Amid the 21-day lockdown across India due to the coronavirus pandemic, India opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah did an Instagram Live, where the two Mumbai Indians mate spoke of cricket and many other topics just to stay upbeat and in high spirits. Also Read - Bihar BJP Chief Tests Coronavirus Positive; Wife, Mother Infected Too
Rohit, during his chat with Bumrah, looked annoyed at fans asking the cricketers to speak in English as they were conversing in Hindi. Also Read - Now, A Squirrel in US Tests Positive For the Bubonic Plague, Twitter Says '2020 Has No Chill'
Unimpressed with the comments of the fans, India’s limited-overs vice-captain iterated that they are Indians and will speak in Hindi itself. “They are saying speak in English, no we are Indians we will be speaking in Hindi only,” Rohit said. Also Read - Bugger Hasn't Spared Me! Ishqbaaaz Actor Shrenu Parikh Tests Positive For COVID-19, Hospitalised
Bumrah instantly agreed with Rohit and said this is not right as they are in their own space and should have the freedom to speak in any language they wish to. He also said it would have been the same had they been speaking in English, fans would have wanted them to switch to Hindi.
Amid the lockdown, most of the sporting events are being canceled or postponed and the upcoming cash-rich Indian Premier League could also be called off due to the pandemic.