I am not fixated on hundreds: Gautam Gambhir heaps praise on the Indian captain's unselfish approach during the 2023 ODI World Cup
IND versus ENG, ODI World Cup 2023: In the current ODI World Cup 2023, India's top batting tandem of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli has been playing very well with the bat.
With over 300 runs scored in the tournament thus far, Virat and Rohit have been topping the Men in Blue's run rankings.
Although Rohit has also amassed a century, including a fifty, he has been dependable in providing explosive starts up the order, even if Virat has amassed a whopping thirteen and three fifties thus far.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has lauded Rohit for his unselfish attitude, saying that the leader of the team is not consumed with statistics, while Virat has been chasing his 49th ODI century.
Rohit was dubbed an unselfish skipper by Gambhir.
"Rohit Sharma isn't fixated on hundreds; he would have had 40–45 hundreds by now. On Star Sports, Gambhir stated, "He's selfless."
For the benefit of the team, Rohit has been in excellent form, missing out on several fifties but going for huge strokes and scoring fast.
After scoring zero in the opening game against Australia, he has come out firing in the competition. He has been playing aggressively to put pressure on the bowlers early in the innings.
Thus far in the tournament, he has an amazing strike rate of 133.
Regarding the India vs. England game, the Men in Blue are aiming for their sixth straight tournament victory. Virat Kohli was among the early wickets dropped, while Rohit kept things steady at the other end.
Fans, however, took exception at Gambhir's remarks, believing them to be a type of jab at Kohli, who is getting dangerously near to Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious record of 49 ODI hundreds.
Earlier in the competition, Gambhir, who is renowned for being vocal about cricket, had praised Kohli's temperament.
After bailing the team out of difficulty, Kohli delivered a brilliant century against New Zealand, helping them to secure their sixth victory.
Gambhir praised Kohli profusely for his game-winning strike and even referred to him as the best finisher in history.
"The greatest finisher of all time is Virat Kohli. He is superior to all others. On Star Sports, Gambhir declared, "He is the Chase Master."
At the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, England chose to bowl first after winning the toss against India.
Having won all five of their previous matches while chasing, India is batting first for the first time in the competition.