BwC S4E9 – Rohit Sharma | The Hitman (Part 2)

BwC S4E9 – Rohit Sharma | The Hitman (Part 2)


So many people in this country…
Everyone wants to be a cricketer… It is such a position of privilege, right? – 1.2 or 1.3 billion?
– Yeah To be one of those 1.3 billion people…
That itself is a huge honour… To be selected in one of the
[most] popular sports in India… I still remember, when I was young…
At the MIG Ground in Bandra (Mumbai)… I would stand outside and watch
Sachin (Tendulkar) Paaji … And Vinod Kambli… Amol Mazumdar…
All these Mumbai stalwarts… Never imagined I will be sitting here…
Talking to Gaurav Kapur… Oho… Loving it! About my game and
what I have done, and all that… Virat (Kohli) had told us another thing…
I’ll ask you this question… But I’ll look at Ritika (Rohit’s wife)
for the answer actually… – You are extremely forgetful about things…
– 100% right! She is looking down… saying… This is such an embarrassing question,
I can’t tell you the amount of stuff I have lost… He (Virat) said, “iPad, phone, passport
You’ll never forget your cricket items” Wedding ring… Wedding ring?! No, no, no… Don’t embarrass me, man! All hell’s broken loose! So what’s the story with the ring? – I was newly married…
– Not in the habit Not in the habit, so I would
take my ring off before sleeping… Now I wear it even while sleeping…
It’s on 24/7, unless I’m batting… Or I’m on the field… But at that time,
I was newly married… So I would take it off before I slept… I have a very bad habit of getting up late
and rushing towards the airport… Usually, I tell a friend to knock on my door
or give me a call when it’s time to leave… But somehow, that day I got up late…
I quickly packed my bags and dashed off… On the bus to the airport,
Umesh Yadav walked past me… I saw his wedding ring on his finger,
and then it hit me… “Shit. My ring!” I couldn’t tell anyone what I had done,
They’d all laugh at me… I took Bhajju pa (Harbhajan Singh) aside
and whispered to him… “Can you please call your contact at the hotel
and ask him to get the ring to me”. I was hopeful of getting it back…
But soon, everyone found out… Virat Kohli spread the ‘news’ and
the whole team had a good laugh at my expense. “Welcome to the club.” So yeah… I was very embarrassed,
but never again. – Just that one time!
– That’s true. What about the other things? – That’s true, isn’t it? Say it… say it!
– That’s true! That’s true… There you go…
You’ve been certified. Certificate of excellence
has been achieved! What about other things… Phone, iPad? Many times… Too many times… On flights, I put my things
in the pocket in front of my seat… Listen to music… Then, “We’ve landed. Let’s go, Let’s go…”
I grab the cabin baggage and leave… I get off and then suddenly,
I remember I don’t have my things… So now I’ve made one person responsible… To make sure that I check
all my belongings before I leave the plane… Because when I am leaving the hotel room,
she is there… She calls me, “Phone? Wallet? Passport?
This/That? Have you taken it?” I say, “Yes… all ticks” I devised a way… ‘1-2-3-4’ ‘1-2-3-4’ meant the 4 pockets –
Phone in 1, Keys in 2… Wallet in 3, and the 4th was for the
Passport or whatever else I had… So every time I would get up,
and I was leaving somewhere… I would go ‘1-2-3-4’… Oh I see… ‘1-2-3-4’ But we wear track pants while travelling… Oh no! – So that’s got only ‘1’ and ‘2’…
– Only 1 and 2 There is no 3 and 4. – Well, at least you’ll remember two things…
– Something is better than nothing, I agree… You’re guaranteed of not losing
at least two things. I think in about 5 or 7 years, there will be
an auction of Rohit Sharma memorabilia… That people have collected from places
where you have forgotten them… Now, I’ve started putting a note with
my contact details on all my stuff… “Please, if anyone finds this,
call on this number…” If you find anything that Rohit Sharma
has lost and you return it… He won’t reward you, but he will
make a big donation to charity… – Done? Done deal?
– Absolutely! 100%. Virat also said one very interesting thing…
He said that when you get worked up… You start talking in a typically
‘Bambaiya’ (colloquial) language… Absolutely, man!
I’ve got Mumbai blood in my veins! You must have heard Ravi (Shastri)
doing commentary in Hindi… Best! You can clearly make out that he doesn’t have
a very good command over Hindi… Anyone listening to him can easily
make out that he is from Mumbai… So, well… I’ve always lived in Mumbai… But because I spend a lot of time with
all the north Indians in the team… My Hindi is quite different now,
compared to how I used to speak earlier Exactly… They bombard you
with Punjabi songs… Yeah, Punjabi songs…
And the Punjabis around me all the time… Even ma’am (Ritika) is a Punjabi… Although she speaks ‘very good’ Hindi… My Hindi is fine! We should make her say
one line [in Hindi]… Something… Please say something in Hindi. Stop being mean… My Hindi is fine! And she keeps saying it in English,
“My Hindi is fine… My Hindi is fine…” Later… Later… That works! Oh, wow… There you go…
This is typical Mumbai [food] Is the turning point of your career
when you began opening for India? 100%! Opening the innings taught me lot of things. You learn to to carry the responsibility
