Sachin Tendulkar has welcomed fellow One-Day Internatonal double-centurion Rohit Sharma to Team adidas as the company's latest elite world-class athlete.
Sharma, who hit 209 against Australia earlier this month, has taken over captaincy of the Mumbai Indians, the team with which Tendulkar ended his Twenty20 career.
Tendulkar recently retired from all cricket and was given a hero's farewell after the second Test against the West Indies and Sharma joins team-mate Virat Kohli as part of Team adidas.
"We are proud to have Rohit in team adidas - he is a class act on the field, an extremely talented batsman, a brilliant fielder and a natural leader," Tushar Goculdas, Brand Director, adidas India said.
"Besides being one of the leading run-scorers in ODIs this year, he has had a phenomenal start to his test career and we believe this partnership will only empower him to deliver more stellar performances.
"Rohit is an inspiration to young, aspiring cricketers and he will be a key driving force for adidas’ cricket equipment business."
Sharma added, “It was an honor to be welcomed into team adidas by my hero, Sachin Tendulkar. I have been a big fan of adidas and their amazing line of products, always delivering the best for the athlete.
"This partnership has already got off to a dream start and I am raring to take on my next challenge in the three stripes."
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