'Rohit Sharma always in hurry...': Dinesh Karthik's honest-to-goodness take on India captain before World Cup
Rohit Sharma's close buddy Dinesh Karthik expressed his opinion that the India captain has drastically altered his style of play.
Rohit Sharma was clearly thrilled for his teammates and proud to be Indian when India won the One Day International (ODI) World Cup the last time. But there was a regretful feeling in the back of his mind.
He knew he should have been on the team that won the championship in front of his home fans, but he wasn't. Choosers didn't pick the right-hander for the 2011 ICC game. Not since then has India made it past the semifinals of the ODI World Cup. The last time the Men in Blue won an ICC title was in 2013.
Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik talked at length about Rohit's rise and rise as Team India's all-format leader. Rohit is about to lead his team on the biggest stage of all.
Karthik, who played in the T20 World Cup last year in Australia with India, thought that Rohit might be getting ready for his last ODI at the ICC event. After being turned down for India's 2011 World Cup team, Rohit has played in two 50-over tournaments.
During the 2019 ODI World Cup, the top batter scored the most runs for India. He hit five hundreds for India in the 2019 World Cup.
'This could be Rohit's last ODI World Cup'
Hite Sharma is ready for big things and has already done a lot in his work. This could be his last ODI World Cup in a lot of ways. I've had a great friendship with him. "As players and people, we have grown up together," Karthik told Cricbuzz. India hasn't won an ODI world title in 50-over cricket in 12 years.
In Rohit's first ICC event, the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, he led the Men in Blue to the semi-finals.
India also played Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship while he was in charge. Australia won the tournament. "Today he has a great family and spends a lot of time in Mumbai with them.
But most importantly, he always remembers where he came from." "His best friends now are the same people who were there with him 20 years ago," Karthik said.
‘Rohit has changed his game so much’
Indian won its eighth Asia Cup with Rohit's help before the ICC World Cup. In Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, all of India's World Cup warm-up games had to be called off because of rain.
Rohit, India's captain, didn't play in the first two ODIs of their last series before the World Cup, which were against Australia. He hit 81 runs off of 57 balls in the third ODI at Rajkot against Australia.
"He's changed the way he plays so much." He scored the most runs in the 2019 World Cup. I don't think it will matter to him if he only gets half the runs. He has said that the runs he gets don't bother him. The only goal is to win the World Cup.
The one he made sure would do what they said they would do. Karthik also said, "He is always in a hurry to get Team India off to a good start and put the other team's bowlers to rest."