India captain Rohit Sharma is expected to be seen in action when the Men in Blue clash with Australia in the third ODI in Rajkot on September 27, 2023. Rohit, along with Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav were rested for the first two ODIs of the series, which India won.
The Mumbai batter is considered to be one of the best batters of all time, especially in white-ball cricket. His numbers in ODIs and T20Is speak for themselves. The 36-year-old Mumbaikar is the second-fastest batter to score 10,000 runs in ODIs, and in T20Is, he is the second-leading run-getter of all time.
He is the only batter in history who has scored three double centuries in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is as an opener.
Recently he opened up about the toughest bowler he has faced in his career so far. Rohit has had considerable issues with left-arm pacers with Trent Boult, Mohammad Amir, and Shaheen Afridi troubling him from time to time.
However, Rohit Sharma called former South Africa pace great Dale Steyn as the toughest bowler he has ever faced. Rohit described Steyn’s discipline, work ethic, and ability with the new ball as challenging and said that he always loved playing against him.
“Dale Steyn has been one of the toughest bowlers to face. His work ethic, his discipline, and his ability with the new ball were always challenges, and I loved to play against him,” Rohit told IANS.
Rohit will captain India in World Cup 2023, was also asked to pick his favorite ground in India, and he snubbed his home ground, Wankhede Stadium, and instead went for Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens.
“I made my India debut in Eden Gardens (in Test cricket) and scored 177 against West Indies, and then the highest ODI score of 264, and my IPL 100 was also there. I also have a Ranji Trophy 200 there. Beyond the scores, my first trophy as IPL captain came there, and another title as well. I love the stadium,” he said.