Rohit Sharma’s 9-Year-Old Tweet Is Viral. Here’s Why | Cricket News

Rohit Sharma has taken over full-time charge of India’s T20I captaincy.© AFP

With Rohit Sharma beginning his tenure as full-time T20I captain, Twitter went wild on Wednesday over a tweet by the India batter from 2012. During Team India’s ongoing home T20I series against New Zealand, a nine-year-old tweet of Rohit resurfaced where he informed fans about his “added responsibility” of leading Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy match in Jaipur in 2012. “Touched down in jaipur and yes I will be leading the side, looking forward to the added responsibility :)”, he wrote in the tweet, which has been dated back to November 7, 2012.The first T20I began on Wednesday evening with India sealing a five-wicket win against New Zealand.

Since resurfacing on Twitter, the post has gone viral and has been compared to tweets by England pacer Jofra Archer. Many of Archer’s tweets from previous years are widely shared occasionally whenever fans spot any resemblance with a current event.

One fan explained Rohit’s tweet from 2012 and wrote, “First time Rohit Sharma ever led Mumbai in Ranji Trophy was in Jaipur (KL Saini ground) in 2012. First time Rohit Sharma will lead India as a full-time T20 captain will be in Jaipur”.

Meanwhile, another Twitter user wrote, “Jofra Archer who?”

Rohit began his tenure as full-time T20I skipper on a winning note, with Rahul Dravid also managing his first match as Team India head coach. Both sides will face each other in their second T20I on Friday.

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