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  1. #81
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    Ton for Rohit. This is looking really bad for Pakistan.

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    Cracking century against Pakistan in the world cup.

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    He is one of the very best going around. A real treat to watch.

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    One of the giants of the ODI game. Masterclass.

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    ABD is flashy with his unorthodox T20 shots.

    Sharma with his orthodox pulls, cuts and cover drives looks God like sometimes. He has so much time.

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    We are so blessed to have both Hitman and the King.

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    Yes, by far.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Drive View Post
    To be honest yes, he's up there. Been a fan of his batting since I saw him play for the Deccan Chargers in IPL 1/2.

    ...Except against us, he can't do jack.
    This didn't age well.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    I found ABDV highly entertaining among modern day player.Rohit is also in the same league in terms of entertainment.

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    Rohit Sharma is a better ODI batsman than Virat Kohli. He should be India's LOI captain. He has a calm head too.


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    I surely find him more entertaining than virat kohli.

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    A change in technique after being asked to open had a negative impact on his performance and no wonder VVS Laxman wants Rohit Sharma to stick to his natural game in his new role during the upcoming three-match test South Africa starting on October 2.Laxman was one of the earlier examples in Indian cricket, who was forced to open the innings between 1996-98 despite being a specialist middle-order batsman, a role he never felt comfortable with.

    “The biggest advantage that Rohit has is his experience, which I didn’t have. I opened in Test cricket only after playing four Test matches. Rohit has played 12 years of international cricket. So he has the maturity and the experience and he is also in good form,” Laxman told former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta, during an interview on latter’s YouTube channel “Deep Point”.

    Laxman, who also was a touch player like the wristy Mumbaikar, could relate with Rohit’s situation and spoke about how a tweak in technique messed his rhythm.

    “I believe the mistake that I made while opening the innings was to change my mindset, which got me a lot of success as a middle-order batsman, whether it’s batting No 3 or No 4,” said the 44-year-old, who scored 8781 runs in 134 Tests.

    “I also tried to change my technique. As a middle-order batsman, I was always having a front press (front-foot trigger) and then go towards the ball, whereas talking to seniors and coaches, I went to back and across as I had to face Curtly Ambrose (97-away series), who would generate steep bounce from length. This huge change in approach affected my batting and I hope Rohit shouldn’t do it,” Laxman told the former India stumper.

    “If you tweak your natural game too much, then you will not get the results as your mind gets cluttered and you tend to lose your rhythm. I can admit that my flow was affected when I opened. Rohit is a rhythm-based player and if his touch gets affected, then it will be difficult,” the Hyderabadi stylist was candid in his confession.

    However Laxman didn’t discount that there is a basic discipline, more so in mindset that an opener must have and he is confident that a player of Rohit’s calibre can imbibe that after so many years of international experience.

    “There is a slight change in mindset but technique should remain the same. Yes, there are certain basics like initially, you shouldn’t be fishing for balls outside the off-stump, not play too much away from the body, leave the bouncers. That mental discipline, which is very important. That discipline is also required is ODI also when white kookaburra swings,” reminded Laxman.

    For Laxman, opening the batting has its own advantages and primary being sub-continent pitches changing character drastically as the match progresses. “Another thing that would work in his favour is opening for the first time in Indian conditions. So it is a good thing to open, when the wicket is fresh and evenly-paced and playing well. With passage of time, batting can become difficult on uneven, abrasive surfaces, It could become difficult to play reverse swing, or when the ball is spinning,” he observed.

    Laxman is happy that selection committee has made it clear that Rohit will open in all three Test matches. “He will get three Tests and it’s not often that a selection committee shows so much faith in a player and guarantee that he will open in three games.” The Proteas attack save Kagiso Rabada doesn’t have a lot of quality and penetration in their attack and batting upfront will give him time to play big knocks, Laxman said. In the last six or seven Test matches, he has been averaging 50, but he probably didn’t get rhythm because of a start-stop career. But good he will now get three Test matches. “The SA attack is thin on experience on these tracks and for me, only Rabada is a wicket-taking option. The bowling lacks penetration and if he can get set, he can score a double hundred also. He will have more chance of big scores than batting No 6.” For India’s white-ball vice-captain, being an opener is far better than warming the bench, the batting great feels.

