Updated June 1st, 2024 at 07:15 IST

'Oho Larry Paaji!': Skipper Rohit Sharma has a quirky conversation with NBA's Larry O'Brien Trophy

India skipper Rohit Sharma was seen interacting with the NBA's Larry O'Brien Trophy as it made a stop at the Nassau County Stadium ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Rohit Sharma | Image: Instagram/@ICC

With the ICC Men's T20 World Cup all set to begin, all the attention of the fans is over the sport that has been distinct for the audience in the United States. But before the thorough attention shifts to the World Cup, the NBA Finals have come up, with the Trophy tour making a pitstop at the newly-built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. One of the most prolific cricket team captains, India's Rohit Sharma, was seen posing alongside the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy, and he also had a fun conversation with the coveted NBA title.

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Rohit Sharma meets the NBA's Larry O'Brien Championship trophy at Nassau County Stadium

The NBA's Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy made a stop at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, and Team India skipper Rohit Sharma was seen admiring the title. In a video shared by the NBA on the social media platform Instagram, with a hilarious greeting, Rohit addressed the trophy as though it were a living entity at the start of the video. The Indian captain continued by naming Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls as his favourite player in the dominant sport.


"Oh Larry paaji, kya haal chaal. [Oh Larry brother, how are you?]," Rohit said in the beginning.

"My favourite has always been Michael Jordan, for what he did for Chicago Bulls is obviously quite inspiring. And guys like LeBron James, Steph Curry, those are the guys I love watching," he added.

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The NBA Finals has narrowed down to two teams, the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks, and they will play a series of seven games. The one who has the most number of wins will emerge as the winner and will lift the coveted Larry O'Brien Championship title.

In terms of the T20 World Cup, the fans are just a day away from high-octane action as some of the world's top teams will battle for the title. England, who are the defending champions, will aim to fire through all the guns, but teams like West Indies, Australia, and more have been putting on a solid show in the warm-ups. It will be an exciting month-long action in the game of cricket.


Published June 1st, 2024 at 07:15 IST