No, Tushar Deshpande did not compare Rohit Sharma to Virat Kohli or Ab De Villiers
Taking Rohit Sharma’s wicket is so easy. He isn’t someone like Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers – Tushar Deshpande
IPL 2023 is being held in India. In a match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 8, April 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, CSK pacer Tushar Deshpande clean bowled MI captain Rohit Sharma for 13 balls-21 runs. And MI lost this match against CSK.
Following this, it is viral on social media that Tushar Deshpande commented on Rohit Sharma that “Taking Rohit Sharma wicket is so easy. He isn’t someone like Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers”. This is viral on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
When searching the social media pages of Tushar Deshpande, we found a status on his Instagram page denying the claim and mentioning it as fake.
He posted the collage of some of the posts with the claim that he said “Taking Rohit Sharma wicket is so easy. He isn’t someone like Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers” with a ‘Fake’ seal and mentioned it as “I have absolute respect for all the legends mentioned above. I did not, would not make any such demeaning statements. Stop spreading fake news”.
We have recorded his Instagram status as it would be removed in 24 hours from the time it has been posted.
It is found that the claim that Tushar Deshpande said taking Rohit Sharma’s wicket is so easy as he isn’t someone like Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers is Fake. Tushar Deshpande took to Instagram to clarify that he did not say any such statement.