And, so with a nervy win in Cuttack, Team India wrapped up another bilateral series win to cap-off another year of dominance [minus that World Cup semi and 2-3 loss at home to Australia] in One-day cricket. Going into the series decider, Team India needed to bring their ‘A’ game to the table, and they did just that. Rohit Sharma scored another half-century to cap off what has been a year of sustained dominance by the charismatic opener.
During his knock in Cuttack, Rohit not only broke Sanath Jayasuriya‘s 22-year-old record for the most runs by an opener across formats but the champion batsman also proceeded to ensure that he finished the calendar year as the leading run-getter  in One-day International cricket- leapfrogging his compatriot and another GOAT in this format of the game- Virat Kohli.
And, so with India capping off the year of dominance with another series win, everyone on social media, including former opener Virender Sehwag, congratulated Rohit, Virat and the entire Indian team for their win. Sehwag wrote, “A Fantastic year and a great series for Rohit Sharma. Rahul and Kohli were brilliant but Jadeja and Shardul Thakur in the end. Waah A great effort from West Indies too, gave India a run for their money #INDvsWI”
A Fantastic year and a great series for Rohit Sharma. Rahul and Kohli were brilliant but Jadeja and Shardul Thakur in the end.
A great effort from West Indies too, gave India a run for their money #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/tUTeA9KE89
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 22, 2019
Rohit Sharma opens up on his sublime form
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Series, and the right-hander, just like his skipper Virat Kohli, not only reflected on the win, his personal heists, an overall year of dominance for Team India but also went on to lament on that heartbreaking, semi-final loss against New Zealand.
“It was a decider and we wanted to win this game and especially here in Cuttack, it’s a good batting track. It was a little sad that I couldn’t bat longer, but then Rahul and Kohli batted well and I quite enjoyed that Shardul pull-shot, it was much needed at that point. Extremely grateful for the year I had, the World Cup win would have been nice. The team gelled together collectively well and every individual stepped up which is a good sign.” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match conference.
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