Rohit Sharma is an integral part of the Indian team especially in the limited overs format of the game. Ever since being elevated as an opener of the Indian limited overs team, Rohit Sharma has made giant strides in international cricket. He has gone on to become one of the finest openers of the modern generation in limited overs cricket. He is the only batsman in the world to smash 3 double centuries. Not a single batsman has even scored 2 double centuries in ODI cricket.
Rohit was unable to realize his potential in the earlier part of his international career. He made his ODI debut for India way back in 2007 against Ireland. The Men in Blue will first face Ireland in their tour of United Kingdon. Rohit Sharma recalled the day when he made his ODI debut against the same opponents. Taking to his twitter handle he shared a picture of his maiden tour of Ireland.
“Life has come full circle; this day that year I made my debut for India and soon I’m right back where it all began,” Rohit wrote. He hasn’t been in the greatest of forms in the recent past. He failed to make 300 runs in the IPL which was the first time he failed to accumulate more than 300 runs in the tournament. His franchise Mumbai Indians also failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Rohit has been a standout performer for India in ODI’s
Rohit cleared the yo-yo test pretty recently and booked a flight for the tour of England. As per reports, it was learnt that Ajinkya Rahane was kept as a standby in case Rohit failed to pass the fitness test. Over the last 5 years, Rohit has emerged as one of the leading run-getters of India along with skipper Virat Kohli. Along with Shikhar Dhawan, he has forged a formidable opening partnership. It will be one of the opening combinations to watch out for.
Rohit hasn’t been able to impress in Test matches especially in away conditions. Hence it seems unlikely that he will be selected for the Test series in England. However, if he performs in the limited overs series he might well get yet another chance in the longest format.