Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been at the pinnacle of his career with a plethora of records, runs, matchwinning knocks that he has produced ever since the swashbuckling batsman was elevated to the opening spot by selectors. Though Rohit is staring at the zenith as arguably one of the best white-ball cricketers in the modern era, the swashbuckling batsman also had to go through hardships early in his much promising career.
In a conversation with Kevin Pietersen during an Instagram interaction, Rohit revealed what he considers was the lowest point of his career with the Indian national team. Pietersen, who is busy receiving nation-wide praise for standing in solidarity with India during the coronavirus pandemic opted to go live on Instagram with the Indian opener and the Englishman talked about Rohit’s legacy in the Indian cricket in a one-off interaction with the fans.
During the fruitful conversation, Rohit was asked by Pietersen to mention the lowest point in his career so far. “Not getting picked for the 2011 World Cup squad, that was the saddest moment as it was happening in our own backyard, the final was played at my home ground, ” Rohit replied.
Rohit, the charismatic skipper of the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) admitted that his ouster from the 2011 World Cup was due to his own mistakes. “It was due to my performances, I was not at my best,” Sharma said after the former England skipper asked him why he failed to not make the 2011 World Cup squad.