Rohit Sharma has made shot-making look effortlessly easy. The opening batsman captivated the audience with his pull shot which often ends up in the second tier. Rohit Sharma usually starts off slow and accelerates once he scores his century. He has been a joy to watch over the years.
Moreover, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to hit three double centuries in the ODI format, making it look like a cake walk. Two of his three double tons have come against Sri Lanka with career-best score of 264 runs. By his own admission, Rohit Sharma has said that, if he stays in the crease for the first 10 overs it will be difficult to get him out.
However, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes out of the many things to remember in the T20 World Cup in 2007, no one remembers his quick-fire knock in the final, which enabled India to reach 157/5 in the stipulated 20 overs. Rohit had hit 30 runs off 16 balls as he remained unbeaten in a knock which consisted of two boundaries and a six.
“But everyone talks about myself or Gautam but nobody remembers that Rohit scored 36 off 18 or 20 balls in the final, which actually got us to 160. That was the most important knock of the tournament. Irfan took 3 wickets and was the Man of the Match but I think Rohit’s inning was very special in the finals,” Yuvraj Singh in Sportskeeda’s Free Hit series.
Incidentally, Rohit made his debut in 2007 T20 World Cup.
With the series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe called-off, Rohit will be next seen in action after August.