“It was the worst time, blame myself for it” – Rohit Sharma recalls heartbreak at not being picked for 2011 World Cup

“It was the worst time, blame myself for it” – Rohit Sharma recalls heartbreak at not being picked for 2011 World Cup

Team India opener Rohit Sharma has admitted that being overlooked for the 2011 World Cup was the worst moment of his international career. Rohit, however, refused to blame anyone, instead conceding that he probably didn’t do well enough in the build-up to the mega event.

Rohit Sharma made his white-ball debut in 2007 and impressed in the inaugural T20 World Cup that India won that year. However, after a string of disappointing performances, he was not picked for the 2011 World Cup.

Recalling that period in his career, Rohit Sharma told Dinesh Karthik in an interview on Sky Sports that he wanted to be part of the team and “make a difference”.

Following the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup at home, Rohit Sharma made a strong comeback to the limited-overs set-up and is now recognized as one of the finest openers in white-ball cricket. He is the only player in world cricket with three double hundreds in One-dayers.

Fifty up for Rohit Sharma!

Can he convert this into a hundred? 👀#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/rhWT86mZ0z pic.twitter.com/1XNd8HWAOa

— ICC (@ICC)

In a way, missing out on 2011 World Cup was good for me: Rohit Sharma

Although missing out on the 2011 squad that won the World Cup at home was a massive disappointment for Rohit Sharma, the opener believes the setback proved to be a blessing.

Rohit Sharma was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup in England. He hit 648 runs at an average of 81 with a record five hundreds.

Edited by Arvind Sriram



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