Rohit Sharma, the stand-in captain of the Indian T20I team, has said that neither he nor any of his teammates faced any difficulty due to air pollution in Delhi during the test match against Sri Lanka in 2017.
The Sri Lankan players, however, had faced a lot of difficulty in breathing and they had to wear air-masks to continue fielding.
Rohit was a part of the Indian XI in that test match and had scored half-centuries in both the innings. The game had ended in a draw with Sri Lanka batting out the 5th day losing just 5 wickets.
Delhi is now all set to host another international match between India and Bangladesh and people are wondering what if the breathing problem arises again as the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi is still poor.
There are some people who are of the view that the match should actually have been shifted to some other venue in the wake of the air pollution in the capital city of India.
But, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly refused to shift the venue at the last moment and said that the game would go on as scheduled despite the pollution concerns.
Rohit, who addressed the press after reaching Delhi earlier today, refused to make a direct comment when he was asked about Delhi’s air pollution and how big a factor it might turn out to be.
According to Rohit, he has no idea about the discussion that has happened between the two boards regarding the air pollution. He can only speak from his personal point of view or from his team’s point of view and he and his team were fine when they played in Delhi in 2017.
“We are not aware of the exact discussion, but, we didn’t have any problems when we played the Test match here.” Rohit told the reporters.