of the entire team on your shoulders… To get the team off to a good start and
lay a good foundation… That’s the job. But when I started opening,
I had no idea about all of this… I started figuring things out slowly… What the expectations from me are…
What I have to do for the team… Series to series, I kept progressing… And gradually I figured out
what is expected out of me… I discovered a lot of things… Because opening the batting brings a lot of challenges… Like facing the new ball… So you must have some sort of
technique to make sure that you… Get the team off to the required start. Do you remember the first conversation… When they suggested that you
should open the innings? Yeah, I remember it… We were in England… It was between Murli Vijay and me
to open the innings… Because Shikhar Dhawan was
confirmed as the first opener… I never thought that if you open,
then you have a chance to play 50 overs… You can score more runs…
That’s not how I looked at things then… I just saw it as an opportunity… – Make the most of it
– Yeah… Grab it with both hands! Do you want something to eat or not? – One French fry?
– You can try some ‘Bhurji’… This is interesting… It’s a boiled egg Bhurji. Yeah actually it’s class… Superb! Maybe you should learn [how to cook] this. Jokes apart… How is it batting
with Shikhar Dhawan? You have fun? He’s crazy, man!
I mean, his nickname ‘Gabbar’… – It’s apt, right?
– Suits him perfectly Gabbar… *famous Bollywood dialogue * The thing I share with him…
It goes back a long way… We started playing together…
In our Under 19 days… (At the) National Cricket Academy… We’re friends since then…
And so we know each other really well… And after that we went to Australia,
where he was my roommate… Shared many stories together…
Had a lot of fun… Sounds like characters from a buddy movie When we are batting together… Just a quick glance is enough for him
to know whether to run or not… Small things like this add up later. What we have done so far,
we would like to continue to do that… Get the team off to a good start,
try and win games from difficult situations… He’s a fighter and he likes challenges… He likes to show his emotions on the ground…
He enjoys his game… He’s got a wonderful family…
So all in all, he is a great guy! Superb! What about MS Dhoni? For a large part of your career,
he has been your captain… Another super fun person
to play the game with? Oh yeah, he’s always calm and at ease…
All his actions reflect his calmness… And I am also a similar type of guy…
So that’s why I relate to him a lot… He’s been a stalwart of Indian cricket!
And what he has done… No other captain has done…
Winning all 3 ICC tournaments There is so much pressure in these big tournaments…
All eyes are on the team… Everyone is expecting India to win…
And it’s tough… Right from the T20 World Cup (2007)…
It was a completely inexperienced team… MS Dhoni didn’t even have a clue
about some of his players’ strengths… Yusuf Pathan, for instance…
MS Dhoni had never seen him play… But he saw everyone at the nets,
and observed each player carefully… And then he knows instinctively
who can do what job. But, everybody has seen this about him…
What people don’t see is… That he loves to fool around too… Oh, he is very mischievous…
With players… He’s pranked lots of us… He fools around in the dressing room too… What’s the best prank that anyone
has ever played in the dressing room? Oh, when it comes to pranks,
no one can top Bhajju pa (Harbhajan Singh) And it’s not just me, if you ask anyone
in the team and they’ll say the same… It’s impossible to have a serious
conversation with him around… He has a knack of saying something
that makes you laugh. By the way, Ashu (Ashish Nehra) said that
one of the people who entertains him, is you! He says, ‘Rohit is very entertaining…” Yes, we have a lot of fun
while sitting around in the hotel rooms… Lots of idle chatter… In flights, team rooms,
dressing rooms … Just nonsense… In all that, some great stories come up… So that makes him laugh, I guess. To get a compliment from him
about being entertaining, it’s quite a big deal! It’s like getting compliments about batting from
Sachin Tendulkar and Vivian Richards. Who loves to smash faces with cakes? Who smashes faces with cake? On your birthday, I saw Krunal (Pandya)…
Right? On your birthday… Luckily, my birthday doesn’t come during
the Indian team’s playing calendar… Or else I’d be done for… What happens in the Indian team
is nothing short of madness… My birthday comes during the IPL season…
So I kind of get away… Because the overseas players in the team
don’t like the cake smashing business… They are like, “You guys get very messy…
Cake is meant to be eaten, not thrown…”. So they don’t get involved, and I get away… Whereas in the Indian team,
the entire squad pounces on you! Hardik Pandya, Patrick (Farhart),
our physio, and Sanjay Bangar… We recently celebrated
all their birthdays together… All three got cakes all over
their faces, their bodies… We literally bathed Hardik in cake! What I like to do is… To throw cake
at people’s faces… I love throwing cake. But I’m certain that if ever
these guys are around on my birthday… I won’t be spared…
They’ll drown me in cake! Your third family member…
What’s his name? King or Magic? – Magic
