Rohit Sharma Reveals Yuvraj Singh's Advice That Has Fuelled His World Cup Form

Rohit Sharma Reveals Yuvraj Singh’s Advice That Has Fuelled His World Cup Form

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Rohit Sharma has been on fire in the ongoing World Cup 2019. There is just no stopping the India opener. The in-form right-handed batsman is only dealing in centuries in the tournament. He hit a record century on Saturday to help India crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets. With Australia then losing to South Africa, India finished at the top of the points table.

Sri Lanka looked to have set India a tricky target when it finished its 50 overs at 264 for 7 courtesy a century from Angelo Mathews. However, a 189-run stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who too scored a ton, helped India make light work of the total. Rohit Sharma, on Saturday, scored his third consecutive and fifth overall ton of the tournament. In doing so, he broke Kumar Sangakkara‘s record of most tons in a World Cup.

Rohit Sharma’s form at the World Cup is a remarkable turnaround for him after an average outing with the bat in this year’s Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma did guide Mumbai Indians to the title but did not look like his usual self. In 15 matches, he managed to score just 2 fifties while finishing with 405 runs. But his form in the World Cup has been really outstanding.

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In 8 outings, he has scored five centuries and a fifty. The right-handed batsman has now revealed the piece of advice from his former Mumbai Indians and India teammate Yuvraj Singh that helped him turn things around. He has revealed that Yuvraj backed him to do well and motivated him by citing his own example.

“He’s like a big brother to me so we always talk about the game, about life. So he said when it matters you’ll do it. So I guess probably he was talking about the World Cup. During IPL we were having a good chat around the game basically because he was in a similar phase in 2011 before the World Cup. He was not getting enough runs,” said Rohit Sharma.

“So what he told me was to just be in good space and that’s what he did that’s why you know he was so successful at that World Cup. So that that is the chat we had,” he added.

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