Rohit Sharma played a blinder in Rajkot as India thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets to draw level at 1-1 in the three-match T20I series.
India’s stand-in captain failed to perform with the bat in the series opener but made up for that in the second T20I by smashing 85 runs off 43 balls as India chased down the 154-run target in just 15.4 overs.
Playing his 100th T20I for India, Rohit hit six fours and as many sixes during his blistering knock.
After Rohit’s “Player of the Match” performance in Rajkot, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag lavished high praise on the 32-year-old and even he went on to compare him with the ‘God of cricket’ – Sachin Tendulkar.
In a post-match analysis of the 2nd T20I with Cricbuzz, Sehwag said that he has not seen even Virat Kohli score runs at such a ferocious strike-rate like Rohit while citing the example as nobody can play like him, similarly, the Indian skipper can’t do certain things like the Mumbai opener.
“Hitting 3-4 sixes in a single over or scoring 80-90 runs in 45 balls is an art that I haven’t even seen Kohli pull off as regularly as Rohit,” Sehwag said in the show.
Revealing an anecdote relating to Tendulkar, Sehwag also said that the Master Blaster used to tell his India teammates that if he can score runs (in a particular scenario), they must be able to do the same.
He concluded by saying, “Sachin used to tell others if I can do something on the field, why can’t you? But he never understood that there’s only one God and the sort of things God can do, no one else can.”
Noteworthy, the T20I series decider will be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday (November 10). The two teams will then play two Tests starting from November 14.