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Indian Premier League 2021

Rohit Sharma bats for for conservation of rhinos

In the first match against RCB, Rohit Sharma wore shoes that carried the message of Conservation of Rhinos

Rohit Sharma wore unique shoes in his first IPL game. [Credits: IndiaTV]

Rohit Sharma wore 'unique' shoes in his first IPL game. [Credits: IndiaTV]



Updated: 10 April 2021 9:48 AM GMT

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wore shoes highlighting the "Great One-Horned Rhinoceros" during the IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore to help build awareness for the need to conserve the endangered species. This IPL Rohit has taken a unique approach to speak about a cause that he has long supported – the conservation of the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Indian Rhino.

The swashbuckling batsman sported a unique design of his IPL cricket shoes which showcased the endangered species on them. The Indian rhinoceros faces several threats, including poaching, habitat loss, and mass mortality from inbreeding and disease. Defending champions MI lost the match by two wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.

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