Rohit Sharma has been an indispensable part of the Indian team for nearly a decade now. After an unimpressive start to his international career, he finally shifted gears in 2013 when India promoted him as an opener. The right-handed batsman has not looked back since then.
In fact, it would not be wrong at all to say that he has been the best ODI and T20I opener in the world since being asked to open the innings. Three double centuries in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is just tell the story of how dominating he has been. Last year, he also sealed his spot in the Test side after being promoted as an opener.
But while Rohit Sharma is now one of the best batsmen in the world right now, things were not always rosy for him. It took him more than six years to cement his spot in the Indian team. Rohit Sharma made his international debut during the 2007 T20 World Cup and while he impressed straightaway, he started struggling for consistency soon.
He was in and out of the team for a long time before MS Dhoni decided to promote the talented batsman to open the innings and the decision turned out to be a masterstroke. A leading batsman in the world right now, Rohit Sharma recently opened up about the lowest point of his international career.
He was doing an Instagram live with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and during that he went to reveal the lowest point in his career. Rohit Sharma said that failing to find a spot in India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad is the lowest point of his career.
“Not getting picked for the 2011 World Cup squad, that was the saddest moment as it was happening in our own backyard, the final was played at my home ground,” Rohit Sharma told Pietersen.
But he went on to admit that it was due to his own mistakes that he did not make it to the squad.
“It was due to my performances, I was not at my best,” said the Mumbai stalwart when asked why he did not make the 2011 World Cup squad.