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For long, Rohit Sharma was one of the most talked-about subject on social media. Trollers would love have a go at the stylish batsman, who is often referred to as ‘most talented’, ‘god gifted’ and the like. And, he was questioned for his lack of consistency and for being given a longer rope compared to any other player.
But things have changed now. Not on the internet, though. He still sets Twitter ablaze, but people praise the Mumbaikar more than making fun at his expense. Fans now have strong faith in his batting abilities, that he is finally living up to his potential.
Although a big hit in the Indian Premier League, he is yet to prove himself in Test cricket. However, he is doing justice to his so-called natural talent in the two shorter formats of in international cricket: ODIs and T20 Internationals. With each passing day, he is attaining maturity and is now batting more responsibly than ever before.
And the latest proof of it is the opener’s classy 83 on a green track against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. On a seamer-friendly wicket and a potent Bangladeshi attack where the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina struggled, Rohit was the only batsman who looked capable of weathering the storm.
He soaked in the pressure at a time when India were 42/3, before tearing apart an attack that troubled India in the ODI series last year. Barring a life on 21 where Shakib-al-Hasan dropped him at point off fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, Rohit’s 55-ball knock – laced with seven fours and three sixes – was a chanceless innings that gave India a match-winning total.
The 28-year-old’s childhood coach Dinesh Lad felt that with age, Rohit’s maturity is going to new levels, which is helping him becoming more consistent, something that was his bane a few years ago.