The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been one of the legendary players to represent India in white-ball cricket. The only player to hit three double hundreds in the ODI format has gradually proven his calibre across all formats of the game.
The leadership success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Mumbai Indians helped him to take over as the skipper of the Indian team as well. In 44 T20I games under his captaincy, he has tasted success in 35 of them with a prolific winning percentage of 79.54. With generosity and humbleness off the field, he has been quite popular among fans as well. One such fan, Khushboo took to Instagram to share her moment when she met Sharma in Guwahati ahead of the second T20I against South Africa.
Khushboo revealed that the Indian skipper himself approached her when he came to know that she was his fan. Furthermore, after an interaction, Sharma took the initiative to take a photo, which left Khushboo impressed by the down-to-earth attitude of the opening batter.
"It is said that every picture has a story behind it.. This is one such story to tell.. When Rohit Sharma came to know that I'm his fan.. He himself approached me..talked sweetly to my nieces..I was so startled.. I started blabbering about how I was his huge fan.. And realising this mid-way I asked if I was wasting his time and he politely said.. No absolutely not... I even forgot to ask him for a picture.. And he asked me " do you want a picture.. Come let me take one for you," she captioned the post.
"Still pinching myself! 🙈 @rohitsharma45 thank you so much sir.. This meant a lot to me," she added.
If talked about the game, India posted a mammoth total of 237 on the board in the second T20I on the back of Suryakumar Yadav (61) and KL Rahul (57). Sharma (43) and Kohli (49*) were strong support for the team as well.
In response, South Africa managed to score 221, with a valiant century from David Miller but lost by 16 runs. In this pursuit, India took an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match T20I series. Both teams will now clash in the final game on Tuesday (4 October).