Champions Trophy: When Sri Lanka fan Uncle Percy kissed Ajinkya Rahane

Jun 14, 2017, 20:42 IST | A Correspondent

Rahane's teammate Rohit Sharma recalled an incident while talking to cricket comedian Vikram Sathaye on 'What The Duck 2' in which Rahane was kissed by Sri Lanka's famous fan Percy Abeysekera

Percy Abeysekera
Percy Abeysekera

India batsman Ajinkya Rahane is known to be calm and composed, both on and off the field. Unlike his teammates such as Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh, who are quite animated, Rahane often tends to keep his emotions in check.

This quality of the Mumbai batsman may have got the better of him during a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2015. Rahane's teammate Rohit Sharma recalled an incident while talking to cricket comedian Vikram Sathaye on 'What The Duck 2' whichstreams on www.viu.com in which Rahane was kissed by Sri Lanka's famous fan Percy Abeysekera.

"Uncle Percy approached the team in the dressing room. "While all the players were sitting together, he proclaimed his love for India and began to boast of having good knowledge of the Indian cricket team.

"When he approached us we realised his intentions and pushed Ajinkya closer to Percy, who then kissed Ajinkya on his cheeks, while we made a video and circulated on social media," Rohit said. Rohit is known as the sleeping beauty of the team. However, he was quick to justify when Sathaye questioned him about it.

"No doubt I like to sleep, but the actual reason is that I think about myself and my strategies for the next game in order to take India to victory," he added.

Rohit was also quick to pull a fast one on his teammates who say that he does not wake up for yoga and cricket. "They are the ones who sleep off without thinking about the game and that is why they get up on time. I think about my game the entire night, which is why I cannot wake up early in the morning," Rohit said, revealing he sleeps with his bats.

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