Rohit Sharma with
Rohit Sharma with

Spanish football club Real Madrid thanked Indian star batsman Rohit Sharma for his presence at El Clasico which the hosts won after they blanked arch-rivals Barcelona 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma, who is the brand ambassador of La Liga in India, is a die hard fan of the 33-time league champions.

Real Madrid took to their official Instagram handle and posted a picture with the Indian vice-captain. They presented Sharma with club's jersey. The number on the jersey was 45 with 'RO' printed on it.

RM captioned "It was great to have @RohitSharma45 at the Bernabéu!#RMFans | #HalaMadrid."

The right-hand batsman thanked the club for the experience. He commented to the post saying, "@realmadrid #HalaMadrid what a win the other night and thank you for the experience."

Rohit Sharma has been off the field for team India since New Zealand T20I series which they triumphed 5-0. He had sustained a calf injury during the final T20I against the Black Caps in Mount Maunganui.

India suffered a whitewash in ODI and Tests against New Zealand in Sharma's absence. The Men in Blue are scheduled to play South Africa for three-match ODI series starting on March 12 in Dharamshala.

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