Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsmen in limited overs cricket. He is the only batsman in the history of ODI cricket to score two double hundreds.
Rohit Sharma started his career as a middle order batsman but considering his attacking instincts and fearless style of batting, he was promoted to the of the batting order, and, now, he is India’s first-choice opener in ODIs and T201s.
Rohit is a very elegant batsman who can destroy even the best bowling attacks on his day and make batting look very easy.
Rohit Sharma’s highest score in ODI cricket is 264 and it came against Sri Lanka. But, his number in the last 10 matches against Sri Lanka are nothing short of shocking. Rohit Sharma has scored just 37 runs in his last 10 innings against Sri Lanka.
Rohit has had a dismal run in the previous ten innings while playing in Sri Lanka as his scoring tally reads 4, 0, 11, 5, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4, 4.
In the first of the ongoing 5-match ODI series, Rohit Sharma got out in a very unfortunate manner. While taking a quick single, his bat got stuck in the ground and the Lankan fielders smashed the ball directly onto the stumps. The decision was referred to the third umpire and replays clearly showed that the Mumbai batsman’s foot was in the air.
It was Rohit Sharma’s first competitive match since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final, Rohit failed to leave a mark in Dambulla. However, there are still 4 matches left in the series and Rohit would hoping to get a big one and announce his arrival in grand style.
His fans would also be hoping that finds his touch soon and entertain them with his elegant and effective stroke play.
Sri Lanka: 216 all out in 43.2 overs. (Niroshan Dickwella 64, Kusal Mendis 36, Angelo Mathews 36 not out; Jasprit Bumrah 3/34, Axar Patel 3/34)
India 220 for 1 (Shikahr Dhawan 132*, Virat Kohli 82*)