After his ‘Save The Rhino’ message, the Mumbai Indians captain, Rohit Sharma, has come with another request for his fans. This time for the marine life where he requests people to protect the oceans and their habitats, during the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which Mumbai won, in a stunning comeback fashion.
On Saturday Rohit Sharma wore shoes which read: “Save the Corals.” The opener further elucidated his love for the ocean and one for which he is primed to give his full effort in raising awareness.
“Our reefs are the heart and souls of our oceans. Nothing makes me happier than a healthy reef. My love for the ocean cannot be put into words and saving it will forever be my cause,” Rohit Sharma tweeted.
“I was afraid of the ocean at the start but as I learnt more about it and all the amazing marine life it houses and the massive role it plays for our survival, I fell in love instantly.
“Even the tiniest change in our mindset, in our activities or in our understanding of what we can do to help will have a massive ripple effect on our environment. Protecting our oceans means protecting our future,” he further added.
In the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 33-year-old sported shoes with ‘Save The Rhino’ imprinted on it; he also endorsed the message: ‘Plastic Free Ocean’ in the later match. His love and care for the rhinos have been well-known, now the fans got to learn his profound feeling towards the marine life as well.
Great effort from the bowling unit; we can bat better in the middle overs: Rohit Sharma
Speaking of the game, the MI bowlers once again staged a brilliant comeback to defend their total of 151 after Jonny Bairstow smashed them with his gung-ho batting approach. The SRH slipped from 67/0 to 90/3 and then collapsed to 137 all out.
However, as the skipper addresses, it wasn’t a complete performance by the defending champions. Between a 55-run opening stand and the late blitz of Kieron Pollard, MI suffered a slump in the run-rate in the middle-overs as Quinton de Kock, and Ishan Kishan found it difficult to get going on a challenging surface.
“It was a great effort from the bowling unit. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy. On that pitch, when you’re bowling well, it’s not easy. I thought it was a good score on that pitch. You saw from both the teams, trying to capitalise on the powerplay. Having said that, I think we can bat better in the middle overs. All these guys have played a lot of cricket on pitches like these. So, there are areas to work on,” Rohit Sharma said after the game.
Nonetheless, Mumbai sits on top of the points table; they meet Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.