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Pakistan’s young prodigal batsman, Haider Ali, has revealed as to how the Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma has positively influenced his game. Haider Ali has also talked about Rohit’s approach towards the game and his mentality to score big runs across all the three formats of international cricket.
Although Rohit Sharma made his debut for India in 2007, it was in 2013 that Rohit became Ro-Hit. In the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, being his usual self, took a very strange decision of going into the tournament with a new opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. And as the entire world has seen over the years, the decision bore fruits for Indian cricket. Team India went on to win the tournament in England, and as they say, rest is history.
Now, Haider Ali has heaped praise on the Indian opener for his mentality towards the game and how it has helped Haider evolve as a cricketer.
Haider Ali Heaps Praise On Rohit Sharma
“I really like him as a player, and want to give the side an aggressive start at the top, and hit the ball cleanly like him. He is a man for all three formats, and he can adapt his game to all three formats,” Haider mentioned.
“And the thing I like best is when he crosses 50, he moves on to a 100, and then he’s thinking of 150, and even 200. That’s what I want to do: to think about getting big scores, and when I get there, aim for even bigger ones. He finishes the game off for his side, and is a real match-winner,” he added.
Rohit Sharma Has Been Phenomenal For Team India
Statistically, Rohit Sharma is one of India’s greatest-ever ODI batsman. The swashbuckling right-hander has played a total of 224 ODIs scoring 9115 runs at a staggering average of 49.27 with 29 centuries and 43 half-centuries, 5 of those centuries coming in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He is the only batsman in world cricket to have smashed 3 double hundreds in the ODI with 264* being his highest score, which is the highest-ever individual score in ODIs.
The flamboyant Mumbaikar has also played 32 Test matches and scored 2141 runs at an average of 46.54 with six centuries and 19 centuries.
Regular injury concerns have kept Rohit away from the longest format of the game, the recent miss being the India-New Zealand Test series. His T20I career average has been32.62 wherein he has scored 2773 runs in 108 games with four centuries and 21 half-centuries.