The Indian skipper achieved a giant milestone towards Sri Lanka on Friday, as he turned the sixth Indian batter after Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni to amass a large 10,000 runs in ODI. The proper-hander’s knocks of 74* towards Nepal, 56 towards Pakistan and 53 towards Sri Lanka have made him the present highest scorer within the ongoing version of Asia Cup (194). Rohit additionally turned the quickest opener to attain 8,000 runs.
Additionally READ: Comic Gold – Most amusing memes from India versus Sri Lanka Super 4 showdown in Asia Cup 2023
Gautam Gambhir highlights MS Dhoni’s position in Rohit’s profession
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir not too long ago opened up on Rohit and highlighted the significance of MS Dhoni in shaping his profession by selling him to bat up within the order.
“Scoring 10,000 runs was not straightforward for him. Noticed many ups and downs. Having seen that section, Rohit, as a captain, will again children who undergo a tough interval. Rohit Sharma is Rohit Sharma at present due to MS Dhoni,” Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports activities.
In Gambhir’s view, Rohit should emulate Dhoni’s method to nurturing and supporting younger, rising abilities in cricket. Very similar to MS did throughout his captaincy, the 36-year-old should information the following era of gamers if he hopes to depart an enduring and influential mark on the sport.
“MS backed him repeatedly in his preliminary struggling section. If he needs to depart a legacy behind, not when it comes to runs however as a captain, quite a bit will depend upon how he backs the younger gamers. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how he grooms the upcoming gamers,” he added.
Gambhir additionally recalled the primary impression of the hitman and the way assured he was that Rohit would spark wonders within the coming time.
“Rohit was enjoying towards my crew in a home match, and my crew rating was 350 Rohit got here at no.5 and scored 130 runs and made his crew win the match in tough circumstances. I requested Wasim Jaffer who is that this man, from that day I knew that this man is particular,” the previous Indian batter recalled.