New Delhi. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India’s excellent performance continues in World Cup 2023. The Indian team has made a place in the final after winning by 70 runs against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the tournament. The team reached the final of the ODI World Cup after 20 years. In November 2022, Team India suffered a crushing 10-wicket defeat against England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Since then, Rohit has been busy changing the image of the team. That is, the captain decided to change the image of the team a year ago. This explanation has been given by Nasir Hussain, the former veteran of England. Talking about the first semi-final match, the Indian team won the toss and batted first and made a huge score of 397 runs for 4 wickets. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries. After this, fast bowler Mohammad Shami took 7 wickets and restricted the Kiwi team to 327 runs.
Nasir Hussain said during Sky Sports commentary, Rohit Sharma had said in a conversation with Dinesh Karthik after the T20 World Cup loss that we need to change a lot. After this, Rohit not only changed his batting style but also changed the approach of the entire team. It is known that in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team managed to score only 168 runs in the first game against England. In reply, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales scored unbeaten half-centuries to give the English team a big win by 10 wickets.
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Rohit’s innings is the most important
Nasir Hussain said that Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer scored centuries in the match, but the way Rohit Sharma gave Team India a start in the semi-finals. It is the most important. He said that the league round is different, while the pressure of the knockouts is different. But Rohit did not stop there and once again gave the Indian team a quick start and eased the pressure on the other batsmen. It is known that Rohit and Shubman Gill put on 71 runs in 8.2 overs for the first wicket in the semi-final. Rohit scored 47 runs in 29 balls at a strike rate of 162. Hit 4 fours and 4 sixes.
As for the World Cup 2023, Rohit Sharma has been batting aggressively in the first 10 overs throughout the tournament. He has scored more than 350 runs in the first Powerplay. This is the best performance by any batsman in the 48-year history of the World Cup. Meanwhile, his strike rate has been 133. In the World Cup 2023, Rohit has so far scored 550 runs in 10 innings at an average of 55. Scored a century and 3 fifties. The Indian team has not lost a single match in the tournament so far and has won all 10 matches. Today, South Africa and Australia will meet in the second semi-final of the World Cup. The team that wins this match will enter the final against India on November 19. The title match is to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
First published: November 16, 2023, 09:23 IST