Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exit

first_img Next Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exitICC Cricket World Cup 2019: While Team India was expected to leave for Mumbai on June 14 from London, vice-captain Rohit Sharma was spotted in Mumbai airport along with his family on Friday. India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup in Manchester on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:04 IST Rohit Sharma in Manchester after India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma amassed 648 runs, including 5 hundreds, in World Cup 2019Rohit was spotted at Mumbai airport along with family on FridayIndia players were expected to leave for Mumbai on July 14India vice-captain Rohit Sharma returned to India from England on Friday after India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Rohit has seemingly returned home ahead of his India teammates. The India opener was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Friday evening along with wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira. Rohit was spotted driving an SUV fas he was surrounded by shutterbugs at the airport.Meanwhile, India players were reportedly expected to return from England on July 14. The players are scheduled to arrive in London and start their journey to Mumbai from the English capital. India had lost to New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester in a rain-affected semi-final match that spilled into the reserve day.”All players have dispersed. They will assemble in London tomorrow. On 14th, everyone is returning together from London. They will arrive in Mumbai,” a BCCI source had told PTI.Notably, captain Virat Kohli was spotted with Bollywood actor and wife Anushka Sharma in London after the semi-final defeat in Manchester earlier this week.Rohit came up with an emotional post on social media, saying India failed to deliver as a team when it mattered the most. Rohit, captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were dismissed for 1 each in the big semi-final as India’s top-order was blown away by New Zealand pacers in their chase of 240 in Manchester.advertisementA 116-run stand for the 7th wicket between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja helped India recover from the early setbacks but India fell short of the target by 18 runs and eventually crashed out of World Cup 2019 in the semi-final.”We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered, 30 minutes of poor cricket yesterday & that snatched away our chance for the cup. My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too.The support away from home was incredible.Thank you all for painting most of uk blue wherever we played (sic),” Rohit Sharma wrote on Twitter.Rohit remains the highest run-getter in World Cup 2019 as the India vice-captain amassed 648 runs, including a record-setting 5 hundreds. Rohit fell short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup by 25 runs.Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Rohit Sharma would be feeling terrible after the World Cup semi-final exit in England.”He [Rohit Sharma] must be feeling terrible and so bad about the way we have ended this WC. It’s something which he will take quite some time to overcome because this is a huge disappointment. I feel bad for him,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.”It is a tough time for everyone, we have expectations and dreams. All I can say is its been a tough day. How bad they must be feeling in the dressing room. I fully agree that we should have chased 240. 10 out of 10 times we would have taken that.”Also Read | The contradictions and chaos that shattered India’s World Cup dreamAlso Read | BCCI wants selectors to throw light on ‘no.4’ fiasco after World Cup exitAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India cricket teamFollow MumbaiFollow India vs New Zealandlast_img