‘He’ll Win India a World Cup as Captain’: Yuvraj Singh on Rohit Sharma

Written by Rohit Pawar

Rohit Sharma was under the pump after securing a duck in India’s campaign opener against Australia in Chennai last week. Though the men in blue secured a 6-wicket win to start their journey in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the captain’s form seemed to be a major concern. However, it didn’t last long as he bounced back with a record-shattering hundred against Afghanistan to set the base for a clinical victory.

Rohit also shattered a number of records with his blistering century. It was his first hundred in the ODI World Cup as Indian captain. It was the fastest ton by any Indian in the tournament history which took him ahead of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 6 centuries in ODI World Cups.

The veteran batter getting a hundred just before the big game against arch-rivals Pakistan is a huge positive for Team India. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh believes that Rohit is still not done yet, hoping that the 36-year-old will end India’s decade-long drought of ICC trophies.

“Rohit Sharma has broken many big records; I think he has so much capability that he can break any record. He is definitely one of the greats of the game. He has scored 31 ODI hundreds which is a big achievement. He is still not done yet and hopefully, he will win India a World Cup as captain. He played the role of an opener in the second stage. Before he used to play in the middle order,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying by ANI.

India will play Pakistan at home after 7 years and the stage for the epic clash is set at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. The hosts are hopeful of the return of Shubman Gill who missed out on the first two games, against Australia and Afghanistan, due to dengue. He arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday and resumed training a day later.

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