Rohit Sharma can’t catch a break, even when he’s resting on the bench. Ever since the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off in September 2020 amid the global pandemic, cricketers, especially those from India have been in the public eye for purportedly gaining “extra kilos” during the coronavirus lockdown. While some players were outrightly body shamed and trolled for the “paunch” they carried on the field, many critics wondered if being “unfit” could hamper their performances on the field.

Come India-England T20I series, Indian opener Rohit Sharma was rested for the first two contests against the visitors. Sharma’s absence was dearly felt in the first T20I which the hosts lost comprehensively. In the second clash, however, India fought back with debutant Ishan Kishan stealing the show while skipper Virat Kohli had another decent outing with the bat. Amid the action taking place on the field, the camera panned to Sharma who was watching the contest from the sidelines. Perhaps camera-shy, Sharma decided to munch a few bites of food behind a support staff– visuals of which were caught on the camera.