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Ignored By Selectors In 2011, Hitman Rohit Sharma Has Proved That Dreams Do Come True

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Rohit Sharma has been having a dream run in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He has so far scored four centuries in the tournament
  • The Hitman scored a splendid 104 in 92 deliveries against Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday which was instrumental in the Men in Blue sealing a semi-final spot
  • Sharma became the first Indian batsman to register four centuries in the same World Cup

Rohit Sharma has been having a dream run in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He has so far scored four centuries in the tournament. While his ton against the hosts England came in a losing cause, the other three against South Africa, arch-rivals Pakistan and Bangladesh were match-winning ones. Sharma was also adjudged Man of the Match on those three occasions. 

The Hitman scored a splendid 104 in 92 deliveries against Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday which was instrumental in the Men in Blue sealing a semi-final spot.  The Mumbaikar became the first Indian batsman to register four centuries in the same World Cup. He is also only one behind legendary Sachin Tendulkar, with five centuries in the overall tournament, while emulating other legends like Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting. Rohit also went past Sourav Ganguly's tally of 25 tons to become the third-highest Indian century-maker, behind Sachin and Virat Kohli. Moreover, the 32-year-old also became the top-scorer of the current tournament with 544 runs.

The Indian vice-captain is making his bat do the talking now. However, there was a time when he was gutted after being he was not included in the Indian squad that emerged triumphant in 2011. Nonetheless, the Mumbai batsman got an opportunity to make his maiden World Cup appearance in the 2015 edition where he scored 330 runs in eight matches including two half-centuries and a ton.

READ: Here's What Happened After Rohit Sharma's Six Hit A Fan During His Record-breaking Century Versus Bangladesh At The World Cup

The Hitman had also taken to social media and expressed his disappointment back then. Cricket World Cup came up with Rohit's 2011 tweet. Read the tweet here.

The netizens came forward to hail Rohit's spirit after he made good use of the opportunity that was given to him . Read some tweets here.

READ: 'My Reaction When Rohit Tells Me We’re In The Semifinal': Hardik Pandya's Post After The Win Against Bangladesh Can't Be Missed And Ranveer Singh Agrees

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