WATCH: Jos Buttler asks Babar Azam to translate Rohit Sharma’s Hindi joke about England’s controversial win at 2019 World Cup

Rohit was asked by a journalist about England's controversial win at the 2019 ODI World Cup.


WATCH: Jos Buttler asks Babar Azam to translate Rohit Sharma’s Hindi joke about England’s controversial win at 2019 World Cup

Jos Buttler, Babar Azam (Image via X)

During the Captain’s Day ahead of the start of the 2023 ODI World Cup, a video of India captain Rohit Sharma‘s hilarious response to a journalist has gone viral. Though Rohit is known for his jokes during press conferences, the limelight here fell on England skipper Jos Buttler and Pakistan captain Babar Azam.

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Rohit was asked by a journalist about England’s controversial win at the 2019 ODI World Cup. The team under Eoin Morgan snatched the victory from Kane Williamson-led New Zealand on the basis of the boundary-count rule.

Rohit was asked whether both the teams should have been declared as joint winners. But the Indian skipper was surprised that such a question was even asked to him. He sarcastically replied that he had no power to declare the winners.

The entire conversation was in Hindi and while those who understood the language broke into laughter, Buttler, who was part of the team that lifted the 2019 World Cup, was visibly puzzled. Babar was sitting beside him so he asked the Pakistan skipper for translation.

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Watch the video here: 

In the 2019 ODI World Cup final, Buttler scored a match-winning 59 runs from 60 balls. And later, during the Super Over, he scored an unbeaten seven runs off three balls.

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Jos Buttler confirms Ben Stokes is struggling with hip injury 

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has made his comeback to ODI cricket after taking a U-turn from his retirement decision. However, he is also struggling with a hip injury and won’t be playing until he is deemed fit confirmed Jos Buttler during the pre-match press conference.

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WATCH: Jos Buttler asks Babar Azam to translate Rohit Sharma's Hindi joke about England's controversial win at 2019 World Cup
Ben Stokes (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

He’s got a light niggle with his hip. Fingers crossed that it’ll be good news for us. He’s working hard with the physios and we’ll know more when the guys arrive for training today. We’ll make the right call: if he’s not fit to play, he’s not fit to play,” Buttler said.

England are slated to start their World Cup campaign in Ahmedabad against New Zealand on October 5. They will play a total of nine matches in the group stage.

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