Rohit Sharma is a classy elegant right hander with all the talent in the world. The Gods have bestowed upon him enormous potential and an array of strokes. He always has plenty of time on his hand and watching Rohit bat is always a treat. He can play an aggressive and defensive game and has all the things needed to become one of the greats. No wonder this young lad is often tipped as the next Sachin Tendulkar.
However the 23 year old lad who scores heavily in the Ranji trophy and punishes bowlers at will in the Indian Premier League has always struggled at the highest level. He has been in and out of the team and has done little to impress anyone and has disappointed our high hopes more times than not.
The youngster had a brilliant start to his International career as he scored a magnificent 50 on his T20 debut, and showed some class and maturity that even Sachin would have been proud of. However after that, Rohit has done little.
The tri-series however has been interesting only for two reasons. Mainly because Zimbabwe are winning and the second reason is because of Rohit Sharma. In the T20 World Cup, his innings against Australia was full of brilliant strokes and he looked if not at ease, a little better than the other Indian batsmen when it came to the short-pitched delivery.
Rohit's back to back centuries finally show that he won't go into the long list of players who could but didn't. He goes to become an star instead and isn't that what we all want? The young man has such a calm mind, poise, temperament, balance and elegance that puts a ballerina to shame. He is quick-fitted and has a varied variety of strokes on both the feet. His foot movement is dashing and he gets right behind the line of the ball. This allows his to judge the ball better and also gives him that extra second more to play his shot.
Great players always have all the time in the world to play a stroke. A 145 KPH delivery is more like a dull slow-motion delivery that arrives only to be met with a kiss from the willow. One such player was Lara, who always seemed to have time and never looked rushed, and Rohit belongs to that class.
However two back to back tons are just the start, and hopefully not the end either. With such huge expectations on him, I hope Rohit turns out as the world class player he looks to be.