Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsmen in limited overs cricket. In the last 5 years or so, he has worked extremely hard on his batting and established himself as one of the most dangerous opening batsmen in the world.
He is the only batsman in the world to score three double hundreds in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Recently, in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, leading the side, Rohit Sharma made Lankan bowlers look very ordinary and scored his third double hundred.
Recently, Rohit Sharma appeared on the popular show ‘Breakfast with Champions’ hosted by Gaurav Kapoor and revealed many unknown stories from his life, on and off the field.
One of the highlights of the episode was when Rohit narrated an incident from his childhood days when he almost got arrested by police for breaking a window.
Rohit said that his family always like cricket and they used to watch cricket at least 16 hours a day.
“My family always liked cricket. In a day, if not for all the 24 hours, at least 16 hours we used to watch cricket. All my chachas (uncles) and buas (aunts) have played cricket, not at the highest level but in school and college. Of course (my uncles got involved in my game),” Rohit Sharma said.
He added that his chacha (father’s younger brother) used to watch him play cricket and observe his technique closely. He also revealed how he almost got arrested by police.
“When I used to play in our building, my chacha used to watch me from top, checking my batting. I have broken a lot of window glasses. There was a police complaint against me for breaking glasses. Once police came and threatened with putting me in jail if repeated. All the neighbours were troubled by us daily (breaking glasses),” Rohit added.
“We were three to four of us who played cricket always. Later we used to go to grounds and play but we never completely let go of playing in our building. We never gave up on that,” quipped Hitman.