    “Rohit wants to play Test cricket and with Ajinkya (Rahane) and (Hanuma) Vihari at No’s five and six Rohit knows that his chance to do well is as an opener. He should take this positively. He has nothing to lose. For a class player like him, it is better than sitting in the bench. He has to be in that playing XI,” he concluded

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    The era of Rohit Sharma the test match opener begins with a bang

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    The most non violent six hitter in cricket. Deserves a ton on Gandhi Jayanthi

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    Century for Rohit

    Got chance to open in tests. Grabs it with both hands!

    Rahul, Dhawan,Vijay ne crying

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    Starts his test match opening career with 10 sixes

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    PUNE: A fan on Saturday dodged the security personnel at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the ongoing 2nd Test between India and South Africa, and made his way on to the playing field.

    The fan came to Rohit Sharma, who was standing in the slips, and touched the opener’s feet. As a result, Rohit lost his balance and fell over the fan.

    The incident happened when Vernon Philander had just walked in after the dismissal of Senuran Muthusamy.

    It was the third such incident in the ongoing South Africa tour of India. In the first Test at Vizag, a fan shook India skipper Virat Kohli‘s hand and tried to take a selfie with the on-field cricketers.

    Earlier during the 2nd T20I between the two teams in Mohali, the proceedings were interrupted twice as fans entered the field.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    PUNE: A fan on Saturday dodged the security personnel at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the ongoing 2nd Test between India and South Africa, and made his way on to the playing field.

    The fan came to Rohit Sharma, who was standing in the slips, and touched the opener’s feet. As a result, Rohit lost his balance and fell over the fan.

    The incident happened when Vernon Philander had just walked in after the dismissal of Senuran Muthusamy.

    It was the third such incident in the ongoing South Africa tour of India. In the first Test at Vizag, a fan shook India skipper Virat Kohli‘s hand and tried to take a selfie with the on-field cricketers.

    Earlier during the 2nd T20I between the two teams in Mohali, the proceedings were interrupted twice as fans entered the field.



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    He is half man half God now for many Indians.

    Hitman forever

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    Depends on what you mean by entertaining, for me nothing beats watching Hafeez batting against a quality fast bowler on a lively wicket - does not get more entertaining then that.

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    The issue of pitch invaders during matches in India has become a common occurrence. Twice fans broke on to the field during India’s 2nd T20I against South Africa in Mohali. Similar thing happened during India’s 1st Test against the Proteas in Visakhapatnam. Now, on Day 3 of the 2nd Test between the two teams in Pune, a fan went past the security forces to ran inside the stadium, just after the Lunch break.

    The pitch invader ran straight towards batsman Rohit Sharma and in his attempts to kiss his feet, he took the cricketer down with him, before he was taken away by the security guards.

    The incident prompted an angry reaction from former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was on commentary duties at the time. “These incidents happen because security people are not watching the crowd but are watching the match. This has been the perennial problem in India. The security is not there to watch the match for free. They are there to stop such interruptions from happening,” he said.

    He further added: “I say put the camera on the security and check whether they are watching the match or the crowd. This is a dangerous security issue which is what you are there for, to make sure no one goes into the ground. Anyone can cause damage to a player. It has happened in the past, why take a chance.”

    Gavaskar went on: “Remember, it is not easy to get into the ground. There are a lot of barricades, and still these incidents are happening.”

    India fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami made early inroads to leave South Africa in complete disarray on day three of the second test at Pune on Saturday. The touring side, trailing the three-test series 1-0, crawled to 136 for six wickets at lunch, still 465 runs behind India’s mammoth first innings total of 601-5 declared.

    Faf du Plessis was unbeaten on 52 with Senuran Muthusamy six not out at the break with South Africa relying on their captain to first avoid follow-on and then bid for a draw to keep the series alive.

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    Hitting sixes in a test match for fun! another century.

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    What a guy!

    What a return to test cricket!

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    390 sixes more. 9 more sixes, he will go past McCullum for hitting the highest international sixes (in all formats). Only afridi and gayle will be ahead of him.

    Gayle 534
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnaveen1980 View Post
    390 sixes more. 9 more sixes, he will go past McCullum for hitting the highest international sixes (in all formats). Only afridi and gayle will be ahead of him.

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    The way Hitman is going right now, firing in all 3 formats it won't be too long before he goes past Afridi and Gayle.

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    still think he is a mediocre player away from home. Would never pick him for England, south africa tours. ever. cannon fodder there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyron_woodley View Post
    still think he is a mediocre player away from home. Would never pick him for England, south africa tours. ever. cannon fodder there.
    He will be exposed in SA for sure, England on certain pitches he can get away. In NZ he will struggle if India bats first. In Australia he might do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majid Khan View Post
    Depends on what you mean by entertaining, for me nothing beats watching Hafeez batting against a quality fast bowler on a lively wicket - does not get more entertaining then that.
    That was savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majid Khan View Post
    Depends on what you mean by entertaining, for me nothing beats watching Hafeez batting against a quality fast bowler on a lively wicket - does not get more entertaining then that.
    lol c'mon bro leave poor hafeez alone. haha. steyn retired. btw babar made steyn his little bunny.

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    Ngidi bowling 145 kph

    Rohit on 199

    Pulls Ngidi for back to back sixes with a fielder placed right at the boundary to take the catch.

    Sheer guts and confidence of this man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Ngidi bowling 145 kph

    Rohit on 199

    Pulls Ngidi for back to back sixes with a fielder placed right at the boundary to take the catch.

    Sheer guts and confidence of this man!!!
    Pace has never, ever bothered Rohit. He feasts on pace and bounce. He's brilliant on slow and low pitches too.

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    Riding on Rohit Sharma's double hundred, Ravindra Jadeja's fifty and Umesh Yadav's entertaining 31, Virat Kohli-led team India continued their dominance over South Africa with a number of records broken on day 2 of the 3rd Test at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

    The day which ended early due to bad light saw a number of records including Rohit (99.84) surpassing Don Bradman (98.22) for the highest Test average at home with his maiden double century (212) which included 28 fours and six sixes before he was caught.

    Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has also become only the fifth Indian opener after Vinoo Mankad, Budhi Kunderan, Sunil Gavskar and birthday boy Virender Sehwag to score 500-plus runs in a single Test series.

    Interestingly, the former hard-hitting batsman Sehwag is the only player to have reached his 100 and 300 with a six in the same innings in Tests whereas, Rohit is now the only Indian to have reached his 100 and 200 with a six in the same innings in Tests.

    Dane Piedt, who was brought into the XI by South Africa for the 3rd Test, appeared nowhere near the bowler that dominated the domestic franchise system after he owned the dubious record for the most sixes conceded by a bowler in a series - 20. The economy rate for Dane Piedt suffered as Rohit has been severe on Piedt in this series hitting him for 133 runs of just 107 balls including 11 maximums.

    Rohit is now only the 4th batsman after Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle to score hundreds in both ODI and Test formats of the game.

    Rohit, who has the ability to switch the gears at ease, has also broken the world record for the most number of sixes hit in a Test series (19).

    In the company of Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane played a perfect supporting role for his teammate as he went on to score 115 from 192 balls. Rahane's 267-run stand with Rohit included a unique record of his 200th partnership in Tests without ever being involved in a run out.

    Kohli's batsmen helped India to score the most number of hundreds (7) in a series against Proteas surpassing six in the home series in 2009-10. Four of India's top five individual scores against South Africa have come in this series.

    On day 2, it looked like that India's pacer Umesh Yadav was giving tribute to the legend Virendra Sehwag on his birthday with his bat. Umesh has became the fastest player in Test history to score 30+ runs. He also went on to script another record and surpassed Stephen Fleming, who had struck 31* runs in 11 balls against South Africa in 2004. West Indies' Nam McLean's 12-ball 31 (vs South Africa in 1998), Abdur Razzak's 17-ball 43 (vs Zimbabwe in 2011) and Australia's WP Howell's 15-ball 35 make the top five.

    India batsmen hit 47 sixes in this series which is a new record in a Test series. Team India has eclipsed the previous tally of 40 in the five-Test Australia vs England series in 2013-14.

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    India opener Rohit Sharma, who brought up his maiden Test double-century on day two of the Ranchi Test, heaped praise on Ajinkya Rahane, saying that the middle-order batsman "actually got us the momentum".

    The hosts were reduced by a Kagiso Rabada-led bowling attack to 39/3 in the first session of day one when Rahane joined Rohit at the crease. From there, the duo ruthlessly negated South Africa, in a fourth-wicket stand of 267, to set up another colossal first-innings total for India.

    Rohit, who made 212 from 255 balls, said that after they were forced to begin cautiously due to the early losses, it was Rahane who wrested the initiative back for the home team post-lunch.

    "Our plan was very simple," Rohit said on Sunday, 20 October. "When we knew there was something in the pitch for the bowler, we just wanted to respect that spell, and we knew the time will come for us to get those runs in the second session, so we just wanted to play the first session out cautiously, and then see where we stand [at] lunch.

    "Once we got out in the middle after lunch, it was Ajinkya who started taking that momentum, and it was he who actually got us the momentum. If I'm not wrong, he was batting on 40 off 43 balls just around the first drinks after lunch, which means we capitalised on the loose balls, we got those singles as well, so the rotation of strike was happening every now and then, which is always good for a batsman.

    "When you keep changing strike, it doesn't allow the bowler to keep bowling there, because different batsmen, different style of play, the bowlers have to adjust their length as well, so I think we did that pretty well, particularly Ajinkya. He came out and started playing his shots, and from there he never looked back. The partnership after that kept growing."

    Rohit said that this kind of rescue act was nothing new from Rahane, who scored his first Test century at home in over three years, before being dismissed for 115.

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    NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Captaining India is such an honour for Rohit Sharma that he would not fuss whether it’s full time or sporadic, the stylish opener said on Thursday.

    Virat Kohli leads India across formats but former players including Yuvraj Singh see merit in split captaincy with limited-overs stalwart Rohit as the white-ball leader.

    Rohit captained India to Asia Cup victory last year and, with Kohli resting, will lead the side again in the three-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh starting in New Delhi on Sunday.

    Rohit has also polished his leadership credentials by leading Mumbai Indians to four Indian Premier League titles but was not too hung up on permanent captaincy in the shorter formats.

    “Look, these are beyond our controls,” Rohit, the only batsman with three 200-plus scores in one-day internationals, told reporters on Thursday.

    “Captaining India is a massive honour, be it for one match, 10 matches or 100 matches. When we were younger, the dream we had was of playing for India, not of leading India.

    “I got this opportunity to lead the team, and it’s a great honour. I have captained team in the past and it was a good experience.

    “I never think ‘why did they make me captain for just one series or two series. Why not for a full year?’

    “I don’t think or even talk about these things. Whenever I get these opportunities, I happily shoulder the responsibility and try to set an example.”

    The 32-year-old Mumbai player has revived his stop-start long-format career by reinventing himself as a test opener in the 3-0 rout of South Africa earlier this month.

    Rohit, who was adjudged man of the series after finishing as the top scorer, will face a new challenge in the two-test series against Bangladesh, which will include a day-night test in Kolkata.

    “It will be very exciting, it being our first test in pink ball,” he said.

    “I can’t talk about others but I played a Duleep Trophy match with pink balls and it was a good experience.

    “We have been waiting to play a test with pink balls and finally the opportunity is here. We will try to do well and get all 60 points (under World Test Championship).”

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    Rohit Sharma is set to reclaim the tag of the highest run-getter in T20Is in India’s upcoming series at home against Bangladesh. Rohit will lead India in the series, which will start from November 3, in regular captain Virat Kohli’s absence.

    Kohli and Rohit, the two leading run-getters in the history of the T20I format, are now locked in a battle for the tag for the batsman with the most runs. Rohit is 7 runs behind Kohli at the moment.

    Kohli (2450 runs) and Rohit (2443 runs) are the two all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. They are two of only five batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in this format – the others being Martin Guptill (2283 runs), Shoaib Malik (2263 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs).

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    I love rohit but I think Butler is tremendous when in flow. The way he slices 90+ metres sixes to long-on and long-off is stupendous. That too on yorker length deliveries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shantanu View Post
    I love rohit but I think Butler is tremendous when in flow. The way he slices 90+ metres sixes to long-on and long-off is stupendous. That too on yorker length deliveries.
    Butler is overrated, immensely talented but hasn't really set the world on fire with performance, Rohit is ten times the player in terms of reliability.

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    Pound for pound Buttler may be more entertaining.

    But when Rohit hits that sixth gear level, everyone gets left in the dust

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    On average Buttler is more talented. He doesn't need time to settle in. Rohit is either hit or miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Rohit Sharma is set to reclaim the tag of the highest run-getter in T20Is in India’s upcoming series at home against Bangladesh. Rohit will lead India in the series, which will start from November 3, in regular captain Virat Kohli’s absence.

    Kohli and Rohit, the two leading run-getters in the history of the T20I format, are now locked in a battle for the tag for the batsman with the most runs. Rohit is 7 runs behind Kohli at the moment.

    Kohli (2450 runs) and Rohit (2443 runs) are the two all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. They are two of only five batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in this format – the others being Martin Guptill (2283 runs), Shoaib Malik (2263 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2140 runs).

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sp...-runs-6098623/
    Scored 9 today so highest T20I runs scorer at the moment.


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    Rohit Sharma will play his 100th T20I when he takes the field in the second match of the ongoing T20I series between India and Bangladesh in Rajkot on Thursday. This is a landmark no Indian has reached. Only one cricketer – Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik – has played more than 100 T20Is.

    Among Indians, MS Dhoni is the second most experienced in T20Is, with 98 caps. Rohit Sharma overtook Dhoni as the most experienced Indian campaigner in T20Is in the first match of the ongoing series. Shoaib Mail has 111 T20I caps.

    Speaking about the milestone in Delhi, Rohit had said, “It’s been a long journey since 2007, I made my debut in the T20 World Cup. There has been a lot ups and down in the last 12 years in this format particularly. This has taught me so many lessons going forward.”

    “When you come into the team as a youngster, you are trying to learn things which happened quite smoothly at start. Then with few ups and few downs, I have become a stronger player and understood my game really well,” he had added.

    Rohit is also just 48 runs away from becoming the first batsman to reach the landmark of 2500 T20I runs – something he could do in the ongoing series.

    He is the highest run-getter in the format, with 2452 runs. He is one of five batsmen in the world who have crossed the 2000-run mark in T20Is, with Virat Kohli his closest competitor (2450 runs).

    https://indianexpress.com/article/sp...t20is-6106432/
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    He's done it again.

    What an entertainer!

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    He most definitely is. Elegance, ruthlessness, and consistency, this man is the most talented bat I have seen since Sachin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion66 View Post
    He most definitely is. Elegance, ruthlessness, and consistency, this man is the most talented bat I have seen since Sachin.
    Shame that he didn't achieved in test cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy0204 View Post
    Shame that he didn't achieved in test cricket.
    Are you sure? His test average is close to 50 (and if you look at it from 01-Jan-2018 it would be over 60). Granted that this wasn't his favorite format in the beginning but he is turning this around in a major way.

    That said, he has a long way to go and hasn't played enough outside Asia to be really judged properly in Tests. However saying that he didn't achieve anything would be wrong.

    I like what he brings to the table in terms of sheer dominance and clean hitting ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck View Post
    Are you sure? His test average is close to 50 (and if you look at it from 01-Jan-2018 it would be over 60). Granted that this wasn't his favorite format in the beginning but he is turning this around in a major way.

    That said, he has a long way to go and hasn't played enough outside Asia to be really judged properly in Tests. However saying that he didn't achieve anything would be wrong.

    I like what he brings to the table in terms of sheer dominance and clean hitting ability.
    He played half of his test matches outside Asia and you are telling it's not good enough to judge him?
    He was one of the reasons why India lost in South Africa last year.
    His real test will be in Newzealand next year,let's see how he deals a moving ball against Boult and co.

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    Rohit Sharma at 100: The Hitman's top records

    Rohit Sharma's 85 in India's win in the second T20I against Bangladesh was another addition to his many match-winning knocks in a glittering T20I career so far. We take a closer look at his numbers and records, which reflect why he's one of the greatest batsmen in the format.

    Rohit has had a glorious run in 2019 so far. He started with an ODI century against Australia in Sydney in January and followed it up with five more during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019. He carried that form to the five-day format too, scoring 529 runs from four innings in home Tests against South Africa.

    With that kind of form, a big knock in T20Is wasn't far away. After all, it is a format in which he first captured the attention of many, during India's victorious campaign in the inaugural edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2007. On Thursday, 7 November, India's stand-in captain hit 85 off just 43 balls, including six hits to the fence and as many over it, to help his side draw level in the three-match series.

    Here are some of the records reached in recent times by India's best-ranked batsman in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Batting Rankings.

    100 T20I appearances

    The second T20I against Bangladesh in Rajkot marked the 100th T20I appearance for Rohit, making him only the second man to reach the mark after Pakistan's Shoaib Malik. He remains one of the only three Indian players to have featured in each edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

    Most runs in T20Is

    There has been stiff competition in the run-making charts between India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit for quite some time now. For now, Rohit is leading the way with 2537 runs from 92 innings. His best run came in 2018, when he made 590 runs from 18 innings at an average of 36.88, including two unbeaten hundreds against England and West indies.

    Most hundreds

    Rohit is the only player to have hit four T20I hundreds; Australia's Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand's Colin Munro having hit three each. The second of those came off a mere 35 balls, against Sri Lanka in Indore in December 2017 and saw him become the joint-fastest to the mark alongside South Africa's David Miller and Czech Republic's Sudesh Wickramasekara. Sharma's 43-ball 118 included 12 fours and 10 sixes, and powered India to their highest T20I total of 260/5.

    Most fifty-plus scores:

    Rohit has 18 fifties, second after Kohli's 22. Along with his four hundreds, it makes him the joint record-holder for most 50-plus scores in the format. The most significant one perhaps came in his very first outing in the format: he scored an unbeaten fifty in a must win game against South Africa in Durban during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2007.

    Most sixes

    Rohit has hit 115 sixes in T20Is, the most by any player in the format. A striking feature about his six-hitting is that he relies more on the timing and maintaining his shape, rather than just aiming to muscle the ball. He has hit 225 fours too, the second most behind Virat Kohli's 235; thus, he leads the overall boundary count with 340.

    Best T20I partnership

    Rohit first opened in international cricket during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2009. Since then, he and Shikhar Dhawan have 1740 runs from 51 innings at an average of 34.11 in T20Is: the highest tally for any pair in the format. They've notched up four century stands while at it, with the highest of 160 coming against Ireland in Dublin in 2018.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1487304

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    After Virat he is a close contender for the 2nd spot. His speciality is he finds the gap so easily and consistently. Amazing. The map of Fielding setting by the opposition is always inside his head and he strokeplays accordingly.

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    Personally, i enjoy watching umar akmal bat, just waiting for his brain fade after scoring a dazzling 30 is disappointing and at the same time reassuring.

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    After Butler a big Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainul View Post
    After Virat he is a close contender for the 2nd spot. His speciality is he finds the gap so easily and consistently. Amazing. The map of Fielding setting by the opposition is always inside his head and he strokeplays accordingly.
    Butler is the most entertaining cricketer around and Rohit is second. before them it was ADB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    Butler is the most entertaining cricketer around and Rohit is second. before them it was ADB
    I think Jason Roy is more dangerous than Buttler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy0204 View Post
    I think Jason Roy is more dangerous than Buttler.
    We are talking about entertaining - Butler is truly 360 and more often than not he executes.

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    It was a mere trundle, and a nice smooth release of the ball. It pitched just outside the off stump around good length, it did not seam, did not shape much yet did just enough to compliment the bounce and took the outside edge of Rohit Sharma’s bat. Rohit was a tad lethargic in his feet movement but that takes nothing away from the delivery.

    A few minutes later Shikhar Dhawan was beaten all ends up by a fuller length delivery that once again moved to perfection to sneak through gap between bat and pad. Unlike Rohit, Dhawan was guilty of playing a flashy shot that wasn’t on. India’s two famed white-ball openers were dismissed. This is not the scene of an ODI or a T20I on a green track. In fact, it didn’t happen in a match at all, let alone an international one. Rohit and Dhawan were left fetching for answers in a net session ahead of the first T20I against Bangladesh. And the bowler was a 19-year-old Delhi cricketer, it was his claim to fame. He looked slightly lost, slightly in awe, but, well, in cricketing terms, he had made his presence felt.

