The Indian captain’s impressive record of 550 runs in 10 matches at a remarkable rate of 124.15 is testament to his bold and fearless style of cricket.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain hails Rohit as a true hero, crediting him with transforming his side’s culture, which played a huge role in the team’s journey to the World Cup finals.
Rohit’s fans are also in awe of him, which was witnessed after the semi-final between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede in the team hotel – a video of which went viral on social media. Fans were heard chanting Mumbai ka “Bhai kaun – Rohit, Rohit”.
Breaking: India enter WC 2023 final, beat New Zealand by 70 points
Talking about the match, India chose to bat first and scored 397/4 in their 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma (47 in 29 balls, with four boundaries and four sixes) and Shubman Gill (80 in 66 balls, with eight fours and three sixes) made a brilliant start with 71 runs at the opening position.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell put on a partnership to drag the Kiwis back into the game. But Shami’s seven wickets left the Blackcaps unanswered and India claimed a 70-run victory.
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