Dinesh Karthik, the Indian wicketkeeper, uncovered that Rohit Sharma had scored his first ever half century in the international format with his bat. Karthik, who hasn’t played for India since the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales, went down the world of fond memories to the 2007 T20 World Cup match among India and South Africa at the Kingsmead in Durban.
Karthik had anxieties about his bat after he sacked a duck subsequent to getting out to Shaun Pollock in the fifth over.
From that point, Rohit requested the bat and scored an unbeaten 50 runs off 40 balls with the assistance of seven fours and two sixes. He likewise sewed together an organisation of 85 runs alongside MS Dhoni, who got a 33-ball 45 preceding getting run out.
“His first-ever international fifty was with my bat. I am very proud of that. Yeah, I was batting with it, I told Rohit, ‘What a s*** bat’ and he said, ‘What? You think this bat is not good enough? Give it to me,” said by Kartik while having interaction chat with Gaurav Kapoor in a show named Breakfast with Champions.
“So I gave it to him. That day (need to give him credit) he just walked in straight with the bat in South Africa during World Cup and he played amazing innings. No credit to my bat, obviously the batsman but still. I remember all those kinds of things and these kinds of things mean a lot to me,” further added by him.
Rohit’s thump ended up being a game-transforming one as India posted a cutthroat score of 153 on the board in the wake of being diminished to 61 for four in the eleventh over. The objective of 154 ended up being excessively steep for the Proteas, who finished with 116 for nine out of 20 overs.
Rohit eventually been awarded as the Man of the Match for being the most elevated scorer from one or the other side. In those days, he used to be play in the middle order region, yet as his profession advanced, he has prepared himself into a deadly opening batsman across every one of the three organisations of the game.