Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

Sep 15, 2018, 14:50 IST
  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Rohit Sharma is an India international cricketer, who is the opening batsman of the Indian team in ODIs and the captain of the India cricket team at the Asia Cup 2018. He was appointed as the captain of the team in the absence of Virat Kohli in the tournament. Rohit Sharma has played 183 ODIs for India, with 18 centuries and a batting average of 44.99

    In pic: Rohit Sharma with wife Ritika Sajdeh

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    Rohit Sharma was born on 30 April, 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. His mother Purnima Sharma comes from Visakhapatnam. His father Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. Rohit Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivli because of his father's low income. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. He also has an elder brother, Vishal Sharma

    In pic: Rohit Sharma with wife Ritika Sajdeh

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Rohit Sharma got married to Ritika Sajdeh on December 13, 2015. Ritika Sajdeh is a sports manager who has a list of cricketers she handles, Rohit Sharma being one of them. Before the two decided to make things official, both Rohit and Ritika were very good friends for more than six years. The much in love couple have publicly professed their love on social platforms

    In pic: Rohit Sharma with wife Ritika Sajdeh

     

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Sarfraz Ahmed was named as Pakistan's Twenty20 International captain following the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, while he was named Pakistan's ODI Captain on 9 February 2017 after Azhar Ali stepped down. He took up the Test captaincy mantle for his team following the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq and became the 32nd Test captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team doing so. In March 2018, on Pakistan Day, Sarfraz Ahmed became the youngest cricketer to be awarded with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (13th highest civilian award given to Pakistani citizens)

    In pic: Sarfraz Ahmed with fellow Pakistan cricketers

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Apart from the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Sarfraz Ahmed has also won PCB's Outstanding Player of the year for 2017 and PCB's Spirit of cricket award for 2018

    In pic: Sarfraz Ahmed with fellow Pakistan cricketers

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Sarfraz Ahmed is a wicketkeeper-batsman who plays international cricket for Pakistan and is also the current captain of the Pakistan cricket team in the Asia Cup 2018. Sarfraz Ahmed has played 90 ODIs for Pakistan, scoring 2 centuries and 8 fifties at a batting average of 34.27

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Angelo Mathews is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who currently captains the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Limited Overs Format and is a former Test captain. He is also the captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team in Asia Cup 2018. He has played 201 ODIs for Sri Lanka, taking 114 wickets as a bowler, and scoring 5342 runs as a batsman at an average of 42.74

    In pic: Angelo Mathews with wife Heshanie Silva

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Angelo Mathews was born in Colombo, to Tamil father Tyronne Mathews and Burgher mother Monica Mathews. Like retired bowling legend Chaminda Vaas, Mathews is Roman Catholic and was educated at St. Joseph's College, Colombo. He is the first Josephian to be appointed captain of the national team

    In pic: Angelo Mathews with friends

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Angelo Mathews is married to his longtime partner, Heshanie Silva. The wedding reception was held on 18 July 2013 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel with the presence of former president Mahinda Rajapakse. The two have one son, who was born in 2017 February 22

    In pic: Angelo Mathews with wife Heshanie Silva

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Mashrafe Mortaza is a Bangladesh international cricketer, and current captain of the One Day Internationals for Bangladesh national cricket team. He is also a former T20I captain, until he retired from T20Is. Mashrafe Mortaza has played 190 ODIs for Bangladesh, taking 245 wickets as a bowler. He has also scored 1653 runs at a strike rate of 88.92

    In pic: Mashrafe Mortaza with his family

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Mashrafe Mortaza was born in the district of Narail in south-west Bangladesh. He enjoyed playing sports such as football and badminton from a young age, and sometimes went swimming in the nearby River Chitra instead of doing school work. He was admitted to the Department of Philosophy at the Jahangirnagar University in 2003–04 for his bachelor's degree.

    Mashrafe Mortaza has been described as an open and animated character who enjoys motorcycling. He used to travel from a local bridge onto the tops of passing goods barges. He is very popular in his home town, leading to him being dubbed their "Prince of Hearts"

    In pic: Mashrafe Mortaza with his wife

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Mashrafe Mortaza used to be considered one of the fastest bowlers produced by Bangladesh, previously bowling in the mid-135s km/h in the 2000s. He still is a useful bowler, who can take wickets at regular intervals

    In pic: Mashrafe Mortaza with his wife

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Asghar Afghan is an Afghanistan cricketer and the current captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team. Asghar Afghan is a right-handed batsman and a medium-fast bowler. In May 2018, he was named as the captain of Afghanistan, for their inaugural Test match, played against India. On 2 August 2018, he changed his last name from Stanikzai to Afghan. He will be captaining the Afghanistan team in the Asia Cup 2018

    In pic: Asghar Afghan with friends

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Asghar Afghan has played 89 ODIs for Afghanistan, scoring 1715 runs at an average of 21.99. He is known for his inspirational leadership qualities and has made a huge impact on Afghanistan's cricket history as a captain

    In pic: Asghar Afghan with friends

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    Asghar Afghan leads a dynamic Afghanistan cricket team into the Asia Cup 2018, with the likes of Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran in the team

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    Anshuman Rath, better known as Anshy Rath, is a Hong Kong cricketer. He is the current captain of the national team and will be leading Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2018

    In pic: Anshuman Rath with VVS Laxman

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  • Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma, Angelo Mathews, other captains with their wives and friends

    He is a left-handed all-rounder, who has played 16 ODIs, scoring 736 runs at a remarkable average of 52. With the ball, he has taken 14 wickets at an miserly economy rate of 2.97/per over 

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    Anshuman Rath started playing cricket at the age of four, when his father introduced him to the sport. Anshuman Rath is of Indian descent and has attended West Island School in Hong Kong when he was a child. 

    All eyes will be on this young 21-year-old captain who will look to pull off a few upsets with a fearless Hong Kong team in the Asia Cup 2018

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Asia Cup 2018 starts on September 15, with six teams playing. Lets take a look at the captains who will be marshalling their troops for the ultimate prize in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

 

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