India’s captain Rohit Sharma showcased his exceptional form in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match against Sri Lanka, as he achieved a remarkable feat of hitting his 3rd consecutive fifty in the tournament.
Rohit Sharma continued his impressive form by scoring his third consecutive half-century. (Photo: AP)
India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, has been in sensational form throughout the Asia Cup 2023, showcasing his exceptional talent and leadership skills ahead of the upcoming World Cup. Despite a setback in the opening match against Pakistan, where he fell cheaply, Sharma displayed resilience and determination. Drawing on his experience as one of the top batters in the circuit, he quickly bounced back with remarkable performances.
Sharma’s turning point came in the second group stage match against Nepal, where he led from the front and scored a match-winning fifty, guiding India to a comfortable victory. His unbeaten 74 off just 59 deliveries played a pivotal role in sealing the win for his team.
Continuing his impressive form, Sharma played a crucial role in the Super Four match against Pakistan. He contributed yet another half-century, setting up a solid foundation for India and helping them secure a massive 228-run victory. Former India coach Ravi Shastri applauded Sharma for his ability to handle the initial challenging spell by Naseem Shah and capitalize on every opportunity.
This remarkable innings against Pakistan marked Sharma’s 50th ODI fifty, placing him in the esteemed company of Mark Waugh and Javed Miandad. In the second Super Four match against Sri Lanka, Sharma once again demonstrated his mettle by completing his third consecutive half-century in the tournament. Additionally, he achieved the significant milestone of reaching 10,000 ODI runs, becoming the sixth Indian batter to achieve this feat.
Sharma’s consistent performances have played a crucial role in India’s successful campaign in the Asia Cup 2023. His ability to adapt to different match situations and deliver under pressure has been commendable. Furthermore, his leadership skills have been evident in guiding the team through challenging situations and leading by example.
Unfortunately, Sharma’s innings against Sri Lanka came to an end when he was bowled out by left-arm off-spinner Dunith Wellalage. He failed to get his bat down against a low delivery from a fuller length, resulting in his dismissal.