IPL Governing Council member and former India spinner Pragyan Ojha recalled his initial conversation with Rohit Sharma and recalled how the Indian skipper came from humble backgrounds and made it big at the international level.
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Ojha and Rohit have known each other from very young age and played together for Deccan Chargers in the inaugural edition of the IPL.
Pragyan Ojha said that Rohit Sharma gets emotional when he recalls his early days and how he had to struggle to buy a cricket kit. Ojha and Rohit were also together at Mumbai Indians where the team won titles in 2013 and 2015.
Pragyan Ojha said in an interview to Jio Cinema, ‘When I met Rohit Sharma for the first time in the Under-15 National Camp, everyone used to say that he is a special player. There I played against him and took his wicket. Rohit is a typical Bombay boy who doesn’t speak much but he is aggressive when he plays. I was also surprised that we didn’t even know each other, but he was getting aggressive in front of me. But after this our friendship started growing.’
Ojha further said, ‘Rohit Sharma belongs to a middle-class family and I remember once he got emotional and told that he did not have money to buy a cricket kit. He sold packets of milk. Sure it’s a long time ago, but sold packets of milk so he could buy his kit. Now when I look at them, I feel very proud of how our journey began and where we have reached.’
Career of Rohit Sharma –
Rohit Sharma made his debut for India in 2007. He has so far scored 3379 runs in 49 Tests with the help of 9 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Rohit Sharma managed to score 9825 runs in 243 ODIs with the help of 30 centuries and 48 half-centuries.
Apart from this, Rohit Sharma has scored 8365 runs in 148 T20I International matches with the help of four centuries and 29 half-centuries.