Rohit Sharma has taken over the full-time charge of India’s T20I captaincy.© AFP
With Rohit Sharma starting his stint as full-time T20I captain, Twitter on Wednesday created a flutter over a tweet by the India batsman from 2012. During Team India’s home T20I series against New Zealand, Rohit’s nine-year-old tweet surfaced again. He told fans about his “extra responsibility” of leading Mumbai to a Ranji Trophy match in Jaipur in 2012. Tweet, dated November 7, 2012. The first T20I began on Wednesday evening when India registered a five-wicket win against New Zealand.
touched in jaipur and yes i am looking forward to the additional responsibility i will lead the side 🙂
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 7, 2012
Since resurfacing on Twitter, the post has gone viral and has been compared to a tweet by England pacer Jofra Archer. Many of Archer’s tweets from past years are sometimes widely shared, whenever fans see any resemblance to a current event.
A fan interpreted Rohit’s tweet from 2012 and wrote, “Rohit Sharma first led Mumbai in Ranji Trophy was in Jaipur (KL Saini ground) in 2012. First time Rohit Sharma as a full time T20 captain. I will lead India. Will be in Jaipur”.
The first time Rohit Sharma led Mumbai in Ranji Trophy was in 2012 at Jaipur (KL Saini Ground).
Rohit Sharma to lead India for the first time as full-time T20 captain in Jaipur pic.twitter.com/vFzFAVqD57
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 16, 2021
Meanwhile, another Twitter user wrote, ‘Jofra Archer who?
Who is Jofra Archer?
— sanskar (mi&ro) (@imsanskar13) November 16, 2021
Rohit began his stint as full-time T20I captain with a win, with Rahul Dravid also managing his first match as the head coach of Team India. The two sides will face each other in their second T20I match on Friday.
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