Rohit Sharma takes his 100th T20I cap from Shivam Dube; gets emotional on Twitter
Rohit Sharma played his milestone game in Rajkot.
Published - Nov 8, 2019 4:21 pm | Updated - Nov 8, 2019 4:21 pm
India’s stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is going through the best days of his life. He performed well in World Cup 2019, followed by the respective series against West Indies, South Africa, and Bangladesh. He was picked as the skipper of the young team that is short of its premium bowlers and regular skipper Virat Kohli. And, it looks like he is enjoying his time to the fullest.
The 32-year-old has turned himself into a vital part of Team India in recent years. In the 2019 mega-event, he looked in his prime best and scored five centuries. The Indian Hitman also ended up as the top scorer with 648 runs in 9 innings with a tournament-best of 140.
On numerous occasions, Rohit has proved his worth for the team. Although, he struggled in Tests but, recently he revived his Test career against South Africa when he was handed with the chance by the selectors in order to open the innings in the longer format. He smashed centuries in both the innings of the first Test and marked his return with a bang in the longer format.
Rohit Sharma is cherishing every moment
After he was picked as the stand-in captain against Bangladesh, Rohit was handed with a bigger responsibility in order to bring the best out of the youngsters. The Indian selectors gave a chance for the first time to Shivam Dube and also picked Sanju Samson, who marked his return after a long span of four years.
In the 1st T20I that was played in Delhi, the Indian skipper handed over the Indian cap to the debutant Shivam Dube. But in Rajkot, the case got vice versa. And, before stepping into the ground when the players were standing in the hurdle, the left-handed all-rounder gave the milestone cap to Rohit Sharma as he marked his 100th international appearance in the shorter format of the game for Team India. Also, he became the first Indian male cricketer to do so.
Later on, the Indian skipper took to his Twitter handle and shared the big moment with his fans and wrote, “Be it whichever format, I’m indebted to have this opportunity to do something for the country. I have cherished all these times and will do so forever,”.
It was pretty evident from his post that he is enjoying every moment with the national squad and will keep enjoying it in the future.
Here is the tweet
Be it whichever format, I’m indebted to have this opportunity to do something for the country. I have cherished all these times and will do so forever. pic.twitter.com/MAOQ6nMwNk
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 8, 2019
In the 2nd T20I, Rohit Sharma played a smashing knock of 85 runs off just 43 balls and emerged as Man of The Match for his valuable contribution. Rohit also recorded his 18th T20I fifty at Rajkot in his overall 92 innings.