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Watch: Rohit Sharma slaps Mohammed Siraj behind Rahul Dravid, the fast bowler chuckles

Rohit Sharma started his full time T20I captaincy stint with a comfortable victory

One of the short clips from the Indian dugout during last night’s T20I game between India and New Zealand is going viral in which the new Indian T20I captain Rohit Sharma can be seen giving Mohammed Siraj a cheeky, little slap on the back of his head.

Rohit Sharma, after getting dismissed for 49 runs, was back in the dugout sitting in the last row behind the head coach Rahul Dravid. It seemed as if someone cracked a dressing room joke there and Rohit had a little go at Siraj, all in a funny way as Siraj had a chuckle at Rohit’s friendly slap.

The Indian team seems to be getting along really well as the new coaching staff and the new captain have taken charge with the aim of winning world tournaments in the next couple of years. There has been a lot of positive energy in the training sessions leading up to the New Zealand series.

While the Indian team was not quite at their absolute best in the first game of the series yesterday in Jaipur, they still won the game without making too much of a fuss of it and the captain himself led from the front with a handy knock upfront.

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj share a great camaraderie between them

The video of Rohit and Mohammed Siraj is going viral on the internet as it’s such a funny video with the two cricketers having a great camaraderie between them despite having a generation and an age gap.

Rohit is someone who, even when he was the vice captain of the team, had a great rapport with all the young players. The respect for him in the Indian dressing room has been immense for his stature as a player and as a leader in the last few years.

Mohammed Siraj, who made a comeback to the Indian T20I team after a bit of a gap, proved to be a little expensive in the first game, but seemed to be getting his rhythm back in the last over of the innings as he stopped New Zealand below the score of 170.


I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.
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