Rohit Sharma was a talented batsman who didn’t do justice to his talent before the 2013 Champions trophy in England but a revolutionary idea of sending him open the batting in 2013 Champions trophy turned out to be a career changing decision for him. Since then, Rohit has been a different player who has went onto be the spine of the Indian team. He has become the first player to score three double hundreds in International cricket and is hungry for more.
Rohit scores a ton against Pakistan
Rohit Sharma took the Pakistani bowlers under remand as he completed his century in the high profile world cup encounter in Manchester on Sunday. With the 85-ball ton, Sharma became the second batsman after Virat Kohli to score a hundred against Pakistan in a world cup game.
In his innings of 140 runs off 113 balls against Pakistan, Rohit also hit his 356th six in International cricket. He surpassed the record of MS Dhoni who currently sits at the number two spot with 355 sixes. Sachin Tendulkar is third in the list with 264 sixes followed by Yuvraj Singh(251 sixes), Sourav Ganguly(247 sixes) and Virender Sehwag(243 sixes).
Inzaman-ul-Haq and his love for Rohit Sharma’s batting
The former Pakistani skipper’s tenure as the national selector of his country came to an end after he selected the team for world cup. As a chief selector, Inzamam’s biggest success came when Pakistan won the 2017 Champions trophy after pipping India in a one sided finals.
Meanwhile, the Multan born has confessed that he is a big fan of Rohit Sharma’s batting. “I love to watch Rohit Sharma bat. He bats in an effortless manner like he has all the time in the world. I like Babar Azam too. His strokeplay is attractive. When I watch both these batsmen, I get a feeling of having ‘fun’ at the ground,” Inzamam was quoted as saying by Times of India.