The 32-year-old Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma believes that there is no age to make a mark in any sport. Talking about this, he cited an example of former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey‘s success despite late debut in international cricket.
While the Indian team is currently busy in the ongoing New Zealand tour, Rohit is missing the cricket due to a calf injury. During the last game of the five-match T20I series of this tour, Rohit suffered from a calf injury.
Later, he was ruled out from the ODI series, and now, he will miss the upcoming two-match Test series, starting on 21st February.
Recently, during a chat show, a host asked Rohit about the correct age to start a sport. In reply, Rohit claimed that there is no age barrier to start any sport, and he brought out the example of Michael Hussey to prove it.
Rohit said, “There is a very Australian cricketer Michael Hussey, he made is Australian [Test] debut when he was 30. He played for 6-7 years and he is called Mr Cricket. This is a good learning for all of us, there is no age to start any sport.”
Former Australian cricketer Hussey is fondly known as ‘Mr Cricket’ for his ability during his stint with Australia. Hussey made his international debut through the ODI cricket in 2004, at the age of 28-year-old.
After crossing the age of 30, he made his debut in the multi-day format.
In the international career, Hussey played 79 Tests, 185 ODIs and 38 T20Is after continuing the game till the age of 38. He was one of the most consistent batsmen for his team as his Test average was over 50 (51.52) and ODI average was just less than 50 (48.15).
Cristiano Ronaldo is a big example: Rohit Sharma
Rohit further stated the example of Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo‘s life to prove nothing can stop to achieve success if the belief is right.
Rohit added, “Ronaldo is a big example. He lost his father at an early age. He was brought up by his mother alone, it was not an easy household to be a part of. But look where he is now. You can’t stop believing.”
The present limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma achieved regular success in international cricket after he has been promoted as an opening batsman. In the same process, he has now started to achieve great success in Test cricket.
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