Ravichandran Ashwin expressed strong belief in Rohit Sharma’s potential to achieve a double century during the forthcoming 2023 World Cup. Ashwin lauded Rohit’s remarkable prowess in executing shots across various cricket formats. Furthermore, he shared insights from his conversation with Virat Kohli regarding Rohit Sharma.
In a candid revelation on his YouTube channel, Ashwin disclosed Kohli’s perspective on Rohit’s batting prowess. According to Kohli, Rohit stands as the most formidable batsman, particularly after facing 15 to 20 overs. Kohli emphasized Rohit’s extensive repertoire of shots, making it challenging for bowlers in the death overs.
The revelation unveiled a significant shift in Kohli’s perspective, as he now considers Rohit Sharma the premier match finisher, surpassing the previously held title held by MS Dhoni. Ashwin’s unwavering conviction in Rohit’s ability to score a double century in the impending World Cup added to the intrigue surrounding Rohit’s potential cricketing feats. Ashwin’s statements collectively underscored Rohit Sharma’s status as a dynamic and unstoppable force in the world of cricket, primed to leave a lasting impact in the 2023 World Cup.
“Seeing Rohit batting, I was wondering where you would bowl to him as well” – R Ashwin
He said: “5-6 years ago when Rohit was batting, Virat Kohli and I had a discussion. I don’t remember which match it was. Seeing Rohit batting, I was wondering where you would bowl to him as well. Do? If Rohit gets set after 15-20 overs, you won’t know where to bowl to him.”
“Virat asked me, ‘Do you know which batsman is a nightmare for the bowler in slog overs?’ I asked, ‘Is it Dhoni?’ Kohli said, ‘No, it’s Rohit. When I asked him the reason, he said you won’t know where to bowl.”
Rohit Sharma is displaying exceptional form in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. The right-handed opening batsman has impressively notched up three consecutive half-centuries against Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. As it stands, he stands as the top run-scorer in the tournament.
In his innings against Sri Lanka, Rohit achieved a significant milestone, becoming only the sixth Indian cricketer to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs, joining the elite ranks alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni. It’s noteworthy that Rohit has already recorded three double centuries in ODIs, with his highest score being a remarkable 264 runs against Sri Lanka.