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Rohit Sharma ‘can take game away single handedly’: Shakib Al Hasan ahead of T20 World Cup warm-up clash

Rohit Sharma ‘can take game away single handedly’: Shakib Al Hasan ahead of T20 World Cup warm-up clash

In this T20 World Cup, Rohit Sharma will hope to break India's ICC title drought and cement his legacy as a captain.

Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has showered praise on Indian captain Rohit Sharma ahead of their T20 World Cup warm-up clash on June 1st in New York.

Shakib Al Hasan recognizes Rohit Sharma power

In a video uploaded by Star Sports, Shakib lauded Rohit Sharma‘s captaincy and individual brilliance: “Rohit Sharma has a tremendous record as a captain, all the players respect him a lot as a leader and he can take the game away single handedly from the opposition.”

This admiration for Rohit extends beyond the upcoming match. Notably, before the 2023 ODI World Cup, Shakib praised Rohit’s selfless approach to the game, suggesting it was something his teammate Tamim Iqbal could learn from.

Shakib appreciates Rohit Sharma selflessness

Shakib Al Hasan previously remarked, “Look at someone like Rohit Sharma. He built his career from No. 7 to opener, scored 10,000-plus runs. If he sometimes bats at No. 3 or 4, would it be a big problem? It is totally childish. It is my bat, I will play. No one else can play. A player should bat at any position for the team. Team first. It doesn’t make any difference if you have made 100 or 200, and the team loses. What can you do with personal achievement? You want to make a name for yourself?”

Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy for India has seen its share of successes and setbacks. While he has excelled in bilateral series, he is yet to secure an ICC title for the country. Under his leadership, India reached the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup, the final of the 2023 World Test Championship, and the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup.

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Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli

Comparing Rohit Sharma’s captaincy to Virat Kohli’s, Kohli has had more success in overseas conditions. However, Rohit has led the Mumbai Indians to five Indian Premier League titles, whereas Kohli has not won any.

Shakib Al Hasan and Rohit Sharma : A Strong Bond

Shakib al Hasan and Rohit Sharma share a strong friendship off the field as well, having played numerous matches against each other while representing the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

Can India end ICC title drought?

Rohit Sharma is likely in the final phase of his career, potentially playing for another two to three years. With the T20 World Cup approaching, he will hope to break India’s ICC title drought and cement his legacy as a captain.

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