The India vs. West Indies series is the first series with Rohit Sharma as the captain of the team after Virat Kohli stepped down.
Rohit Sharma – The Hitman is the primary opener for the Indian Cricket Team.
The decision of making him the captain has been bittersweet with the fans and cricket followers all over India. As a result, some fans are way too excited about the decision, while some are questioning it. Rohit Sharma, in recent times, is being critiqued for his physique despite him putting in the performances. Even though his performance in the games has not been uniform, fans support him to deliver when it is most needed.
Among Indian cricket fans, Sharma has the nickname of “The Hitman.” He got the nickname when he scored 209 off 158 balls. He achieved this double-ton out of India’s massive first batting score of 358.
Rohit Sharma has a record of excellent scores under his belt. Along with that, he also has several disappointing in-form performances. He has not been able to deliver numerous times because of which he was questioned immensely.
He has also had a brief out-of-form spell in his career, which made every Indian fan question his reliability and performing potential.
Battling all these doubts, he has come back and is now performing much better than he did in the last few games.
Talking about performance, a big highlight from Wednesday has rocked Twitter and other social media platforms. Sharma is not known as a great fielder overall. A few fans might say that he is a ‘slow mover.’ But that was not the case in this match. Rohit Sharma took an eye-widening, spectacular catch to dismiss Odean Smith during the game. The running catch by Rohit rocked twitter and created an insane amount of hype among fans. Harshal Patel delivered the last ball of the innings, which resulted in this beautiful catch by the skipper. Fans used this moment to counter-question the haters.
“Some people can troll Rohit Sharma for his fitness.. But deep down everyone knows, He had never let INDIA down due to this.” A fan wrote on Twitter after the catch was taken.
Rohit Sharma is indeed warming into the position of captain of the team. The hopes of all the Indians riding on his shoulders. The responsibility of taking the team to new heights is also with him.
The fans have all the expectations from the newly appointed skipper and belief that he will deliver.