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Rohit Sharma Reveals How 2011 World Cup Snub Affected His Career
By CricShots - Aug 12, 2021 8:47 pm
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The veteran wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik is currently one of the commentators during India’s ongoing tour to England. His new style in the field and funny comments in between have won more hearts than one.  While being in the UK, Karthik is making the best use of the time and connecting with several cricketers to talk about other aspects of a player’s life. It was only a few days back that Karthik connected with Virat Kohli and now he was seen having a chat with the premier Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

During the casual chat, Karthik pushed Rohit to share the details regarding several moments of his career where the biggest question turned to be missing on the squad of the 2011 World Cup which India went on to win under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

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It was one of the golden moments in the history of Indian cricket. However, Sharma added that in a way that setback helped him in understanding his game in a better way. He didn’t have a good run before that tournament and when he was dropped from the squad, he decided to work on his career more than before.

 

During the chat with Dinesh Karthik,  “I was so desperate to get into the team and do well and I know the sort of team we had that time, we had the best chance of winning the WC, so I wanted to be a part of that WC and if I get an opportunity, try and make a difference. Down the line, I want to blame myself and not anyone.”

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He further elaborated, “Maybe I didn’t have a great run before the tournament and that kind of setback was needed to improve and understand my game better. In a way, it did good to me, I came back as a different person altogether. I sort of completely changed everything – especially the mindset and technical aspect of the game after that.”

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