Everyone is busy praising Rohit Sharma for scoring his second double hundreds in ODIs. But only a few will know what Rohit Sharma has done in the past. He is indeed hailed as the most talented batsman in the Indian cricket team but failed to replicate his talent into success. Once he gets into his groove, it is difficult for the bowlers to get him out. Rohit himself should get him out by playing a reckless shot when it not the need of the hour.
He was the first Indian to score a hundred in Twenty20 format when he did it against Gujarat in a Syed Musthaq Ali trophy (National T20 tournament) way back in 2005 and he came into the reckoning of the Indian selectors. He followed it some consistent performances and made it to the Indian ODI and the T20 team for the inaugural World T20 in South Africa. He won the match against South Africa and took India into the semis in the tournament where India eventually ended as the winners.
Few months later, he showed his worth in Australia before getting out of the Indian team courtesy some poor performances. But, he came into the Indian team with a bang by scoring a 300 against Gujarat in a Ranji Trophy match in 2009. His unbeaten 309 gave him a lifeline before some mediocre performances put him in and out of the team. He was made to open in the ODI’s and the decision was paid-off courtesy some brilliant performances from his bat.