The Indian captain’s impressive record of 550 runs in 10 matches, with a striking rate of 124.15, stands as a testament to his bold and fearless style of cricket.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain hails Rohit as a true hero, attributing the transformation of his side’s culture to him that played a huge role in the team’s journey to the World Cup final.
Rohit’s fans are also in awe of him that was witnessed after India-New Zealand semi-final at Wankhede in the team’s hotel – a video of which went viral on social media. Fans were heard chanting Mumbai ka “Bhai kaun – Rohit, Rohit”.
Breaking: India enter World Cup 2023 final, beat New Zealand by 70 runs
Talking about the match, India opted 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) delivered a fine start with a 71-run opening stand.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell stitched up a partnership to pull the Kiwis back into the game. But Shami’s seven-wicket haul left the Blackcaps without answers and India went on to register a 70-run victory.