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Team India Captain Rohit Sharma Continues to Shine on the Global Stage

India’s Rohit Sharma, left, is congratulated by Virat Kohli for scoring a half century during the Asia Cup match between Sri Lanka and India(AP)

A Prolific Journey to Opener

Team India captain Rohit Sharma has been one of the mainstays for the side for many years. Initially a middle-order batsman, Rohit’s journey took a transformative turn under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in 2017 when he was promoted as an opener. What ensued was a spectacular era marked by prolific run-scoring and record-breaking performances, solidifying Rohit’s stature as one of the premier opening batsmen on the global stage. His astounding feat of three double-centuries in ODIs and five centuries during the 2019 World Cup left a lasting impression, striking fear into the hearts of opposition bowlers.

A Formidable Force at 36

Even at 36, Rohit continues to be a formidable force in India’s batting lineup, standing alongside Virat Kohli as a major threat to any opposition.

Rohit’s Recent Exploits

  • During a recent Asia Cup Super 4 clash against Pakistan, Rohit scored an impressive 56 off just 49 balls.
  • Against Sri Lanka, Rohit was the highest-scorer for the side as he smashed another half-century.

Ashwin Reveals Rohit’s Impact

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shared an anecdote about Rohit during a conversation with Virat Kohli. Kohli referred to Rohit as a captain’s nightmare at the death, highlighting his unpredictable batting style that makes it difficult to know where to bowl.

Rohit’s Record-breaking Feat

Rohit’s insane 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in 2014 still stands as the world record for the highest ODI score in history. He has proven to be a tough customer for bowlers, even during the later stages of the innings.

‘Rohit has Got all the shots’

Ashwin further stated that Rohit makes batting look effortless and has all the shots in the book.

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