– Magic… ‘King’ because he is the king
of the house… That’s the secret… They are obsessed with each other Yeah… I mean I used to be scared of dogs… But you know people who are not
‘dog people’ while growing up… They tend to be a little scared,
because you don’t understand… Yes, very true… I always thought
they are dangerous, they can hurt you… Because, you know, stray dogs…
They can bite… You’ll have to get shots… Exactly… I had never really
played with a pet dog… The first time I did that
was at Ritika’s place… And now, I play with him…
I do everything… Because he is very calm and chilled…
And now he knows me… Who I am… Earlier, when Ritika was just a friend,
and if I visited her place late at night… He would bark at me… Because he used to think that if all 4 family members are at home, who has come now? A thief! Yeah, so he would attack and jump on me…
But now, whether I come at 11pm or 3am… He knows that there is this another family member
who can come at any time. – So now, he comes and smells…
– It’s cute, huh? He jumps on me affectionately…
So yeah, I really like it… – It’s very cute
– I love it! Your social awareness for animals has come
because of Ritika, right? Because earlier… It’s not like I was barbaric … It’s just that I was not as aware…
Earlier, I didn’t have an idea… It’s not like I was cruel to animals,
but I just had no awareness… But yes, she was the one who
got the information across to me… She didn’t tell me to promote anything…
Or to do something specific… We used to just talk about the way
people treat animals these days… It’s horrible! Whenever you see someone doing that,
you should go and talk to them… Tell them what they are doing isn’t right… Once I got to know all of that,
I began to feel that what we do is wrong… And we should try and help these guys…
Make sure that we treat them like one of us… That’s why we launched these phone covers… To donate to one of the foundations
that we want to support… It’s called ‘Save the Paws’. I am trying to get in to that…
And do whatever I can to make a difference. And I cannot have any better person
than Ritika to help me do that. – Dogs… Rhinos …
– Rhinos… Yes, I went to… I saw your picture… – One picture with a big rhino…
– I was very scared because… A Rhino! I had to touch him! I was very excited initially…
I went from here to this place called… Nanyuki in Kenya…
Which is close to Maasai Mara, right? Yes, Maasai Mara… It’s closer to Maasai Mara, that place…
It’s high up… As soon as I entered the place he was kept,
I started to freak out… Because they informed me that the guy
who used to look after the rhino… His guard, he had left…
And there was a new guard who had come in… But the rhino wasn’t responding
well to the new guard – And it was his eating time…
– Oh no! So the rhino was eating… And I was told
to go from behind him and touch him “Don’t go from the front, he will attack.” So, I went around him…
And he made a very dangerous noise… It was really strange sound…
Really loud and scary… But I was brave enough…
I went there and touched him… He was the last male North African rhino… – Imagine if the rhinos, you know…
– Go extinct! Yeah… And the way that they poach and
what they do to rhinos… It’s horrible… If you hear the stories, it’s horrible! You can’t even imagine that there are
these kind of people… Who are living in our country…
Or in the world. The moment I got to know that I have
an opportunity to do something for the rhino… I straight away said, “Okay, let’s go…
And try to make a difference.” Even Kevin Pietersen is doing
something about rhinos… So it’s good, you know…
All these guys coming out… And trying to do something outside cricket…
Which is always good… You should try and give back
in some way… So why not? Awesome! I think we are good…
We’re very happy… Unless… You can convince Ritika to come sit here
and answer three questions… Why are you so shy? I don’t understand… She is not shy, she doesn’t like it… That camera has just been there… – I’ve just been trying to look down…
– It’s your comfortable zone, right? – She doesn’t want to sit in the frame…
– Yeah, you’re not sitting with me… You’re sitting there and answering…
On the sides… Third Umpire…
She’s the Third Umpire. Yeah, you are playing the role. All cricketers love the Third Umpire! Third Umpire is very important… – Decision maker!
– And Third Umpire has the best job… Sit in an air-conditioned room,
watch the replay, and press a button… Yeah, make any decision…
It doesn’t matter. And change someone’s destiny… Actually, yes… Seriously! It’s a good one, right?
You’ve got this?


46 thoughts on “BwC S4E9 – Rohit Sharma | The Hitman (Part 2)

  1. After every next incident the way he looks at ritika … Just woww
    Luv you rohit the most "blessed" and humble player .
    My all time favourite…

  2. Waiting #Captain_Cool 's our beloved #Dhoni 's interview
    It will be fun to watch him

    Waiting for that Legend's such interview

  3. Please bring some footballers too. 80% of the times its about cricket.
    please try to interview footballers so that the people are aware of our other champions too!!

  4. एक क्रिकेटर होने के साथ आप एक अच्छे इंसान भी हैं रोहित शर्मा जी

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