Rohit Sharma responds to PM Narendra Modi’s plea, calls voting most important tool for better future – Times Now

Rohit Sharma responds to PM Narendra Modi's 'voting' plea

Rohit Sharma responds to PM Narendra Modi’s ‘voting’ plea&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspAP

A few days ago Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to urge sports & entertainment celebrities, politicians, media personnel, etc to inspire a huge voter turn-out in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. Among the cricketers that PM Modi tweeted to included stalwarts like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. The Hitman replied to the tweet highlighting how voting remains the ‘most important tool’ for the betterment of the citizens and the country.

“Voting is the most important tool for a better future for our beloved country. It’s our responsibility to ensure we take that seriously and cast our vote @narendramodi,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website on Thursday.

The General Elections are coinciding with the Indian Premier League season 12 this time around, and before the cricketer gets busy with their respective franchises, PM Modi deemed this as the right time to ask them to spread awareness and ask the 130 crore Indian population to cast their votes.

PM Modi had earlier tweeted: “Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45, 

You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections. 

When this happens, democracy will be the winner!”

After seeing the international duty come to a halt with a 3-2 ODI series defeat at the hands of Australia, Rohit will soon join the Mumbai Indians camp where some of his teammates have already started to prepare for the 12th edition of the cash-rich franchise league.

The previous season wasn’t the best for Mumbai Indians, as they finished 5th in the IPL standings with just 6 wins in 14 matches. The Rohit Sharma-led franchise had bought a total of 6 players in the IPL this season, including the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga.