Rohit Sharma is a player who has got an abundance of talent and also has every cricketing stroke in his armoury. No doubt that when he starts playing in full flow it is a joy to watch him bat.
Since he made his debut in 2007 , the expectations have been very high from him. Many cricket experts have been saying that he has got the talent but due to lack of temperament or determination, he is still not able to show good results at the international level.
Recently, the team management and MS Dhoni decided to give Rohit Sharma a chance to open with Shikhar Dhawan in Champions Trophy. He got this chance because he scored runs when he opened in the fourth ODI of India vs England series held in January 2013. Rohit Sharma grabbed this opportunity with both hands and showed that he can play well as an opener.
Champions Trophy was held in England where fast bowlers get a lot of assistance but Rohit Sharma showed that he is ready to face the new ball and also continue playing his natural game as an opener. He gave India good starts on most occasions during the Champions Trophy.
In the recently concluded tri-series in West Indies, Rohit Sharma has done exceptionally well and scored 217 runs in the tri-series. The opposition, Sri Lanka and West Indies, had a very good bowling attack. It was great to see him apply himself on the wicket according to the situation and the conditions.
He also got some blows on his body because the ball misbehaved sometimes from the pitch but he did not get disturbed and continued applying himself at the wicket, which was great to see. Yes, he did not score centuries but as an opener he did commendably well for scoring half-centuries and providing Team India with a good start.
Rohit Sharma has shown that he is ready to take the responsibility for opening the batting for Team India and is fully determined to do well. The good form which he has displayed recently has proved that he is not only talented but he is turning into Mr. Consistent.