Sunil Gavaskar Points About Defining Moment Of Rohit Sharma’s Career
By CricShots - Jun 22, 2022 4:36 pm
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There is no denying the fact that Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest batters in modern-day cricket. Since being promoted as an opener by MS Dhoni in 2013, Rohit’s career took a drastic turn for the good as he rose to become one of the world’s best limited-overs batters. He is the only batter to score three ODI double centuries and notch up five centuries in the single edition of the world cup.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

While 2013 proved to be a turning point in Rohit’s career, legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar has highlighted another pivotal moment from his 15-year-long career that helped establish Sharma becomes a modern-day great. For years, Rohit, an indispensable part of India’s limited-overs set-up, struggled to cement his place in the longest format of the game, but all that changed in September in 2019, when Rohit started opening in Tests and his career took off.

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However, despite piling runs at home, Rohit Sharma failed to score big in overseas conditions. Until August of 2021, Rohit did not have a single century outside India, but that trivia did not exist for long as against England, at the Oval, Rohit hit his maiden Test ton overseas, which for Gavaskar is a defining moment of Sharma’s career.

sunil gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

In a docu-series ‘Architects of White’ streaming on SONY LIV, Sunil Gavaskar said, “It should be a defining moment in his cricket career because at the end of the day, however many runs you score at home, the number of centuries and the runs that you get overseas are the ones that decide your place in the pantheon of greats.”

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Rohit Sharma has played 45 Tests of which 25 have been outside of India. Of his 3137 runs, 1760 have been in India and the remaining 1377 overseas. He may have only one century away from home but has more fifties away (8) as compared to home conditions (6).