Rohit Sharma picks the best footballer among his team-mates

Tanya Simon
December 13, 2019

Speaking to The Drum previous year, La Liga boss Jose Cachaza said brands are also starting to see the opportunity around football in India.

Meanwhile, Rohit stressed that football has always held a special place in his heart and, therefore, he is humbled to have been named the ambassador of the La Liga.

Rohit Sharma who had an wonderful year across formats said that he was thrilled when LaLiga asked him to be their brand ambassador.

"Rohit Sharma is the flawless example of this, in spite of being the most renowned face in Indian cricket right now, he is also an ardent football and LaLiga fan".

He said, "I am truly delighted to be associated with La Liga".

Footballers' hairstyles "The young guys who have come into the team like Shreyas Iyer, K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, they all follow football and they do watch all these footballers, their hairstyle and what they do with their hairstyle." said the dashing opener on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma also spoke about the future of football in India.

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Rohit Sharma touched the pinnacle of success after scoring a series of hundreds in the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 and also becoming the first cricketer to score five centuries in a World Cup tournament.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony in Mumbai, the 32-year-old said that former Team India skipper MS Dhoni is the best footballer in the national cricket team.

Upon being questioned on whom he would rate as the best footballer among Indian cricketers, he said, "I think MS Dhoni is the best footballer in our team". Only because it gives me so much joy to watch all these players when they score a goal they celebrate, they make those moves on the field. Those kinds of things I used to look forward to.

The nation has taken rapid strides in football in the recent past, with a number of foreign organizations accepting the growing football market in India. It takes time for any sport to develop in a country.

"Look at where we were now in the 1930s in cricket".

"Indian football has taken giant leaps over the last few years. Everybody wants to pick up the bat and play cricket in India", added Rohit.

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