Social media praises Rohit Sharma’s appointment as La Liga brand ambassador: After La Liga appointed Rohit Sharma as its face in India, thousands of social media users reacted to the announcement with most among them congratulating the Mumbai-born cricketer. His appointment as La Liga’s brand ambassador came hours after India won the three-match T20I series 2-1.

In the match at the Wankhede Stadium, the 32-year-old batsman smashed 71 off 34 balls coupled with five maximums and six fours. He and KL Rahul gave a strong opening start to India, scoring 135 runs. He also became the first Indian to hit 400 international sixes.

Prior to the match, Rohit had hit 399 sixes. Now he has 404. The top-second ODI batsman is the third to smash most sixes across the three formats of the game. He is after Chris Gayle (534) and Shahid Afridi (476). Brendon McCullum (398) and MS Dhoni (359) are at the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

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Here is the social media reaction to Sharma’s appointment as La Liga brand ambassador:

A twitter user said: Meet the 1st Indian batsman to hit 400 International sixes. 🔥Rohit is also the fastest to hit 400 international sixes (in 360 inns)

A user wrote: Just look how effective it is – this post has generated 4250 likes in just 20 minutes and I can assure that not all of them are GOATies

While many La Liga fans wanted Sharma to appeal La Liga to telecast this season’s league. It is pertinent to mention that the millions of football fans are unable to live watch La Liga in India. The live telecast is only available on Facebook which fans say was irritating.

Another user wrote: Congratulations @ImRo45 now please ask them to broadcast the la liga matches in India just like Cricket matches

A user wrote: But we don’t have tv broadcast ☹️☹️ Missing #ElClassico in my tv🥺

Meanwhile, the India opener has been an ardent La Liga fan. In 2018, he had shared a photo wearing Spanish jersey on his Instgram handle. 

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