India captain Rohit Sharma has been issued several traffic challans for allegedly driving recklessly on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to Pune Mirror, Rohit was issued three online traffic challans for speeding while on his way to Pune to join the rest of the Indian cricketers ahead of the Bangladesh match in the 2023 World Cup.
The report claims that Rohit was driving at an extremely high speed of 200 km/hr, with his Lamborghini even reaching a top speed of 215 km/hr. This raised concerns among traffic officials and prompted them to take action. Although the exact date of Rohit's speeding driving incident has not been mentioned, it is likely to have happened between Monday and Tuesday.
Rohit reached Pune on Sunday along with other members of the Indian team. It is possible that the captain may have decided to spend a day with his family in Mumbai, as Monday was a rest day for all Indian cricketers. They resumed practice on Tuesday evening in preparation for the World Cup match at the MCA Stadium on Thursday.
Rohit Sharma has been in great form throughout the World Cup. His excellent performance has seen him move up five places to sixth in the ICC ODI batsmen's rankings. Rohit's dominance in the ongoing World Cup on home soil has been spectacular.
Rohit scored a brilliant 131 runs in the match against Afghanistan. He then played a brilliant inning of 86 runs in just 63 balls against arch-rivals Pakistan, cementing his position as one of the most in-form batsmen in the tournament.
Now Rohit's eyes are on the match against Bangladesh. This match holds special significance as Bangladesh has won three of the last four ODI matches against India. They won twice in the bilateral series in December 2022 and again in the recent Asia Cup Super Four match.
Throughout this tournament, the weaker teams have demonstrated their ability to defeat the giants. England and South Africa can confirm this after suffering shocking defeats to Afghanistan and the Netherlands respectively.
India are determined to continue their impressive performance in the World Cup. A win against Bangladesh would be their fourth consecutive win and would significantly boost their chances of regaining the top spot, which is currently held by New Zealand with 8 points.