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Virat Kohli says Rohit Sharma funniest, Yuvraj Singh never orders food

first_imgVirat Kohli has revealed that Rohit Sharma is the funniest player in the current Indian team. Kohli made an appearance on Gaurav Kapoor’s chat show, Breakfast with Champions, in which he revealed the dressing room secrets.Kohli said while Rohit is the funniest among his teammates, the Mumbaikar’s also has the habit of forgetting things of everyday life.”Rohit Sharma is actually one of the funniest people you will ever come across. If he has to address some issue, he will do so in his typical ‘tapori’ (Mumbai Street lingo) style, like if I have to say, there’s a lot of traffic in Lokhandwala. He’ll say, ‘There’s a lot of this over there’. Then we wait… five seconds, 10 seconds…’But it’s very this, man’. Basically, it is up to you to understand. I have said what I had to now it’s up to you and how sharp your brain is…I’m, not going to explain what I’m talking about’,” Kohli said.”The number of things Rohit Sharma forgets, I’ve never seen anyone else so forgetful. iPad, wallet, phone…not the small things, but daily use essentials…I don’t care, I’ll get  new one. he has no idea he’s left something, the bus would’ve travelled half way to the hotel and then he remembers ‘Oh, I left my iPad on the plane’. He’s left his passport also a few times. It was really difficult retrieving it. The logistical manager always asks, ‘Does Rohit Sharma have all his stuff?’. Once he gets a yes from Rohit then only does the bus departs,” he said.advertisementKohli, however, was all praise for Rohit, who holds the record for highest individual score in one day internationals.”Initially when Rohit was bursting onto the scene…we were all very curios because everyone was talking about his player Rohit Sharma. We were very curios because we were also young players but nobody was talking about us. Then during the T20 World Cup I saw him bat…and I just slumped on the sofa. That shut my mouth forever. When you saw him play you understood what people were talking about. What we are witnessing here, amazing. I haven’t seen someone time the ball better than him,” he said.PANDYA’S LOVE FOR ENGLISH SONGS”Only Punjabi music plays in the dressing room. Most don’t get their iPods…Hardik Pandya has an iPod, which has only English songs on them…from which he doesn’t know even five words of. He just wants beats and he will keep moving. We get irritated by those songs. The only other IPod left would be mine, which has Punabi songs…sometimes Hindi romantic songs are also there, but rest Punjabi. The mood in the dressing room should be kept lively.””I have never seen anyone as lost as Hardik Pandya. He will say anything. He was Ash’s (Ravichandran Ashwin) name a few days back. In a hurry he said Ravikasyap Ashwin bowls very well. He has absolutely no control over his tongue. He is very good from the heart.””Sukhbir Paaji was…Ishant Sharma. Ishant Sharma has grown out his hair now, and ties it in a bun. One day he was wearing black shades, so I named him Sukhbir from that day, as he is tall also.”DHAWAN’S ‘NOTEBOOK’ MOMENT”You know about ‘Jaat Ji’ (Shikhar Dhawan). This one time, we had a Ranji Trophy match in Delhi, our wicket-keeper was Puneet Bist. Shikhar Dhawan was at first slip and I was at second. Regular game at the Roshanara Club in Delhi. We were switching ends between overs…There was a new player in the team. He kept coming to me, saying things like, ‘that’s a good bat, where did you get it from, where did you get these shoes from?’. I started getting irritated because every time I turned around, he was there. Puneet, our wicket keeper said, ‘he can be annoying but he’s generally a nice guy.’Then there was Shikhar Dhawan.. he jumped in and used his magical brain of his. He said, ‘He’s a good kid but he’s trying to get into your notebooks.’ I said, ‘what do you mean by notebooks?’. He’s like ‘what books do you call it..’. he is referring to ‘good books’ as notebooks.I said, ‘Didn’t you ever touch one in school?’.I remember this New Year party at our friend’s farmhouse in Delhi. He was very excited…’A big party, all our friends will be there, lots of fun’. So the plan was made, everything was organised. Shikhar was on his way home when he got a call. The person on the other end says, ‘Shikhar Dhawan ji’? He says, ‘Yes’. There is lots of traffic, and he was trying to drive at the same time. The caller says, ‘There’s a function in Mumbai and we want you to be the Chief Guest’.advertisementSo Shikhar says, ‘Yeah yeah okay, just call me later’. And he hung up. In the meantime, the other guy got the invitation cards printed in Mumbai. And later that evening Shikhar gets his flight ticket on the mail. ‘Your flight is at such and such time.’ Shikhar asks, ‘Who are you?’.The guy replies, ‘I just spoke to you in the afternoon and you said ok, to call you later and we have got the cards printed’. Shikhar says, ‘Brother, but who are you?’You’ve got a flight tomorrow at 12 for the function in Mumbai for which you are our Chief Guest’. So while we’re all enjoying our New Year’s party, Shikhar is sitting on stage for a function in Mumbai.”YUVRAJ NEVER ORDERS FOOD”In the early days, Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) used to call me, ‘Cheeku, order some food’.’What do  you want to eat?”Anything’.He’ll never tell you what he wants.I ordered the food, Cottage cheese, spinach with corn, daal. When the order arrives, he’ll have a bite, ‘You call this daal? It’s bland! You call this spinach?’He won’t say what he wants to eat, he’ll make you order and then he will complain, criticise the food. You ask him the next time, ‘What do you want to eat?’He will reply, ‘Why don’t you order.’Till date he has never said what he wants to eat, because he wants to criticise.”last_img

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