One of the things that has alluded Team India despite its sustained consistency in the past 6-7 years is an ICC Trophy. The last time, the Men in Blue laid hands on a global trophy was way back in 2013 when they defeated hosts England in a nail-biting final at Edgbaston.
Since then, the 2011 World Cup champions have breezed through the league-stage unscathed in every World event where they have looked the best side in the tournament but the pressure of a knockout game have proved a bit too much for the Men in Blue to handle.
India’s latest heartbreak came at the expense of New Zealand in the semi-finals 2019 World Cup. It was a heart-wrenching end to what was a great tournament for the Men in Blue and vice-captain Rohit Sharma in particular.
However, Rohit, who will turn 33 this year, hasn’t lost hope of winning another World title. There are three ICC events- T20 World Cups in 2020 and 2021 and 50-over World Cup in 2023- two [2021 and 2023 events] of which are set to be staged in India, and Rohit believes that there a few World Cups to be won before he calls time on his career.
“I don’t make such plans. Right now, there are a few World Cups to be won.” Rohit said as quoted saying by Times Now.
Rohit Sharma had a stupendous time in the year 2019
Rohit, who is currently taking rest from the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka, had a stupendous 2019. The right-hander not only flourished in white-ball cricket but also took giant strides in salvaging his fledgeling Test career.
The right-hander not only broke the 22-year-old record of Sanath Jayasuriya for the most runs by an opener across all forms of the game but also became the first Test opener to score a hundred in each innings of his maiden Test at the coveted position.
“I don’t know how to describe it but I am really happy what we could achieve as a team. If you know me, at no stage of my career has personal glory been important. The milestones (2442 runs in a year as an opener) are fine but winning every series is what we focus on,” said Rohit Sharma.
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