Rohit dismisses Pant's talk of 'biggest six challenge'

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma smashes a six during the fifth and final T20I against the Kiwis earlier this year. AFP

Mumbai: Indian opener Rohit Sharma on Wednesday roasted Rishabh Pant after he came to know that the young wicketkeeper-batsman wants to challenge him in hitting the biggest six.

During an Instagram Live session, Rohit's Indian teammate Jasprit Bumrah told him that Pant wants to challenge him to see who can hit the biggest six between the two.

In reply, the Indian ODI vice-captain played down the challenge in a hilarious manner, saying: "Mere sath usko karna hai? ek saal hua nahi usko cricket khelke, chhakke ka competition kar rha hai (He wants to compete against me? He has played cricket for hardly a year and wants to have a competition)."

Rohit has so far hit 423 sixes in international cricket in 346 matches whereas Pant has hit 47 maximums from the 56 games he has played for India so far.

Rohit and Bumrah, both teammates at Mumbai Indians with the former leading the team to their record fourth IPL title, are currently enjoying a forced break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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