David Beckham Dons Rohit Sharma’s India Jersey, India Captain Wears Football Icon’s Real Madrid Shirt. See Pics

It was a sight to behold in Mumbai during the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand when Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and England football icon David Beckham shared a moment together. Beckham took to Facebook to share a picture of him meeting Rohit. While Beckham was wearing Team India’s number 45 jersey with Rohit’s name on it, the ‘Hitman’ wore Beckham’s number 23 shirt from his time with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

“Great to meet you captain Good luck in Rohit Sharma’s final Indian Cricket team,” Beckham’s Facebook post captioned.

Rohit is one of the best opening batters ever. With 18,192 runs in 461 internationals with 45 centuries and 100 fifties, including 10,662 runs in 261 ODIs with 31 centuries and 55 fifties, the Indian skipper is considered one of the best ever to do it. He has 579 sixes in international cricket, the highest number of any cricketer.

The ‘Hitman’ led India to two Asia Cup titles in 2018 and 2023. He has led his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) to five titles, making him a very skillful too.

Beckham is in India and watched India’s clash with the Kiwis in Mumbai. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The International Cricket Council has partnered with UNICEF to empower women and girls and promote gender inclusion and equality through cricket.

On the other hand, Beckham is considered to be one of the best footballers of all time. He represented England at national level and made over 100 appearances for them from 1996-2009. The midfielder has also represented iconic football clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and LA Galaxy in his decorated career. With these clubs, he won prestigious titles such as the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League.

Coming to the game, India chose to bat first and scored 397/4 in their 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma (47 in 29 balls, with four boundaries and four sixes) and Shubman Gill (80 in 66 balls, with eight fours and three sixes) made a fine start with a 71-run opening stand.

Virat Kohli (117 in 113 balls, nine fours and two sixes) added his 50th ODI ton, while Shreyas Iyer (105 in 70 balls, with four boundaries and eight sixes) scored his second WC century in a row, helping India post a huge score. . KL Rahul also delivered a 20-ball cameo of 39 runs, with five fours and two sixes.

Tim Southee (3/100) was the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis. Trent Boult (1/86) also got a wicket.

Chasing 398, Kiwis lost two early wickets. But a 181-run partnership between Daryl Mitchell (134 in 119 balls, with nine fours and six sixes) and skipper Kane Williamson (69 in 73 balls, with eight centuries and six) kept Kiwis alive and Indian bowlers sweating for answers. Glenn Phillips also played a valuable knock of 41. However, two wickets over Mohammed Shami changed the game and the Men in Blue bowled exceptionally well in the death overs to restrict NZ to 327 in 48.5 overs.

Besides Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj got a wicket each.

Shami was the ‘Player of the Game’ for his spells.

Topics mentioned in this article

Denial of responsibility! vismuseum.org.in is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – at loginhelponline@gmail.com The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Read original article here

Leave a Comment