The past few months have witnessed the absolute aura, charisma and persona of India’s ever-elegant Rohit Sharma. The batting beast has been in the form of his life, piling up centuries for fun. The recent home season against Sri Lanka witnessed him reaching some extraordinary feats.
If his third ODI career double ton wasn’t enough to portray his class, the Mumbai star went a step ahead at Indore as he blazed his way to the joint quickest T20I ton, which he brought in just 35 deliveries. The carnage and destruction left to the fore by Rohit Sharma was simply phenomenal and beyond words.
A big motivating factor though, behind Rohit Sharma’s heroics, was the presence of his wife, Ritika. During both the knocks against Sri Lanka, his better half was in the audience and that according to Sharma, was a big source of inspiration.
Jokes are now around that for Rohit to repeat similar feats in South Africa; it will be important that his wife join the team as the 17th member of the squad. To this, the soft-spoken star had an answer of his own.
“Yeah, that’s funny. Even I heard that one. She and me definitely make a great team. She’s been a great support as a wife, friend, manager, everything and that’s just adding to the freedom with which I can express myself on the field,” said Rohit in his interaction with Cricbuzz.
The stroke maker though was in full awe of South Africa’s intimidating bowling lineup and praised the Proteas bowlers as the best in the whole world.
“It’s the best attack in the world. See, England and Australia can also unleash a great variety at home. But this South African attack is different and certainly the most lethal. It’s not a one-dimensional attack. They have variety, experience and different skill levels. Kagiso Rabada is a tall guy who can hit the deck hard. Morne Morkel is the same,” said Sharma.
“Dale Steyn has the experience to use the new and the old ball. Vernon Philander is so dangerous in SA’s home conditions. He keeps bowling that length, never gives anything easy. It is the most challenging of all challenging attacks we’ll be facing in the next one year,” he added.