New Delhi: Everyone is aware of the stature of Indian team’s legendary opening batsman Rohit Sharma in the world of cricket today. Rohit is quite famous in the cricket world as Hitman. The reason behind this is their fast paced way of playing. But there was a time when Rohit was trying a lot to make his place in the team.
Karthik’s bat changed the fate
Indian cricket team wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has revealed that brilliant run scorer Rohit Sharma scored his first half-century for the national team with his bat. This happened in Durban during the match between India and South Africa in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Karthik said in the chat show Breakfast with Champions, ‘His first international half-century was with my bat. I am very proud of that. Yes, I was batting with it, I said to Rohit, ‘What a lousy bat’ and he said, ‘What? You think this bat is bad. Give it to me. After that he played a wonderful innings. No credit to my bat, obviously the credit belongs to the batsman.
Karthik did not want to give his bat
Karthik, who last played for India during the 2019 World Cup in England, said that he does not want to bat Rohit Sharma as he was dismissed for a golden duck in the fifth over by fast bowler Shaun Pollock. But, then, Rohit made an unbeaten half-century off 40 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Thanks to Sharma’s innings, India scored 153 runs and restricted South Africa to 116 for nine in 20 overs. Rohit was adjudged the player of the match.
Rohit the deadliest opener
Looking at the present time, Rohit is currently the best opening batsman in the world. Rohit has 3 double centuries in ODI cricket and he is the only player in the world to achieve this feat. In the last few years, Rohit has proved to be the best opener of the cricket world so far.