World Cup 2023 Rohit Sharma: Even though the Indian team has lost in the finals in the World Cup 2023, but despite this, this team has managed to win the hearts of crores of fans during this tournament. Full credit for this also goes to captain Rohit Sharma. Under his leadership, he not only maintained the balance of the team but also boosted the morale of all the players with his batting. His dedication will definitely be analyzed in this article.
Rohit Sharma forgot himself for the team
Let us tell you that Rohit Sharma is a smart and heater opening batsman. Apart from opening for the Indian team, he himself is capable of playing many big innings. Although before him Virender Sehwag used to give explosive starts for India, but he did not play that many big innings. As much as Rohit Sharma had played in a short time, this was also a pressure on Rohit.
This pressure was also reduced considerably by captain Rohit Sharma. He completely dedicated himself to the team and started playing only aggressive games as per the strategy. Leaving aside only 02 matches out of 11 matches played in the World Cup, Rohit Sharma has stunned the opposition bowlers in the first 10 overs, his strike rate has also been close to 150.
It is being said that the Indian team was entering the tournament with an aggressive strategy in the first 10 overs, that is, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill together will give a great start to the team. Even if he himself cannot play a big innings and gets out. But, it is better that he sets such a score for the coming batsmen, so that they get enough time to settle down on the wicket. Rohit Sharma also did the same.
Rohit Sharma scored more than 500 runs
During the World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma not only batted aggressively but also emerged as a shield for the team once again. He scored 597 runs in this tournament. Rohit Sharma holds the record of scoring more than 500 runs in two consecutive World Cups. Due to which the Indian team was able to enter the finals very easily. Even in the final match, Rohit Sharma showed aggressive play and also played a blazing inning of 47 runs.
Indian team captain Rohit Sharma continued his dominance as captain throughout this tournament. Because, no other team captain had batted like Rohit. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma was the second highest run scorer after Virat Kohli who crossed the mark of 765 runs in the tournament. He also made the record of hitting most number of sixes in this tournament, maximum number of 31 sixes were seen from his bat in the World Cup.
A captain and a leader
It is noteworthy that Team India may have lost in the final match, but Rohit Sharma has completely proved himself as a captain. All the misconceptions about his captaincy and leadership throughout the tournament were cleared from the hearts and minds of all the fans. In every match, he prepared his team with the right strategy and also played the most important role as captain.
The craze for his captaincy is such that many foreign veteran cricketers have now accepted Rohit Sharma as a leader. After all, under his leadership, the Indian team has been successful in winning 10 consecutive matches in a World Cup for the first time. Earlier, Team India had crossed this figure by combining the two World Cup seasons of 2011 and 2015 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India has managed to win 10 consecutive matches in only one World Cup.
However, after losing the final match, Rohit Sharma could not control his emotions and with the defeat, tears started flowing from his eyes. He also exercised a lot of restraint in the beginning. But, after this this also went out of his control. Then he ran to the dressing room in front of the camera, by then he was also seen crying. However, all the cricket fans from across the country are still supporting him and giving him courage.
Rohit Sharma’s records in World Cup
Despite the defeat in the World Cup 2023, many historical records have been registered in the name of Rohit Sharma in this tournament. In which the record of scoring most centuries in World Cup history was in the name of Rohit Sharma. He has scored centuries in the World Cup 07 times so far. He achieved this feat this time by scoring a century against Afghanistan. In that match, he played a brilliant century and led Team India to victory. He was also the batsman who hit the second most number of fours in this World Cup after Virat Kohli (68 fours) with 66 fours.
Along with scoring seven centuries in the World Cup, Rohit Sharma also held the record of hitting most sixes in international cricket in the same tournament. Before him, Chris Gayle had this record with 549 sixes. But Rohit Sharma not only broke his record in this tournament but he himself was successful in hitting more than 550 sixes. With all these records, Rohit Sharma has made this World Cup very special. Which Indian cricket fans will never forget.