"It Was A Hard Pill To Swallow": Rohit Sharma On India's 2019 World Cup Exit

“It Was A Hard Pill To Swallow”: Rohit Sharma On India’s 2019 World Cup Exit

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Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma was visibly shattered as Team India were knocked out of the 2019 World Cup after their loss against New Zealand in semi-final. Months after their exit in the 2019 World Cup, the memories are still fresh in the mind of Rohit Sharma, but he has moved on from there and wants to win World Cups for the national team.

Rohit Sharma was in impeccable form throughout the 2019 World Cup. He had made run scoring look easy and led the team from the first. The Mumbai batsman said that the 2019 World Cup exit was a hard pill to swallow as the team was in good mental space and gelling up well with one another.

"It Was A Hard Pill To Swallow": Rohit Sharma On India's 2019 World Cup Exit
Rohit Sharma [Photo-Getty]
“It was a hard pill to swallow and it wasn’t easy because of the team that we had and the cricket that we were playing in the entire tournament. In the lead-up to the WC, we were all in good form, we were also in good space mentally, we were enjoying each other’s company. Everything was going pretty well,” Rohit was quoted as saying to India Today.

“And one bad day in the office and we were out of the tournament. It’s very hard if you had to re-think about it. But again, the only thing that I wasn’t able to understand was despite having a team like that, we couldn’t go through. We had everything, we had good bowlers, batsmen.

“But then, life moves on, you have to move on, there was so much cricket that was coming up after that as well. But I want to win World Cups, that’s my dream, be it T20 or 50-overs,” he added.

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Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The opener was the most runs scorer in the 2019 World Cup. He had notched up his fifth century in the tournament against Sri Lanka, breaking Kumar Sangakkara’s record for most number of centuries in a single World Cup in the process. The former Sri Lanka skipper had notched up four consecutive centuries in 2015 World Cup.

He also equalled the record for most centuries in World Cups with Sachin Tendulkar, after scoring his sixth. His only other century came during the 2015 World Cup.