Bengaluru: India limited-overs team vice-captain Rohit Sharma has revealed how his wife Ritika Sajdeh helped his little daughter Samaira recognise him when he returned from national duty.

Rohit and Ritika got married on December 13, 2015. Their daughter Samaira was born on December 31, 2018. At the time, Rohit was in Australia playing for the Indian team in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series.

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The Mumbai batsman missed a Test to return home to see his daughter and then rejoined the team for the limited overs rubber Down Under. With so much of travelling for cricket, Rohit’s daughter Samaira misses her dad’s company.

However, now with India under a lockdown until May 3 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rohit is spending time at his Mumbai home with Ritika and Samaira. On social media, he often posts pictures and videos of the family.

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Speaking to India Today news channel, Rohit revealed how Ritika had put up his player’s accreditation card to help Samaira recognise him when he is away on tours.

The 32-year-old Mumbai batsman said, “It was very important Ritika realised once she got to know she was pregnant. She realised that her (Samaira’s) father will be travelling a lot and won’t be around much. So what are the things that she can do.”

He continued, “She put the accreditation card that we get around Samaira’s cot. So that every time she wakes she sees that photo so that she realises that this photo has always been there, so it has to be someone important. This is just one example, Ritika has done so many things like this to make sure Samaira doesn’t feel she’s not always around her dad.”