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Rohit Sharma cherishes his Indian captaincy debut on Twitter

The 30-year-old also mentioned that he would never forget walking out with the team sheet for the first time.

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tosses the coin. (Photo Source: Instagram)

In the recently concluded Sri Lanka ODI series, Rohit Sharma enjoyed a tremendous stint as a player and a captain as well. While he registered his third double century with the bat, India went on to lift the series title with a 2-1 victory. The Indian team won the first series under him to make it a memorable one.

Rohit cherished his temporary captaincy stint with India as regular skipper Virat Kohli had taken a break to get married. He posted a picture on Twitter and added that it was a wonderful experience for him. The 30-year-old also mentioned that he would never forget walking out with the team sheet for the first time.

“A day that I will remember for the rest of my life. Walking out with the team sheet for the 1st time was a feeling of it’s own which can never be measured or compared with anything. Proud to be playing with the guys who have such great skill set & work ethic. Cannot be more happier,” Rohit wrote.

However, the Sri Lankan series surely wasn’t a cakewalk. India were bowled out for 112 in the first One-Day International. It could’ve been much worse without MS Dhoni’s valiant innings of 65 as India were 29/7 at one stage. The Sri Lankans cruised to a seven-wicket victory. It was a horrible first match as a captain for the Mumbaikar.

After a patchy first game as the Indian skipper, Rohit made amends in the Mohali ODI. He did so in a tremendous fashion. The Indian opener became the first ever cricketer to hit three double hundreds in One Day Internationals. India managed to win its first game under Rohit’s captaincy.

Sri Lanka began really well in the third ODI which was also the series decider. At one stage, they were 136/1 with the run rate above 6. The visitors looked all set for a total above 300 runs. However, the Indian wrist spinners came into play as they triggered a collapse in the Sri Lankan batting ranks.

From there the Lankans were reduced to 215 all out. The total was never going to be enough on a pitch like Vishakapatnam. While their skippers failed to replicate his performance from the Mohali game, India managed to secure a win as they were comfortably guided by the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer.

The T20 International series is supposed to commence from 20th December at Cuttack.

Here is Rohit’s post: