Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rohit to the rescue!!

Rohit Sharma is one of the growing Indian cricketer. Sharma is a right-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional right-arm offbreak bowler.

Having started his international playing career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly exhibited his athletic fielding and cool temperament to compliment his solid batting technique. Many analysts to be a permanent fixture on the Indian cricket team peg him. Sharma eventually made his mark at the international stage on 20 September 2007, when he lead India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50 (which came off 40 deliveries) against South Africa in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.

The win reserved India a berth in the semifinals of the tournament. At one stage India was 61-4, but his partnership of 85 runs with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to post a total of 153-5. He was eventually declared Man of the Match. Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan. Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007 and was selected as part of India's 16-man squad for the CB series in Australia. Here, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties, including his score of 66 in the 1st final at Sydney.

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