Ritika Sajdeh shares Instagram story of baby daughter ‘cheering’ dad Rohit Sharma
Rohit scored his 22nd ODI century in 110 deliveries.
Published - Jan 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Updated - Jan 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Ace Indian batsman Rohit Sharma hit his 22nd ODI century on Saturday against Australia in Sydney, though, it wasn’t enough to help India win. Chasing a target of 289, India faced a batting debacle up front losing three wickets for just four runs and it was Rohit’s 129-ball 133 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 96-ball 51 that steadied the Indian innings but yet they fell short by 34 runs.
However, on the home front, Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh shared a post of their newborn daughter Samaira lying in front of the television with the match on and wearing a blanket, which had “I love my daddy” engraved on it. Ritika shared the cute video of the camera fast changing focus between the television screen and Samaira’s cute blanket to signify the newborn ‘cheering’ her father on the ground.
Rohit missed the fourth Test against Australia earlier this month as he flew back home after the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne to be with his newborn daughter and wife. The Indian limited-overs vice-captain returned to join the ODI squad on January 8.
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Rohit hits fifth ODI hundred in Australia
The 133 was Rohit’s fifth ODI hundred on the Australian soil and he now has 29 international hundreds. Rohit now is the joint third in the list of most ODI century-makers for India with former India captain Sourav Ganguly and after Sachin Tendulkar (49) and captain Virat Kohli (38).
While former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara also has five hundreds in Australia, Rohit is now the second in the list of batsmen with most hundreds (seven) scored in India-Australia ODIs. Tendulkar tops the list with nine while Ponting follows Rohit with six. Rohit also has a double hundred against Australia in ODIs, scored in Bengaluru in 2013.
The ace batsman made a comeback to India’s Test team on the back of his excellent form the ODIs in 2018 (he was the second highest scorer after Kohli in the year) and the new year, too, has started with a bang for the Mumbai batter.