Cricket is a game of ups and downs. Every team and every person has to face ups and downs in international cricket. Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s journey in international cricket has also been full of ups and downs.
Rohit Sharma has been in team India since 2007. But courtesy his poor form and middle order pressure, for the first six years, Rohit Sharma could not make a permanent place in the team. The biggest debacle of this phase was a life changing moment in 2011, when Rohit Sharma missed out on the 2011 World Cup team. Rohit Sharma, who was earlier part of 2007 World T20 winning team, took this ouster very seriously and came up as a leaner and stronger version of himself in 2013.
In his first opportunity after the 2011 World Cup – when he was promoted to open the innings in 2013 Champions Trophy, the ‘Hit-man’ grabbed the opportunity both hands. Since then, he has now become an indispensable part of the Indian team.
Rohit is now one of the best openers in the limited overs cricket. The Hit-Man has hit three double centuries in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is in this period. In the last World Cup in England, Rohit Sharma became first man in the history to hit five centuries in a World Cup.
In a recent live chat session live with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Rohit Sharma talked about his lowest point of the career and many things on Instagram.
While talking about his lowest point of the career, Rohit said, “Not getting picked for the 2011 World Cup squad, that was the saddest moment as it was happening in our own backyard, the final was played at my home ground.” Rohit Sharma was also quick to accept his mistake in not getting selected for the World Cup as he added, “It was due to my performances, I was not at my best.”