Rohit Sharma with two Lankan fans Image: Twitter
India captain Rohit Sharma is working hard to adapt to Sri Lankan conditions and is even learning Sinhalese — one of the country's official languages.
Rohit, who is captaining Team India in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy in Virat Kohli's absence, found it hard to settle in Sri Lankan conditions in the first three matches but found his touch in India's last match against Bangladesh with a well-deserved half-century. Rohit's Team India will meet Bangladesh in the final on Sunday evening and the occasion marks a huge opportunity for Rohit to prove his mettle as captain by winning a trophy with a team which is missing key players including captain Kohli, veteran MS Dhoni and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
However, the 30-year-old seems to be under no pressure at all ahead of the big day and spent some time with local Sri Lankan fans learning a few sentences of Sinhalese. In the video posted by BCCI, an enthusiastic Rohit can be seen asking two well-known Lankan fans — Mohamed Nilam and Gayan Senanayake — to translate commonly used phrases to Sinhalese for him. Take a look: