The day before BCCI announced the squad for the upcoming matches against Sri Lanka no one guessed that Rohit Sharma would be named as the vice captain. But Rohit Sharma fans were really dying for this golden moment.
Rohit Sharma, who has a legion of die hard fans was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Not even his journey was beautiful.
Rohit Sharma who started his career in 2007 T20 World Cup suffered a lot during his initial days. He really wanted to make his own spot in the mighty Indian team which had legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. Being an opener he had a lot of talent in him. But he really failed in showing that on a consistent basis.
Reacting to his selection as vice captain he said “I always wait for this opportunity, whenever I get this opportunity, to play for India, whichever format it is. Before those ten years, I never thought I would play for India.
I was just enjoying my cricket, playing for my school, for Mumbai and yes, once I realised that cricket is getting tougher and tougher. When I started playing Ranji Trophy, I realised that I have that goal where I can look at.
And once I was picked up for Indian team, there was no looking back from then. Even now when I stand here being the vice-captain, it feels pretty good. There’s lot more to do and I look forward to it.”
“Ten years ago, I was only thinking of playing for India. Being the vice-captain now feels really, really good. It’s a kind of honour that whenever the opportunity comes, there will be some sort of role that I will need to play and I am looking forward to it.
I am not thinking too much about it, I just want to enjoy the moment as of now. Yes, it will be a good opportunity for me to get on to the field. As we have seen, the last few years have been really good, we just need to continue that,” he further added.
Rohit Sharma is really a superb entertainer with the bat. In ODIs Rohit has scored 5435 runs in 152 innings with an average of 42.46. The only man in the world to smash two double centuries in cricket history!! The 264 vs Sri Lanka and 209 vs Australia were two incredible innings.
Now let’s see what our new vice-captain has in store for us!