Fifteen years ago, a young man named Rohit Sharma made his India debut in today’s ODI against Ireland. Showing a lot of potential in domestic cricket is destined to be a big deal for the youngsters.
Although success was initially hard-won for Rohit, he showed a willingness to work hard and ultimately proved his talent and consistency.
The 35-year-old has always been seen as a man with a lot of potential. But then he turned himself into a running machine and became one of the greatest men India has ever seen.
Fans on Twitter welcomed Rohit Sharma’s contributions to international cricket over the past 15 years and wished the India captain his strength for many years to come. Here are some reactions:
Rohit Sharma changed himself after 2011 World Cup neglect
The 2007 T20 World Cup was where Rohit Sharma first rose to fame, first hitting impactful shots against South Africa and then in the final against Pakistan. He’s a guy who used to place orders and play these handy cameos.
Rohit quickly became an important part of the IPL Deccan Lightning, and in 2009 he was awarded the Tournament Rookie Award.
India then suffered a crushing defeat at the 2010 T20 World Cup. But his half-century against Australia has shown that he is not one to be bullied by short bowling.
Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI 100 against Zimbabwe that year and it looks like he will be in the 2011 World Cup squad. However, his state plummeted and he missed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Sharma was in and out of the field until the 2013 trophy, MS Dhoni asked him to start and he has not looked back since. His five centuries and three ODI doubles at the 2019 World Cup showed that he is one of the best openers India has ever had.
In the same year, Rohit also started in the Indian Test cricket, when he became a regular in the team’s cross-format. Rohit has indeed come a long way from not being selected for the Test Tour in England in 2018 to becoming India captain on the same tour four years later.
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