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Pragyan Ojha Reveals What Changed For Rohit Sharma After His Injury In 2010
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2023 5:06 pm
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Former India spinner, Pragyan Ojha revealed what made Rohit Sharma an aggressive and determined cricketer, saying the star batter witnessed a change in his cricket after missing out on making his Test debut. Rohit, who is captaining in the Indian team in all formats, was set to make his Test debut in 2010 in Nagpur but a twisted ankle prevented him from receiving his cap.

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Rohit Sharma 

Rohit eventually made his Test debut in 2013, when he amassed 177 to help India win the game by innings-and 51 runs against West Indies at Eden Gardens. During a chat on JioCinema, Naman Ojha said, “On the morning of what would have been Rohit’s Test debut in 2010 in Nagpur, he ended up twisting his ankle and had to wait for this ambition to be fulfilled for another three years.”

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He further added, “After that injury, I remember him being so aggressive and determined for two reasons: one for making his Test debut, and second, to get the Test cap from Sachin Tendulkar.”

Rohit Sharma has represented India in 49 Tests, in which he amassed 3379 runs including a high score of 212. The Indian skipper also has nine Test hundreds, with the latest coming in the Nagpur Test against Australia during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.

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Rohit Sharma and Pragyan Ojha

Earlier, former Indian all-rounder, Ajit Agarkar stated that Rohit is approaching his game slightly differently and is aiming to be an aggressor at the top of the order.

During a discussion on Star Sports, Ajit Agarkar said, “His record speaks for itself. You do not need to say anything about Rohit’s performance in white ball cricket. He has taken a slightly different approach at times, trying to be the aggressor at the top of the order. Maybe he changed it a little bit in the last series, giving himself a little more time, and got the hundred.”

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Rohit Sharma will be returning back to action, leading Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL 2023. Mumbai Indians (MI) will begin its campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 2.