    Right-arm medium pacer Keshav Dabas dismissed Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan – still considered to be a task at least in white-ball cricket – in quick succession. Keshav, for his part, didn’t even known how to react to it. He raised his right-arm for a brief period after finding the outside edge of Rohit’s bat but brought it down immediately as if he wished to undone everything. Like a true senior pro, Rohit picked up the ball and threw it back towards Keshav, something which he doesn’t do that often.

    That did very little to inject courage of a mild celebration in Keshav. When he castled Dhawan, he just walked back quietly after picking up the ball.

    “It’s a great feeling… Ab kya bolu samajh nei aa raha,” Keshav told Hindustan Times later.

    Keshav’s bowling even earned a ‘well bowled’ from India head coach Ravi Shastri and a ‘which club do you play for?’ question from India fast bowler Shardul Thakur. “No, I did not hear the praise from Ravi Shastri sir but yes Shardul Thakur did ask me about my whereabouts,” said Keshav with a sheepish smile.

    This was the first time he got an opportunity to bowl at Indian cricketers. Previously he was an official net bowler when Australia came here to play an ODI earlier this year.19-year-old Keshav, who is the youngest member of his family, plays for Surinder Khanna Cricket Academy. He has even represented Delhi U-19 in one match last season but narrowly missed out from the squad this year.

    Keshav lost his father in June this year due to a brain stroke, which gave his family some financial constraints but thanks to the jobs of his elder sister and brother, his family did not have problems to make ends meet. Keshav, however, wants to ease the burden on his siblings and bowling fast is the only way he believes he can do something for his family. “Isi liye toh cricket khel raha hu… It’s still a long way to go but I hope my dreams come true.”

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    I don't keep count of entertainment quotient of every player I watch but he is entertaining for sure.
    Hitting sixes with timing is one of the most enjoyable sights in cricket and he does it so frequently.

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    Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, who has mastered the art of depositing the ball in the stands, is just two sixes away is from getting to the milestone of 400 international sixes across all formats of the game. If Rohit more than 2 sixes in the T20I series decider against Bangladesh in Nagpur, he will become the only Indian enter the elite 400 sixes club.

    Only former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and West Indies' Chris Gayle have hit more than 400 sixes in international cricket. Gayle, with 534 sixes, holds the record of hitting the most number of sixes while Afridi, with 476 sixes, is second on the list.

    Rohit, popularly known as 'Hitman', has hit 398 sixes in his international career so far 232 sixes in ODIs, 51 in Tests and 115 in T20Is.

    Leading the side in the ongoing T20I series against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma smashed 6 sixes in the Rajkot T20I during his 43-ball 85 knock that helped India level the 3-match series 1-1.

    Playing in his 100th T20I in Rajkot, Rohit hit off-spinner Mossadek Hossain for 3 successive sixes in his 1st over. The Mumbai batsman later revealed that while Mossadek to the cleaners, thoughts of hitting the Bangladeshi bowler for six sixes in an over did cross his mind.

    "That's what I tried, I wanted to go for six in a row but when I missed the fourth one I decided to go for singles," Sharma told Yuzvendra Chahal on bcci.tv after the game. "I knew that an offspinner was bowling, and the wet ball was not going to turn, so my plan was to stand still and hit the ball without stepping out."

    Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most number of sixes in international cricket in 2019. He tops the charts with 66 and counting. Rohit had held the record in 2017 and 2018 as well wherein he had hit 65 and 74, respectively.

    After the 6 sixes hit in the 2nd T20I, Rohit Sharma now holds the record for most sixes by an India captain in T20I cricket. With 37 sixes in just 17 innings, Rohit went past MS Dhoni's tally of 34 (62 innings). Virat Kohli is third on the list with 26 sixes (26 innings)

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    For 3 years in a row now he's hit most sixes in international cricket.

    Hitman now has hit nearly 200 international sixes in last 3 years


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