South Asian country is unsafe for crickets.
Notably, New Zealand had pulled out of the Pakistan series citing a security threat.
Meanwhile, the picture shared from journalist Shiraz Hassan's Twitter account was captioned, "Who said Pakistan is not safe for visiting international cricketers? Just saw star Indian player Rohit Sharma, enjoying a glass of Aalu Bukhara (plum) sharbat at Rawalpindi's Saddar."
Check out the pic of Rohit's doppelganger here:
Rohit is currently with the Mumbai Indians in UAE. While they are the defending champions, the franchise just hasn't got going since the tournament resumed in September and are yet to register a win in the UAE leg of the competition. With three defeats in a row, MI are left stranded at 8 points from 10 matches with four more matches remaining. Although there is still a possibility that the Rohit-led MI could qualify for the Playoffs, they would have to win all their remaining matches or wait for other results to go their way if they win just three.