Concern after India captain Rohit Sharma caught overspeeding in Lamborghini in the middle of World Cup
The news shocked many as it was only 10 months back that ace Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant had a close shave when his car crashed and caught fire near Delhi.
India captain Rohit Sharma (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
IT’S not even a year since ace India cricketer Rishabh Pant found himself in the middle of a near-fatal car accident near national capital New Delhi where his speeding luxury vehicle crashed and caught fire and the injury cost the wicket-keeper-batter a place in the ongoing World Cup. But it seems the incident is being forgotten first.
According to a report by Pune Mirror, Rohit Sharma, who is leading India in the mega event, was caught speeding at over 210 kilometres per hour (kmph) while travelling to Pune from Mumbai, where he lives, on an expressway and got three tickets.
Sharma, who displayed superhuman form with the bat in the last two games in the World Cup after getting dismissed for zero in the first against Australia, was on his way to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune to join his teammates for the match against Bangladesh on Thursday (19).
According to the report, the 36-year-old ace batter was driving at a speed exceeding 200 kmph, sometimes touching 215 kmph. The incident raised concerns among cricket lovers and traffic officials, particularly with the memory of Pant’s accident on December 30 last year still fresh.
Pune Mirror cited a source from the traffic department expressing concern that the India captain should be travelling in the team bus with a police escort instead of speeding on a busy highway. The fans were also worried over the cricketer’s safety.
Sharma hit a blistering 131 against Afghanistan in Delhi before slamming 86 against Pakistan at more than run a ball to power his team to two emphatic consecutive wins in this World Cup.