Revealed: Reason behind Rohit Sharma’s ‘achche din’

Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction


There are phases in life where nothing can go wrong. Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is certainly going through one such phase. “Hitman”, as he is called by his teammates, scored a mammoth 264 in a One-Day International (ODI) recently, making him the only batsman to score two centuries in ODIs. However, there is a reason behind Rohit’s purple patch. Rohit met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 25, along with Zaheer Khan. Apparently Modi election campaign ‘achche din’ inspired the batsman to perform well.

Very few noticed that Modi’s spell had worked when Rohit smashed the Sri Lankan attack in the practice match at Mumbai hammering them for 142.

“After the innings, Modiji called me up and said that I shouldn’t just stop at ‘achche din’. He explained to me a concept ‘Make in India’. It is such an easy concept, bat on flat tracks and score as many runs as you can,” said an excited Rohit.

That’s not all, Rohit requested the PM that he should have a serious conversation with Australian PM Tony Abbott on the way his country’s bowlers will treat the Indians, especially him.

“It would be an insult to the nation if a legend like Rohit is teased and bullied by the Australian pacers Down Under. Hence Rohit has spoken to the PM to settle the issue before it gets out of hand. The fact that Rohit will open the innings in limited-overs makes the issue more sensitive,” a source close to the batsman revealed.


(It’s said that looks can be deceiving. Abhijit Banare is a perfect example of that belief. Those who don’t know him often get stumped that this quiet person is capable of impish humour. His repartees and one-liners have people around him in splits.)