The star Indian opener and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma stole the show with the bat as team India defeated Afghanistan to register their maiden win of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 tournament.
Rohit Sharma, who was going through a tough phase with the bat, had failed to live up to the expectations of the fans in the first two games of India in the ongoing tournament, scoring only 0 and 14 runs in games against Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively.
Many batsman find it difficult to hit one six in a spell against Rashid but Rohit Sharma has hit back to back sixes. pic.twitter.com/2Q66NuNQUP
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However, the star opener made a heroic comeback into the form as he played a crucial role in India’s stunning win over Afghanistan. He walked in to bat against Afghanistan tonight with all-guns-blazing as he smashed the ball all around the corner. He played a stunning knock of 74 runs off 47 balls. His knock was laced with 8 fours and 3 sixes.
Meanwhile, the talented performer, who was adjudged Player of the Match, congratulated the former Indian skipper after he was appointed as the new head coach of the Indian team. Speaking at a post-match conference following India’s win over Afghanistan, Rohit said that the players are looking forward to working with the legendary cricketer. He said:
“Congratulations to him for coming back, but in different capacity, in the Indian team. We look forward to working with him. He is a stalwart of Indian cricket and it will be nice working with him in the future,”
On Wednesday, Rahul Dravid was ‘officially made the head coach of team India. Rahul Dravid will be replacing the current head coach Ravi Shastri, whose tenure as the head coach will come to an end after the end of the T20 World Cup.
Rahul Dravid will take over the new role and will begin his tenure as India’s full-time coach from the upcoming home series against New Zealand starting November 17. Reacting to his appointment as India’s new head coach, Rahul Dravid said:
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under (outgoing head coach) Mr (Ravi) Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A set-up, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential.”