'Ek Audio Ne Mera Vaat Laga Diya': Ex-MI Skipper Rohit Sharma Urges Cameraman To Turn Off Microphone Ahead Of IPL 2024 Clash vs LSG In Mumbai

'Ek Audio Ne Mera Vaat Laga Diya': Ex-MI Skipper Rohit Sharma Urges Cameraman To Turn Off Microphone Ahead Of IPL 2024 Clash vs LSG In Mumbai

Rohit landed in trouble after the video of him covering with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Abhishek Nayar ahead of the clash at Eden Gardens Stadium went viral on social media.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 18, 2024, 12:15 AM IST
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Rohit Sharma | Credits: Twitter

Former Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma urged the cameraman to turn off the audio while he was talking to his former teammate Dhawal Kulkarni on the sidelines of the team's practice session ahead of the IPL 2024 clash against Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 17.

Rohit landed in trouble after the video of him conversing with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Abhishek Nayar ahead of the clash at Eden Garden went viral on social media. The video gained widespread attention of the fans as the veteran opener revealed the situation in the Mumbai Indians' camp, stating that everything is going to change one by one.

The video sparked debate whether Rohit Sharma will play for Mumbai Indians in the next IPL season.

In order to avoid getting involved in another controversy, Rohit Sharma requested the cameraman to turn off the microphone.In a video that went viral on social media, Former Mumbai Indians captain was seen standing near the boundary line and talking to Dhawal Kulkarni when the cameraman caught him. When he saw the camera, Rohit Sharma pleaded with folded hands to remove the audio, explaining that he got into trouble after the last audio footage went viral.

Rohit Sharma has been stalwart of Mumbai Indians ever since he joined the franchise in 2011. Mumbai Indians' fortunes changed when Rohit was appointed as the captain by replacing Ricky Ponting in midway of IPL 2013. That season, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, MI won the maiden IPL title.

Thereafter, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to four IPL titles in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Ahead of IPL 2024, the most successful IPL captain was sacked by Mumbai Indians and replaced him with Hardik Pandya. MI's management decision received a backlash from the fans as many questioned their morale to remove Rohit despite leading the side to record IPL titles.

Rohit Sharma finishes the IPL 2024 on high

Rohit Sharma managed to finish the IPL 2024 on high as he played a brilliant innions of 64 off 38 balls, including 10 fours and a six, at a strike rate of 178.95 in Mumbai Indians' 215-run chase against Lucknow Super Giants.

Following his valiant century against Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Rohit struggled with his form and failed to deliver his best at the top. However, the veteran opener ensured that he finished off his season on a positive note at his home ground.

With 64-run knock, Rohit has completed 400 runs in the ongoing IPL season. The former MI captain has amassed 417 runs, including a century and a fifty, at an average of 32.07 and a strike rate of 150.00 in 14 matches.

Rohit Sharma will now return to action in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, where he will be leading the Men in Blue for the coveted trophy in the West Indies and the USA.

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