Rohit Sharma, the
Sharma had played under Tendulkar’s captaincy for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 4 (IPL), before making inroads into Team India’s squad for the Caribbean.
In the absence of the senior players, the
It was Sharma who steered the Men in Blue to
In his post-match comments, Sharma paid tribute to the Indian batting maestro, Tendulkar, and credit the Little
Commenting on Sharma’s marvellous batting, the new Indian skipper for the series, Suresh Raina, said, “He is more disciplined now. He knows when to defend or attack. Spending quality time with Sachin (Tendulkar) for Mumbai Indians has helped him. He is now a very composed batsman.”
While Mumbai Indians’ Director of Cricket, T A Sekar, stated, “Rohit is certainly a very
Sharma performed well with the bat in the IPL tournament and the Mumbai side finished up in Semi-finals round.
During his IPL stint, Sharma spent a lot of time with Tendulkar in the nets and his efforts to learn appear to be paying out.
Having shown consistent performance throughout the series, Sharma scored 26 in the one-off T20, 68 not out in the 1st ODI and 86 in the 3rd match.
He has come under the spotlight through his performances in the IPL and the current series.
The 24-year-old right-handed batsman made his international debut in 2007. He has played 64 ODIs and 21 T20Is so far with batting averages of 30.63 and 34.50 respectively and is yet to play his first Test.