Former batsman Suresh Raina praised Indian captain Rohit Sharma as the GOAT (greatest of all time) following the India skipper’s outstanding batting performance in the third T20I against Afghanistan on Wednesday, January 17.
Rohit Sharma showcased his brilliance, leading India to a thrilling victory at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Following two successive ducks in the first two T20Is, the Mumbai batsman bounced back with a record-breaking fifth T20I century. He played a crucial role in both super overs, contributing significantly to India’s triumph.
India faced a challenging situation at 22 for 4, but Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh’s exceptional partnership of 190 runs propelled them to 212 for 4. Rohit remained unbeaten with a remarkable 121 off 69 balls, while Rinku contributed a quick 69 off 39 balls. Afghanistan matched India’s score, resulting in a tie. The first super over ended with both teams scoring 16. In the second super over, Rohit’s powerful hitting led India to 11 runs, and Ravi Bishnoi’s excellent bowling secured a memorable win for India.
Suresh Raina Hailed Rohit Sharma After His Heroics Against Afghanistan
After the thrilling game, Rohit Sharma posted a picture on Instagram with Rinku Singh, captioning it “Loved it.” The post received over 2 million likes and 35 thousand comments. Notably, former cricketer Suresh Raina commented, “GOAT FOR A REASON,” praising Rohit as the “greatest of all time.”
Check out his comment:
Suresh Raina’s comment on the Instagram post of Rohit Sharma ⭐ pic.twitter.com/Pwvsifl2nB
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The T20I series against Afghanistan marked the return of senior batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who hadn’t played a T20I since the 2022 T20 World Cup. The selectors have indicated their inclusion in this year’s T20 World Cup. With the T20I series concluded, Rohit Sharma will now turn his attention to the upcoming five-match Test series against England, starting on January 25 in Hyderabad.