Rohit Sharma has set the ICC World Cup 2019 stage on fire with his outstanding display of batting so far in the tournament. He will hope to keep up the excellent work as they gear up for the semifinal clash against New Zealand at the Old Trafford in Manchester. As India prepare to play New Zealand in the semifinal, Rohit’s childhood coach Dinesh Lad has revealed that he wants to win the trophy for MS Dhoni, who is playing his last World Cup.
Rohit wants to win the World Cup
The India vice-captain has been in sublime touch right from the start of the World Cup scoring a century against South Africa in the campaign opener. Rohit Sharma has scored five centuries in this World Cup – the most by a batsman in one edition of the competition. Besides, he has amassed 647 runs from eight games – the most by a batsman. He needs 27 runs more to overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s 673 runs – the most by a batsman in one season which he achieved it the 2003 World Cup.
Dinesh Lad, who has seen Rohit from close quarters, said that his ward has batted with great maturity and has looked like scoring a century every time he has stepped on the field. He also guessed that Rohit Sharma seems determined to win the World Cup for veteran MS Dhoni who promoted him to open the innings as a token of gratitude.
“Since Dhoni promoted him to open the innings and he became successful from there, it seems like he wants to gift him the Cup as it is his (Dhoni’s) last World Cup,” Dinesh said.
Furthermore, Dinesh Lad added Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika has been a lucky charm for the 32-year-old cricketer. Rohit and his wife have recently given birth to a daughter, and Lad believe Rohit has become more responsible after that.
“Wife (Ritika Sajdeh) has been lucky for him and he has become more responsible especially after his daughter was born. He has himself said it and it has translated into his batting,” he concluded.