To make Rohit Sharma a successful test cricketer, Ravi Shastri took this oath, gave himself this challenge
- Ravi Shastri vowed to make Rohit Sharma a successful test opener
- Ravi Shastri is India’s most successful Test opener since 2019
- In which one book is this related to Ravi Shastri and Rohit Sharma printed?
New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has made a name for himself over the years and his record in different formats testifies to this. Rohit Sharma, popularly known as the Hitman, has all the shots in his book and his art of staying at the crease for a long time impresses him the most. Rohit Sharma’s scintillating innings helped the Indian team register several impressive victories and the right-handed batsman has no plans to slow down.
It is to be noted that Rohit’s fortunes changed after opening in limited overs cricket in 2013. Earlier, he was part of the middle order and was not that effective. However, MS Dhoni sent Rohit Sharma to the opening and then what happened is not hidden from anyone. Rohit Sharma played sensational innings one after the other and broke many records.
Even though Rohit Sharma became an established opener in limited overs cricket, he was playing in the middle order in Test matches. Continuity was a big issue for him as he was constantly getting in and out of the Test team. However, things changed for Rohit Sharma after opening in the home Test series against South Africa in 2019. Rohit Sharma showed his mettle and scored three centuries in a hurry.
Story of Rohit Sharma becoming test opener
While Hitman did well on home soil, he got the team off to a good start on foreign soil as well. Rohit Sharma is currently the highest ranked Test opener. He has secured sixth place. Where the story of Rohit Sharma’s success in Test cricket is not hidden from anyone, but there is a story of him becoming a Test opener.
The book Mission Domination – An Unfinished Quest reveals how India’s head coach Ravi Shastri was determined to make Rohit Sharma a successful Test batsman. Ahead of India’s 2019 domestic season, Shastri said that if Rohit Sharma does not become a successful Test batsman during his tenure, he will consider himself a failure. It didn’t go wrong. Shastri got his target and Rohit Sharma is shining in Test cricket. Currently, Rohit Sharma is currently in England, where his team is leading 1-0 in the five-match series.
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