Team India vice-captain Rohit Sharma dished the dirt on his teammates in a fun video posted by ICC on their twitter handle during the promotional shots of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
Rohit was asked to reveal who is late to the bus, obsessed with selfies, watches romantic comedies the most and much more and the Hitman didn't hold back while answering.
A prominent figure among the answers remained India's mercurial all-rounder Hardik Pandya while Rohit himself also took the blame on himself on some occasions.
Rohit Sharma dishes the dirt on his teammates.— ICC (@ICC) May 27, 2019
They don't call him The Hitman for nothing 😂 pic.twitter.com/PUPsn56Xhx
The Indian team is a closely knit group and the fun and games are a part of it but they will need to focus on the task in hand in their second warm-up game of the tournament against Bangladesh on May 28 after going down in the first one to New Zealand.
The Virat Kohli-led India were thrashed in their first warm-up game against New Zealand at The Oval on Saturday. Left-arm pacer Trent Boult wreaked havoc on the Indian batsmen as they were bundled out for a mere 179 which the Black Caps chased down easily losing four wickets.
Earlier, having won the toss, Kohli elected to bat on a wicket with a fair amount of grass in order to test his batsmen in challenging conditions. However, his decision backfired as none of the three opening options - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul - managed to make a mark. Even Kohli, the number one batter in the world, couldn't provide much resistance to his struggling team and was cleaned bowed by Colin de Grandhomme. After his wicket, India were left reeling at 39 for 4 in the 11th over.
Hardik Pandya managed some quick runs while MS Dhoni hung around for a while but by the time Ravindra Jadeja walked out to bat, they were reduced to 77 for 5, and three balls later, slid to 81 for 6. Boult snared a four-fer while James Neesham snared three wickets as India folded up for 179, batting less than 40 overs.
India will now aim to bounce back against Bangladesh in the second warm-up tie and then begin their campaign on a positive note versus South Africa at the Rose Bowl on June 5.
(With inputs from IANS)