World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma's witty response 'Phone Band Rakho Re' steals the show amid press conference
PTC Web Desk: In the imminent ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19, Rohit Sharma-led Team India braces for an intense encounter against Pat Cummins' Australia.
Rohit Sharma, exhibiting unwavering confidence during the pre-final press conference on Saturday, shed light on Team India's readiness and approach towards the crucial match against Australia.
Amidst discussions about the team's preparation, a light-hearted moment from the conference captured attention when Rohit Sharma humorously responded to a ringing phone of journalist saying' Phone Band Rakho Re'.
Expressing assurance in the team's ability to handle pressure situations, Rohit Sharma emphasised the significance of current form over past World Cup experiences. With veterans from the 2011 World Cup final in their midst, the team aims to maintain their resilient performance.
The final showdown against Australia holds particular significance as India seeks to avenge the painful defeat suffered in the 2003 ODI World Cup finals. In the earlier encounter, the Ricky Ponting-led Australian side secured a dominant victory by 125 runs, a match where India struggled to find their footing.
In the subsequent years, India has emerged as a formidable force in cricket, consistently challenging and triumphing over Australia. In the World Cup 2023, India demonstrated their mettle by defeating Australia in a previous league encounter.
The Australian team's journey in this tournament has been one of resilience and redemption, overcoming initial setbacks to display their cricketing prowess. Similarly, India's dominance has been a result of collective team effort, with notable performances by Virat Kohli and Mohammad Shami.
With anticipation soaring, the stage is set for a riveting finale promising enthralling cricketing moments. The clash between these two cricketing powerhouses is expected to culminate in a thrilling spectacle, capping off an eventful and skillful tournament.
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Prasidh Krishna
Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Cameron Green
- With inputs from agencies