Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been making the headlines for all the right reasons as a captain and batsman in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Meanwhile, he came under fire for overspeeding on the Mumbai-Pune highway. The skipper was caught travelling in his car at a blistering speed. The traffic authority concerning that area took note of the incident and took the matter very seriously.
They have every right to care for the safety of the people. According to a report from Pune Mirror, Rohit Sharma was issued three challans for crossing his limits and driving a Lamborghini Urus at a top speed in excess of 200 kmph. Some fans opine that Rohit Sharma shouldn’t be driving the car at this maximum speed since it can be too risky in the first place.
Rohit Sharma received 3 traffic challans on his number place for overspeeding
The Indian captain decided to take a short break by travelling to his hometown, Mumbai to spend some quality time with his family for two days following India’s game against the Pakistan cricket team at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. He jetted off to Mumbai via helicopter before reuniting with the team on October 17, Tuesday.
Rohit Sharma issued 3 challans for overspeeding at the Mumbai-Pune highway.
He was crossing 200kmph while driving. (Pune Mirror). pic.twitter.com/52ghlg7b3m
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 18, 2023
Here’s how the social media users reacted:
He thought it's strike rate with which he is batting so he increased speed to around 200kmph 😅 pic.twitter.com/VBW1S0M5iT
— CricWiz (@CricWizTalks) October 18, 2023
Not the first time he scored 200 🥵🥵🥵
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 18, 2023
Yaha bhi 200, but on roads it’s too dangerous 💀
— Rahul Varma (@urscoolrahul) October 18, 2023
Rohit Sharma crossing 200 for 3 Times we have seen Before !
— ᴘʀᴀᴛʜᴍᴇsʜ⁴⁵ (@45Fan_Prathmesh) October 18, 2023
Even Lamborghini Uranus couldn’t touch 264 😎😎
— Useer45 (@140of113) October 18, 2023
Rohit Sharma and 200+ 🔥 Never Ending a Love Story
— Shivani (@shivani_45D) October 18, 2023
While returning, the Indian captain Rohit Sharma drove a Lamborghini Urus at top speed on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which caught the attention of the traffic authorities. The concerned traffic authority issued three online traffic challans on his registered number plate.
“The Indian captain, right in the middle of the World Cup, driving down on a highway is not advisable at all. He should be travelling in the team bus with a police car escorting it,” the traffic personnel added in a statement.
Rohit Sharma led the team ever so well in the World Cup 2023. His performances as captain and batsman have been nothing short of spectacular. Under his leadership, India won three games on the trot, defeating Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan respectively.
India will be looking forward to giving it all in the next clash against the Bangladesh cricket team on October 19, Thursday at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Bangladesh started their campaign with a win over Afghanistan cricket but surrendered at the hands of New Zealand and England in the next two games.